Cutting boards are useful, as every kitchen needs at least one. However, not every wood species is recommended for cutting boards. Open-grained stock such as oak aren't conducive for use in such a project, as food particles can become embedded in the grain. Instead, choose a tight-grained stock such as birch, or in this case, maple.
Download the Free Woodworking Plans to build this hardwood cutting board (PDF).
- Woodworking: Easy
- Finishing: Mineral Oil or Salad Bowl Oil
Time to Complete
- 2 Hours
- Miter Saw or Circular Saw
- Table Saw with Dado Set
- Router with 3/4" Roundover BitMaterials Needed
- Three (3) Pieces 1x6 x 16-1/2" - Maple or Birch
- Two (2) Pieces 1x4 x 14" - Maple or Birch
- Tape Measure
- Waterproof Woodworker's Glue such as Titebond II
- Mineral Oil or Salad Bowl Oil