To make your own cutting board, you will need: untreated hardwood (we used oak), a circular saw or table saw, sandpaper, food grade mineral oil and a clean cloth. It is so flat and lightly textured that it can suction itself to very smooth counters if moisture gets underneath it. There’s just nothing particularly great about this board. We can easily accommodate bulk orders (20-500+) and can customize the boards to be the right size and design for you! The design of the Prepworks from Progressive International PCB-1812 17.38″ X 11.25″ Cutting Boardcreates a versatile board that is great for chopping, slicing, cutting and other food preparation needs. This finish dries glossier and the wood shows through lighter than using Butcher Block Oil.
Although the wood is treated with food safe stain, unless I go out and cut the tree down myself I’m never 100% sure about the source and whether it might have been treated at some point. This ads to the versatility of the cutting boards and adds value for customers who love to cook and entertain. If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts! Listen to the sound of the saw, if the wood begins to pinch, the sound of the saw will change.
In the two years since this guide was originally published, I’ve spent at least 120 hours researching and testing cutting boards, using a variety of them in my own kitchen, and interviewing chefs and materials specialists. You’ll find boards made from a range of materials, but according to our experts, plastic and wood are the best for most kitchens. However, I don’t really recommend them for lighter and thinner products as it reduces friction between the board and your work surface and could possibly allow them to slide around.
Push forward with one hand on the very back edge of the board, using the other hand to push the board in against the guide. July 29, 2013: If you must get a smaller board due to space constraints, the same picks apply, just go for the smaller version. Place a mark on the router table where the right side of the core box bit will end contact with the wood.
Finish the cutting board using either General Finishes’ Salad Bowl Finish or Butcher Block Oil To apply Butcher Block Oil simply flood the surface, allow the oil to penetrate, then wipe off the excess. This rustic cheese cutting board and knife set is an artful yet timeless home essential. Customers love the environmental aspects of the bamboo cutting boards as well as the attractive, light and compact design. Before we get started, make sure to follow me on Instagram , Facebook , YouTube and Pinterest to keep up with all my latest builds and free projects!