My second end grain cutting board project used a brick pattern. The inspiration came from a cutting board seen at a craft fair. While cutting boards may not be terribly exciting projects, they are a good use of scrap wood and make great gifts. One important thing to keep in mind is that the pieces must have the same grain orientation lest the board crack over time. SketchUp was used to model each stage and to visualize the process.
- After seeing a brick-patterned, end grain cutting board at a craft fair, I decided to craft one myself.
- With cutting boards, it’s important for all pieces to have the same orientation of the grain.
- I used SketchUp to model each stage of the process in order to visualize the plan.
“Cutting boards are definitely not the most exciting projects, but they are a great way to use scrap wood and they make a great gift.”