Creative sawdust maker
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Whatcom County, WA
End Grain cutting board question
I am planning on making four cutting boards for Christmas gifts. My plan is to make them 12"x15"x1 1/2" and use either a Maple/Walnut or a Apple/Cherry combination with a checkerboard pattern. I was thinking my sqares would be 1 1/2"x1 1/2". I have a supplier locally where I am thinking I can get a couple of boards milled 2"x7" true. I am hoping to get each species in 6' lengths.
Provided the lumber is good throughout, are these numbers good or am I missing something here? I am trying to plan this to allow for waste due to cutting and allowing for any additional milling that I may need.