Maple And Walnut Cutting Board

Here’s a Maple and Walnut cutting board that I recently did. It’s about 7″ square and the Walnut strips are 1/4″ wide. It’s finished with beeswax.

Maple And Walnut Cutting Board

This was a cool exercise in creating a different pattern with the contrasting woods and something that I will be exploring more of in the future. The trick is getting all the wood lined up so that all the ends match. Otherwise, it would look terrible. This becomes quite the challenge during glue-up when things start to slide while clamping. With a little patience, and a whole lot of luck, it can be done, making this project not only worthwhile but very satisfying.

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