Sunday, November 21, 2010

Make your own decorative Cutting Board

I have a weakness for the patina of old wood.  



I don’t recall where I got the piece of wood... I'd hung on to it with the idea of making this cutting board.  It had to be old (and not JUST dirty) because it was a full inch thick - unlike the ¾ inch thick 
1 inch boards you find today.  

It had nail holes and stains to die for.  For obvious reasons, I only use this for decoration and not for food prep - I don’t 
really prep much food, anyway.




It was simple (raise your hand if you hate to hear me use that word) to make. I folded a piece of printer paper in half to make a pattern, cutting a little away at the time. Then I opened it up to check until I got the shape I wanted.  

After tracing it onto the wood I used my jig-saw to cut it out, my drill to add a hole in the handle and my sander to smooth it.

  This was slow going due to the thickness of the board but I resisted looking around for a dirty ¾ inch piece… 




All that was left was to rub it down with a little tung oil to bring out all its great flaws.  Charming, huh?  Here are some other ways I've used this old cutting board…







This cutting board has been around the block.  
I mean that in a good way....


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45 comments:

  1. Love the cutting board, that's clever!

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  2. Lindy-that is just darling! I have an old one that is cut out in a pig pattern that belonged to MyHero's grandmother. It is still my favorite cutting board only I don't use it anymore either. I love all the ways you showcased yours. Diana

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  3. Oh Lindy, You are the "BEST"! Love your cutting board! I too share your love of wood... LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it!
    Hugs, Donna

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  4. Great 'faux' cutting board! Looks great in all of its 'vignettes' ~ versatile piece! Very clever Lindy.

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  5. Lindy,
    I'm going to show Mr.CC this one because he will love it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. I love old cutting boards and you did a great job making that one. I saw one the other day at a shop and they wanted $49 dollars for it.

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  7. Oooh! I love the cutting boards! Very nice!
    Sandra

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  8. Lindy, You are really good with a jig saw! The cutting board is fabulous and looks like a really old one. I am on a search for some old wood and a jig saw. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    xoxo, Sherry

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  9. Very cool! I love it. Great idea and execution!

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  10. So cute!!!
    Lindy, I wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring your beautiful bird box on my Brag Monday post tomorrow!

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  11. Very nice and adds so much charm.(-: My oldest cutting board was picked up in a woodlot in Morocco by the maid when we were living there. It was never very pretty but I am sentimentally attached to it and still have it although I don't use it much anymore.(-:

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  12. Hi Lindy...

    What a beautiful old wood cutting board! Ohhh yes...it has just the right patina...love it! I also enjoyed all of the pretty vignettes that you created with it...lovely, my friend!

    Warmest Thanksgiving wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  13. What a great idea. I have lots of pieces of wood sitting around. Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy

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  14. That's a great project. One company's selling that type of thing for over $100! That's a great decor project. Jane F.

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  15. Those are so simple and cute! Hubby and I made a whole bunch last year for Christmas presents.

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  16. What a great idea nad I love how you used it in a variety of ways. I will have my eyes open for a piece of wood like that. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  17. Very cool, love that cutting board! I like how the patinas and colors of the two cutting boards together look!

    Tania

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  18. I do love it - and I love the many ways you have used it! Great inspiration!

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  19. Great cutting board. I love stuff like that, too. I liked seeing all the different ways you've used it. I'm your newest follower.
    CAS

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  20. I love this! You do such a great job in all you do!

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  21. That cute. I never thought to decorate with a cutting board, but it looks good.

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  22. Oh what a gorgeous first link. That means the Bragfest party will be a GREAT success. Thank you so much, Lindy!

    The idea of making one's own cutting board would NEVER have occurred to me. Once again you have proven that you think outside the box and it demonstrates your extremely rare and unique talent.

    It's beautiful -- you're right, the patina is perfect. You've also put together the most inviting vignettes in your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing your project on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  23. I have the same weakness for the patina of old wood. What a great idea to make your own decorative cutting board. I love it!
    Jane

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  24. Way cool, Lindy. What a good idea, I'd settle for a 3/4" piece, but I'm easy like that ;).

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  25. I just added your blog site to my blogroll, I pray you would give some thought to doing the same.

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  26. That is very cool! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

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  27. What a great idea. I love the patina of old wood also. I never would have thought to do that myself.

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  28. What a great idea! It turned out really nice. I like how you use it for so many little vignettes. I can only think cheese and crackers! lol! Nice job!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. Beautiful and smart. What a great idea!

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  30. Hey Lindy,

    Check out Beach Bungalow, I have a little surprise for you!

    S
    xo

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  31. Love this idea. I have a couple of old cutting boards and they are fabulous for decorating and serving. Thanks for linking to TTT and have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

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  32. What a great use of old wood, love your idea and your vignettes are a great way to show off your cutting board. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  33. Love old wood! it has so much character. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Seriously cool idea! I love wooden cutting boards too but I never thought to make a custom one! The sky's the limit with shapes and size too... ah man... what have you DONE here?! :)

    Donna

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  35. super neat! All these creative people in blogland - just amazing. Glad I checked you out.

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  36. Wow! Now I'm going to have to get hubby to make me a cutting board.

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on Not "Baaad" Sundays!

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  37. beautiful!! Making my hubby read this! :)

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  38. Lindy - This is fabulous! That piece of wood is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  39. Stopping by and following your blog from Lamby's blog hop...
    Have a happy holiday season!
    Best,
    Elizabeth

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  40. never thought about making my own cutting board. would be fun, i think ill do it!

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