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How To Make A Walnut Cutting Board

Making a walnut cutting board is a fun and easy project that can be completed in just a few hours. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, and show you how to make a beautiful and functional cutting board out of walnut wood.

To get started, you'll need the following supplies:

  1. A piece of walnut lumber (I used a 12" wide board for this project)

  2. A straight edge

  3. A saw (I used a hand saw, but you could also use a power saw)

  4. Sandpaper (100 grit and 220 grit)

  5. Titebond III Wood Glue

  6. Clamps (optional)

  7. Finish of your choice (I used mineral oil)

With these supplies in hand, let's get started! We've broken this guide down into 6 simple steps to make it easy for you to follow along.

The 6 Steps To Making A Walnut Cutting Board

1.) Cut your walnut board to the desired size. I wanted my cutting board to be about 18" long, so I cut my 12" wide board into two pieces that were 18" long.

2.) Once your board is cut to size, use sandpaper to smooth out the edges. Start with the 100 grit sandpaper, and then move up to the 220 grit. Be sure to sand with the grain of the wood, not against it.

3.) Now it's time to glue the two pieces of walnut together. I like to use Titebond III wood glue for this project because it's strong and waterproof. Apply a generous amount of glue to one of the boards, and then place the other board on top. You can use clamps to hold the boards together while they dry, but it's not necessary.

4.) Allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding to the next step.

5.) Now it's time to finish your cutting board. I like to use mineral oil because it's food safe and easy to apply. Simply pour a generous amount of oil onto the board and spread it around with a clean cloth. Be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies, and don't be afraid to saturate the wood.

6.) Allow the oil to soak in for at least 30 minutes, then wipe off any excess. Your cutting board is now ready to use!

I hope you enjoyed this guide on how to make a walnut cutting board. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly!

-A word from Todd.

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Coding Schools
Coding Schools

What wood should not be used for cutting boards?

Answer: Open pored wood not to use for cutting boards like ash or red oak because these woods are difficult to clean from food stains.


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