Every time I make a piece of furniture I end up with lots of scrap wood. I cut furniture parts out of bigger pieces of wood (of course) and end up ‘wasting’ about 40% of every board. Which sucks, because these woods are so beautiful.
So every Christmas I find something to do with the scraps. This year, cutting boards. Gifts for my friends and family. I took all the scraps, milled them to different widths, and played around with patterns and random arrangements.
The woods I used this year were (from lightest to darkest), maple, curly maple, cherry, mahogany, bubinga, and wenge. So that’s the woods my besties will be chopping their veggies on for the next many years.
I finished it with something called ‘Butcher Block Conditioner’ which you can find at Home Depot. It’s basically mineral oil and beeswax. Non toxic, soaks in and protects the wood from water.