End Grain Cutting Board in Cherry

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Marko Tsourkan

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For finishing a board I prefer to oil it overnight, and then to apply a coat of natural waxes/mineral oil mixture and to buff it. At this stage, the board has only been oiled. Will post pics of a finished product tomorrow.

 

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Nice looking board, Marko. Is it sold, or did you build it on spec?
 

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This was a custom order. I do have enough of the same lumber for one more. It's is highly figured cherry. Some of the figure shows on the endgrain in the middle of the board.

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What is the width of the board. It looks less than 2 inches. Is it 1 3/4?
 

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Yes it is. The board's size is 22.25"x16.5"x1 3/4". From the lumber I selected, I had only enough for two boards, so I gave a customer a choice for a 2" thick board in 15" width, or 1 3/4" in 16.5" width. She chose the latter.

Also, the rubber feet are recessed into the bottom of the board, so it sits 3/16 over the counter.

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I must say that I like my 1 3/4 inch board. It takes off just enough weight and width.

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I must say that I like my 1 3/4 inch board. It takes off just enough weight and width.

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For my own home, I will make 1 3/4'. Our counter tops are already at a certain height, and my wife is 5'4, so for her to use a cutting board comfortably, it has to sit low and be as thin as possible.
 
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