Save your kitchen countertops with your own handcrafted cutting board made from one of these cutting board plans.
Note: You want to make cutting boards from closed grain wood species such as maple. Oak is an open grain wood species and hence, food can become embedded in the grain.
Warning: When finishing your cutting board project use mineral oil or salad bowl oil. Do not use oils such as olive oil as they will go rancid. It is important that you oil your cutting board on an ongoing basis. Once a day for the first week, once a week for the first month and then once a month from that point on.
Warning: Use a waterproof adhesive such as Titebond II which is approved by the FDA for use in the assembly of cutting boards.
Always read the cutting board plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches. As well, some of the free cutting board plans require a woodworking shop that is outfitted with a good selection of stationary power tools such as a shaper, jointer and thickness planer.
These cutting board plans are for the novice to expert woodworker.