DIY – Making a Rooftop Cutting Board

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Well if sleeping like a log is what you have planned for the weekend, I bet you will surely be rethinking about the plan once you are done with this article. You can learn in easy steps, how to make your own roof cutting board at home, without the help of a trained handyman

Cutting BoardJust be ready with the required stuffs and follow the procedure to design your own cutting board at home this weekend.      

Things you need

There’s a list of things, including tools and raw materials, which are a must before you start with your own project of making cutting boards. These include:

  • A big section of unprocessed hardwood
  • Some mineral oil
  • Circular saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Pencil and ruler for measurements
  • Sand paper (80 grit and 120 grit)
  • Mouse sander

Procedure

Steps to follow, when making your own cutting boards:

Step I: Place the selected section of hardwood on a plain surface like a floor or a table top. Now mark the outlines of the desired shape of your cutting board with the help of a pencil and a ruler. Preferably go for basic geometric shapes like rectangle, triangle or even a circle.

Step II: Now use a circular saw to cut the outlined shape on the hardwood. Remember to cut the wood slowly with a steady hand, so that the saw blade makes precise cuts and shapes the wooden section properly.

Step III: Once you have a properly outlined shape of the chopping board, you need to soften its edges and brush up the slightest of flaws made during the cutting. Use a mouse sander and sand paper of eight grits for the sides and a sand paper of 120 grits for finishing the top. Repeat the strokes till you have a flat, even and a smooth surface.

Step IV: After finishing the wooden section properly, you will have just a model of the chopping board. Clear of the dust from the wooden piece and apply mineral oil with a clean cloth. Remember to rub it in the direction of the wooden grains and dry the wooden section for about an hour. Once the board is dried, repeat the oiling step till the wood stops absorbing oil.

Step V: If you want to add a handle to the chopping board you can include it the basic outline of the board. Similar to the carving step, cut through the handle section with the saw and then give the edges a finished touch with sand paper.

Step VI: Done with all the mentioned steps and you will have your own self designed chopping board in a small period of time.

Reading the steps does sound easy, but the step where the board is to be cut into the desired shape, is rather intricate. It is suggested that you first try your hand at cutting out shapes with old boards lying around the house, and avoid complex shapes such as circles.

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