I started out with two chunky cutting boards that I picked up at a thrift store.
I removed the feet and the metal handles.
Then I measured and drew a design on the boards
so that I could cut them into a different shape.
I used a band saw to cut out the new shape and
then used a drill press to drill a hole in the top of each board.
I sanded the cut edges to smooth them out and give them a slightly rounded over feel
and then gave them a good scrubbing.
Lastly, I added a piece of jute twine to each board.
I love the new look.
They have a timeworn, aged feel already because they are used
and have plenty of cut marks in them.
The possibilities are endless with the shapes that you can make.
Here's another cutting board that I cut into a new shape.
This board became a little piggy.
To create a pig pattern,
I found a picture of a pig cutting board online
and then drew it larger onto a piece of paper.
I cut out my pattern and traced the pig shape onto the cutting board.
Again, using a band saw, I cut out the little pig
and used the drill press to drill a hole in his tail.
I love this one too.
If you'd like to see a couple of the other cutting board projects that I've done
Have you repurposed a cutting board or
do you have a collection of them on display in your home?
I have a few that I use and a few that I have for display on a counter in our cabin.
'til next time,