How to Make a Wood Cutting Board

Use a piece of poplar wood to make a cutting board for the chef in your life.
Poplar Wood Cutting Board

Poplar Wood Cutting Board



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Materials and Tools:

hand saw
1x10 x 3’ poplar wood
tape measure
speed square
5/8” drill bit
butcher block oil
220-grit sanding block

Cut Wood

Measure and mark a 1x10 poplar wood piece at 16”. Use a speed square and pencil to make a straight line at the mark, and cut wood on the line using a hand saw.

Drill Hole

Measure and mark 1-1/2” from each side of one of the corners, making a plus sign. Using a 5/8” drill bit, drill a hole through the wood plank at the mark.

Sand Board

Lightly sand all corners and edges using a 220-Grit sanding block.

Sand Wood Piece

Sand Wood Piece



Apply Oil

Squeeze a liberal amount of butcher block oil onto a rag. Apply butcher block oil to all sides of the wood plank by rubbing thoroughly with the rag. Let dry overnight.

Apply Oil

Apply Oil



Poplar Wood Cutting Board

Poplar Wood Cutting Board



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