Hard Maple Cutting Board
The cutting boards are made of hard maple, cut into narrow strips before glue up for stability. A pattern template is used to cut a curve completely through the maple blank of a certain width. Then thin wood strips comprising that exact width are laminated into the curve. At the end of each curve glue-up, the board is flush routed and ready for the next step. Various wood and thicknesses of the strips allow individual artistry and flow. For example, use black walnut in two 1/8” strips for a 1/4” dark lamination and four 1/8” strips of mahogany for an overlapping 1/2” red streak. Since these are not an inlay, the board is quite durable—although in our experience, the board’s beauty often precludes the owner from wanting to put it to its intended purpose.