Make An Easy DIY Cutting Board Out Of A Single Piece Of Wood
How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could make a DIY cutting board?
The answer is 1 board for a beautiful cutting board!
During this seasons One Room Challenge we are taking on the pantry & you just can’t have a pantry without a cool homemade cutting board 😉
So I teamed up with Worx Tools to create an easy DIY cutting board using their brand new Maker X precision power tools! This entire line runs on a 20V power system which makes it super portable, plus it has a bunch of awesome attachments!
This project is part of a paid sponsorship with Worx Tools, however, as always the thoughts & opinions are my own. I would never steer y’all wrong you are part of the Southern Yankee DIY family after all! See our privacy & disclosure policy here
DIY Wood Cutting Board
- (1) Piece of ¾” Board
- Sanding Block
- Start by cutting out the wood cutting board design onto construction paper. You could also cheat like I did & have a Cricut machine cut it out for you!
- Trace the outline onto the ¾” sheet with a pencil. TIP: Use the flat surfaces of the board for 2 of the sides, this way you won’t have to worry about cutting those sides.
Cutting The Board
- Next, use a jigsaw to cut out the traced portion. This is just a rough cut so don’t panic about cutting super straight lines.
- After the cutting board is cut out with the jigsaw I used the grinder attachment on the Worx Maker X to smooth the sides & finish the curved cutting portion around the handle of the cutting board.
- After the wood cutting board shape was more defined I used a 220 grit sanding block to smooth the entire board.
Adding Wood Cutting Board Design
- I wanted to add a cool design to my wood cutting board so I cut out vinyl to place on the board. You could also use stickers or simply print out letters & use double sided tape to stick onto the board.
Staining The Cutting Board
- Once I had the vinyl placed on the board I used the airbrush attachment to apply 3 coats of stain on the cutting board.
This attachment is my favorite, it applies the stain so evenly & makes it easy to adjust the paint flow.
- After the stain was applied & mostly dry I peeled the vinyl off.
The two toned look of this cutting board is super cool & fun!
- The last tool I used was the Maker X rotary tool with the drill bit attachment to drill a hole onto the handle portion. Then you can loop some twine through to hang it later.
I am so excited about this DIY cutting board. I think it’s going to look amazing on the brand new butcher block countertop in the pantry!
The Worx Maker X tool system made this project a breeze with all of the fun tool attachments. Plus I was able to complete this entire project using 1 battery!
Now I have a whole list of DIY cutting board plans I want to tackle.
Let me know what y’all think & if you have the Maker X what your favorite attachment is!