Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought
One of the things that I never seem to have enough of is cutting boards. Aside from every day use, I use them all the time for photoshoot styling and parties. They’re really easy to make at home and it’s nice to have a variety of sizes and shapes. Since pineapple patterns seem to be popping up all over the internet in shops and blogs, I thought a pineapple cutting board would be the perfect addition to my collection!
What you need:
-Piece of Hardwood (I used maple)
-Butcher Block Finish
-Pineapple image (download PDF file here)
How to make it:
-Print out your pineapple. You can download the image I used. (This PDF image will fit on a 6″ wide piece of wood – you can enlarge the image if you want a larger cutting board.)
-Trace pineapple onto the wood.
-Cut out the shape using a scroll saw. If you don’t cut right along the line in some spots, you can touch it up with the belt sander in the next step.
-Use a belt sander to smooth out the sides. I used a regular size sander for the bottom part and a 1″ belt sander for the top.
-Use a piece of sand paper to round the edges of the board.
-Wipe off the board and then apply butcher block oil or conditioner according to directions.