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! Make An Easy DIY Cutting Board Out Of A Single Piece Of WoodHow much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could make a DIY cutting board? The answer is 1 board per beautiful 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!
How To Make A Cutting Board From 1 Wood Board
- (1) Piece of ¾” Board
- Worx Jigsaw
- 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.
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.
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.
Once I had the vinyl placed on the board I used the air brush 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 thing I did was use the Maker X rotary tool with the drill bit attachment to drill a hole onto the handle portion, so I could loop some twine through in case I wanted to hang it at some point.
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 & 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 in the future now that I know how easy it is to make one! Let me know what y’all think & if you have the Maker X what your favorite attachment is!
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