Live Edge Myrtle Cutting Board

Fillipi Rocha
by Fillipi Rocha
4 Materials
6 Hours

Hi there! I am an avid woodworker, and love to create something useful from natural wood. We found a downed

myrtle (bay tree) on our property and decided to make something out of it. We began by milling it with an Alaskan mill to make some tables or benches. With one of the slabs we chose to make some cutting boards. Check out how we did it! Sneak peek: We filled the natural cracks of the wood with blue epoxy, for some extra detail.

This is the slab we chose for the cutting board. Gonna be cool ;)

We cleaned it up, sanded it down and got it ready to be cut and carved.

Here it is getting cut up into the shape we wanted!

We cut the handles using a jigsaw. It looks pretty awesome, no?

This is a closeup of the blue epoxy detail. Hope y'all like em! We made a few different variations of these, and they are awesome.

Read this guide on  how to clean a wood cutting board for tips on keeping your new board clean!

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  • Joanie Joanie on Mar 08, 2019

    Can you make a nice Pizza Peel? I have one, but I can always use another.......what kind of wood do you use?

  • Penny-Marie Penny-Marie on Mar 08, 2019

    If it's a cutting board how does the blue epoxy affect the food being cut on it? What did you coat it with to make it useable for it?

  • Deborzh Deborzh on Mar 08, 2019

    Was this green wood? Did you dry it? What did you use to season it? Sorry for all the questions.

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  • Lori Johnson Lori Johnson on Mar 19, 2019

    A piece like that, in the long form, would make for a good outdoor bench. Just attach a couple of cut logs on the underside, for legs. They could be any length and no two ever the same. Your cutting board looks wonderful. Good job.

  • Michelle Michelle on Jan 10, 2024

    I just bought some live edge wood slabs and slices. I am looking forward to using your idea!