DIY Fish Shaped Butchers Block Cutting Boards

Dan Berg
by Dan Berg
3 Materials
Check out these easy to make DIY Fish shaped cutting boards. Perfect for Nautical or beach themed homes.

These beautiful fish shaped cutting boards can be made in a variety of designs.

Start by gluing and clamping together 1x2" hardwood. We used red oak and poplar. Please refer to our short DIY video that shows each step.

Once the butchers block cutting board is finished its time to cut it into the shape of a fish. We used a jig saw.

A disc grinder with a flap sanding wheel was used to smooth out all of the edges.

We also used the disc grinder to add detail to the fins

Sand the cutting board smooth with 220 grit sand paper.

Drill a hole for the fish's eye

mouth.A Dremel grinder with a cut-off wheel was used to carve additional details like the gills and

Once finished seal the board with cutting board oil.
This short video shows step by step instructions on how to make butchers block cutting boards from scratch.
This short how-to video shows how to easily cut and carve the cutting board into beautiful fish shapes.
Suggested materials:
  • 1x2 Red oak   (home depot)
  • 1x2 poplar   (home depot)
  • Wood glue   (home depot)
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