How to Make a Bamboo Cutting Board

Dec 30th

Bamboo is an environmentally friendly wood that has spread rapidly in homes around the world. If you want a bamboo cutting board in your kitchen, but you do not get one, or if you just need a project for the weekend, do it yourself is simple and ideal.

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Instructions

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  1. Purchase land or unfinished, in a store or home improvement retailer in a refinished wood timber bamboo. Use a table saw to cut into uniform strips having between 1 and 2 inches (3 to 6 cm) wide.
  2. Place two pipe clamps or bars on a table or other flat work surface. Apply a bead of wood glue Waterproof between each bamboo strip, spreading the glue with a paintbrush. Adjust the clamps around the bamboo cutting board.
  3. Remove excess dried glue on both surfaces of the bamboo cutting board. Sand both surfaces of the table dry sandpaper 80 grit, then with 100 grit sand paper and finally with 150 grit sandpaper.
  4. Round the edges of the bamboo table with a router and drill 3/4 inch (2 cm). Sand all surfaces of the table with sandpaper 220 grit and remove all dust with a tack cloth.
  5. Apply a first coat of oil to all surfaces of the table with ultra fine steel wool. Rub the oil into the wood grain direction.