Scrap Wood Project: Farmhouse Style Cutting Board
Stop looking for the easiest scrap wood project, because you just found it!
A farmhouse style cutting board is so simple, rustic, and customizable!
Our garage will either fit all our woodworking benches and equipment, salvage furniture, wood, doors, shutters, windows, lawn and garden paraphernalia, the shop vac, a generator, and all the kids stuff, or 2 SUVs. We park on the street because that’s the logical thing to do… no one parks in a woodshop.
We do lots of building projects, and end up with rogue scraps all over the place. When this scrap wood project popped up with my friends, I figured I could build a house with it all. I’m kidding, I made a farmhouse style cutting board for my scrap wood project!
Join us on the last Friday of each month for a different Creative Bloggers Challenge!
The rules are simply that the project has to fit the challenge theme, which will be something different to inspire you each month!
Get inspired and creative with your hosts:
Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea | Kim @ Farmhouse Made | Kimm @ Reinvented
Denise @ My Thrifty House | Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Susanne @ Life On Pearl Street
Vineta @ The Handyman’s Daughter | Janice @ Sawdust Sisters | Anika @ Anika’s DIY Life
Sarah @ Sugar Bananas | Emily @ My Mom Made That
So… I need to know: Is anyone else’s woodshop an organizational nightmare? My favorite thing is asking for something, and it’s in a sea of organized chaos. Am I all alone in the sea of organized chaos?
Let’s make this scrap wood project, shall we?
Also, this post contains affiliate links. My full disclosure policy is here.
All I used for this scrap wood project was some leftover pine from signs I made. I used a paint brush handle to trace the handle and rounded the corners.
I used a jigsaw to cut the shape…
Next, I whipped out the drill for the hole in the handle and smoothed out all my edges with a sander. I used the sander to work down some of the areas where the saw got away from me.
Then I hit it with a hammer and screw driver, especially on the edges. Distressing and all the faux aging processes! Once it was cleaned off, I gave it a touch of Minwax Early American stain, and some white furniture wax I had leftover from waxing these stools.
Farmhouse Style Cutting Board: Easy Scrap Wood Project
I enjoy this basket on my trash and recycling holder, we started with Ana White’s plans, and customized it to fit both the larger sized trash and recycling cans.
We are going to replace these shelves with bigger barn wood shelves above for a microwave and some cook books and the things that are already up there. Either the open shelving, or a hutch on top, but I’m leaning toward a few bigger shelves so I can go picking for corbels and things…
I wouldn’t use this for food because it’s not food-grade wax, but to just look pretty in a basket I think it’s perfect!
Oh wait, I said I wouldn’t use it for food. Whoops. It’s just for 2 pieces of a lemon. Shh!
I want to make a few more in some different colors and sizes to fill up this basket, or hang on the wall like a gallery.
But, I think we should organize the wood shop first.
Got scraps? We do! See what we did with them!
I am in love with this!!!!! I need to give the jigsaw I try sometime. Your cutting board looks as if it came straight out of a farmhouse from long ago
Thank you girlfriend!!
Oh my goodness, I love this so much! I think I have plenty of wood too, my car is always parked just outside the “woodshop.” Amazing!
HAHA! Great minds think alike!!
I need to DIY my own ASAP!!!! This looks absolutely lovely and farmhouse-y and vintage-y!! You knocked it out of the park, girlfriend!
Oh yes you do friend!!! Get cutting!
I love the shape of your cutting board.
I so need one or two or three of these!! My hubby is going to hate me, lol!!! Hanging them on the wall is a fabulous idea 🙂
This has been on my to-do list forever !! Can’t wait to give it a try with all of your handy hints. Love how it turned out.
I have created a new obsession over here lol Thanks Sam!!
I love cutting boards and this would look great with my collection. You did an awesome job!
What a great idea for a display piece, don’t you loveusing the jigsaw?
I am not usually so fond of it because I never stay close to the lines, but I loved this! I guess it’s b/c it was mostly straight. LOL
I love the cutting board! I could do this! Not only pretty to display, but I seen one at a thrift shop that was extra long and it had a piece of wood on the front and was made into a shelf. It was super cute. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Adding to my to do list.:)
Wow! I don’t know if I’d be able to get the shape so perfect! That looks incredible! You have massive woodcraftery skills!
Oh wow, this is too cute for words! I have to get me one of those saws. I’m so inspired. Thanks for sharing I love it!
Beautiful job on the cutting board. Vintage cutting boards are hard to come by, so why not make your own out of scraps?
That was exactly my thought, I rarely see them in the wild! Thanks so much Gail!!