Handy Dandy Brandy handcrafts all kinds of fun wooden cutting boards. Our current favorite is this one that looks like a giant hot dog. It’s made from mahogany and birch with a squiggle of yellow EcoPoxy resin “mustard” down the middle. It’s perfect for prepping veggies and makes a great serving piece for cookouts. We also love her Charcu-Trees board.
Awesome Cutting Boards
Broinwood is known for making intricate cutting boards with a combination of technology and craftsmanship. His most complex design yet features more than 1700 elements. His process involves CNC cutting the butcher block and inverted pieces, gluing and hammering them in place, then milling away the excess wood.
This maple cutting board from AK Studios and Wren has a side slot and a silicone band to hold its knife in place for easy transport. The knife features a full-tang stainless steel blade, an integrated bottle opener, and a matching maple handle. Bespoke Post Club members can purchase it at a discounted price of $49.
Philadelphia-based UntitledCoDesign makes wonderful home accessories, including this unique polka dot cutting board. Each board is handmade from locally-sourced maple and inlaid with dots of various woods found in their shop. It measures 17.25″ x 7.5″ x 1.75″ and has a circular handle cutout.
This three-piece set is a great addition to any fisherman’s toolkit. It includes a titanium-coated, salt-proof fillet knife along with a folding cutting board and a carrying bag. The board has non-slip rubber feet and a built-in knife sharpener on its edge. Available with a 7″ or 8.5″ knife.
We throw out a whole lot of plastic, and very little of it gets recycled. Brothers Make shows us how they used ordinary kitchen appliances to melt milk bottle caps and other plastic bits to create a colorful and functional cutting board. They say the HDPE plastic they used is food-safe.
These round cutting boards make a great gift for home chefs who enjoy music while cooking. Cutting Boredom’s walnut wood “vinyl” boards feature punny artwork like “Vanilla Slice”, “Feastie Boys Grill Communication”, and “N.W.A. Straight Outta Chompton.” They come in 10″ or 14″ sizes and can be custom engraved too.
This circuit board-inspired glass cutting board is a great kitchen accessory for tech geeks. Unlike an actual motherboard, it’s perfectly smooth, so you don’t have to worry about getting bits of onion stuck in the electronics. If the circuit looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s based on the board inside the classic Sinclair ZX81 PC.
A dovetail joint that locks on four sides seems physically impossible. But craftspeople have figured out a way to build these perplexing objects with some tricky diagonal cuts. Fix This Build That used his X-Carve CNC machine to create a cutting board with the technique, and the resulting piece looks really awesome.
We’ve watched Broinwood create some pretty amazing cutting boards before. This Star Wars-themed butcher block really brings out the geek in us. We love watching the ballet of man and machine as the scene comes together with X-wing fighters taking on the Death Star as Darth Vader looms large.
We’ve already seen what artist Brother in Wood can make using his creativity, woodworking skills, and high-tech CNC equipment. Watch him create his most impressive cutting board yet, an inlaid design based on an awe-inspiring engraved coin design by Alexey Saburov. Custom cutting boards can be ordered here.
Larch Wood Canada creates beautiful cutting boards using meticulously-selected sticks of Canadian larch. The end-grain pieces are lined up by pattern, revealing repetitive shapes that occur in nature. They also make custom countertops. See how they’re made here.
We can’t get Monty Python’s Lumberjack Song out of our head after laying our eyes on Fred & Friends’ whimsical beechwood cheese board and knife set that looks like a slice of felled wood with a hatchet buried in it. Just don’t try chopping down any trees with this tiny axe.