Looking for unique cutting boards for your own kitchen or to give as a gift? Here are 15 amazing cutting board ideas you can make yourself!
Cutting boards are a great beginner woodworking project! They can be as simple as a hardwood board from the store cut to any size or shape, or a premade version that can be customized with a wood burning tool.
More advanced woodworkers can add marble inlays or create beautiful designs with multiple wood species. The unique cutting board ideas in this list will inspire you to make your own!
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15 Unique Cutting Boards You Can Make Yourself
Want to make a cutting board, but don't have all the required woodworking tools? A cutting board kit comes ready for glue and clamps!
This gorgeous DIY cutting board features a marble inlay and rich walnut wood. Combine them together to create the perfect bread and cheese board for your next party!
Handmade Hickory Chop Board
I never though to use Plasti-Dip like this! This food safe paint will hold up to repeated cleanings, and contrasts nicely with the hickory wood.
DIY custom cutting board
I've used a wood burning tool on cork trivets and coasters before, but never thought to burn custom designs on a cutting board! This would be a great gift idea!
Wooden Pig Cutting Board
Isn't this pig cutting board adorable? You could create any animal shape your heart desires!
Cutting Board with Marble
Here's another way to combine marble tile with hardwoods to create a beautiful charcuterie board!
DIY Herb Planter Cutting Board
What a unique cutting board idea! Always keep fresh herbs on hand with a built in herb garden!
How-to Make an "Antique" Cutting Board
If you want to make a cutting board that looks like it came from your great-grandmother's kitchen, you'll want to check out this tutorial!
DIY Wood Cheese Board
Sometimes simple is best! Oddly shaped pieces of hardwood can be found at specialty woodworking stores for a discount. Just apply some oil and watch the grain come alive!
DIY Painted Cutting Board
Give a plain cutting board a pop of color with this color blocking technique!
Shaped cutting board
This pear shaped cutting board keeps with the food theme in the kitchen, and the painted edge also gives it a colorful accent.
Cutting Board from a Tree Stump
Sometimes you don't have to go far to get wood for your cutting board. This one was made with a slice from a stump!
DIY Honeycomb Wood Burned Cutting Board
Etch an overall pattern onto your cutting board with a wood burning tool!
DIY Personalized Wood Cutting Board
Wood burning is a common theme with cutting boards, because it adds a design without paint or stain. Ashley went one step further and created a natural wood stain for hers to color the board without chemicals!
Easiest DIY Cutting Board to Make
Make a trendy serving board like these in a few hours with as little as two common hand tools and a scrap piece of wood.
I'm totally inspired by all these unique cutting board ideas! Since I gave the walnut and marble one to my mom, I need to make a different version for myself! Which one is your favorite?