Create a Custom Cutting Board


Create a Custom Cutting Board

Make a custom cutting board from strips of hardwood as you gain experience with many key power tools in the studio.

Meeting Times
  1. 09/17/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. 09/24/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. 10/01/2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9/17/2023 - 10/1/2023


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking


If you're relatively new to woodworking with power tools, making a cutting board from strips of contrasting wood is a perfect way to build your confidence with tools such as the jointer, planer, miter saw, and table saw. You'll get plenty of experience simply because so many parts are involved.

And if you're a more experienced woodworker, this class will cover tips for steps such as gluing and finishing that you can apply to many later projects.

The class will begin with a brief overview of the types of wood typically used for cutting boards and the styles of cutting boards that can be made. With guidance, you will then mill lumber in various stages of roughness to the smooth, straight and square-edge pieces you need. The instructor will guide you through proper techniques for gluing and clamping, trimming to final size, sanding, and applying finish.


You will make a cutting board from several types of hardwood, such as maple, cherry, and walnut. Your board can be up to about 12" X 18" by 1" thick, but the dimensions will vary depending on the design choices you make.


A $37 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers the wood, finish, and shop supplies.


Before this class begins, you must have completed  Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

  • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Dawn Weaver

Dawn Weaver has been inspired by a lifetime of watching her father and grandfather’s beautiful pieces come to life in their wood shops. Since becoming a BARN member, active in the Woodworking Studio, Dawn has crafted many meticulously detailed works for kitchen and home. See more of her work on Instagram @Weaver_Woodworks.

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