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How To Make a ‘Butterfly’ 3D End Grain Cutting Board

Kitchen renovations can be one of the most expensive parts of improving and upgrading a home. My parents have redone their kitchen a few times in the time they have lived in their house. Each time it’s done they swear they will never do it again. It is a big hassle not having the use of some of your modern-day pieces of technology such as a microwave and an oven. The cost of renovating a kitchen can also be extremely high. People who don’t have the money to do a complete kitchen remodel may be looking for more cost-effective ways to liven up the decor in one of the most used rooms in a home. When it comes to bringing more style and aesthetic appeal to a kitchen, most people wouldn’t give a simple cutting board a second thought. I mean really, what can a cutting board do to liven up a kitchen? I would have had the same question, until I saw what this guy did with just three types of wood and some good old-fashioned elbow grease. This is seriously amazing.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

Master woodworker Andrei Muntian wanted to show that you don’t need a complete rebuild of your kitchen to add a whole lot of character. He started out with three types of wood: Maple, Padauk and Walnut.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

The boards were then all cut into thick strips.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

He then marked each board for more cutting.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

Using the marks he just made, he then cut the strips even thinner. This would be a very tedious process.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

The thin strips were then stacked next to each other.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

He then marked each individual piece of wood so he would know what order to put them in again.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

He then laid them in the correct order again to get them ready for gluing.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

After a layer of wood glue, it was ready to go.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

The wood strips were then clamped together and left to sit and dry.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

After the glue was settled and dry, it was time for the next step.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

He then took the glued together wood and cut it into even more strips.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

The new strips of the glued together wood were then laid in a checkerboard style arrangement.

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

The final masterpiece:

How To Make a 'Butterfly' 3D End Grain Cutting Board

Check Out The Video Of The Project To See The Finished 3D Cutting Board!

This is something I would be showing off to everyone that came into my home. Making something like this with your own hands would be such a rewarding feeling. Not only would you have created something beautiful, but it also has a purpose and function in your house. I just don’t know if I could bring myself to use this 3D cutting board. It’s almost too beautiful.

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