DIY Pineapple Cutting Board

Contributor post by  Caitlin of The Merrythought


One of the things that I never seem to have enough of is cutting boards. Aside from every day use, I use them all the time for photoshoot styling and parties. They're really easy to make at home and it's nice to have a variety of sizes and shapes. Since pineapple patterns seem to be popping up all over the internet in shops and blogs, I thought a pineapple cutting board would be the perfect addition to my collection!


What you need:
-Piece of Hardwood (I used maple)
-Printer
-Pencil
-Scroll Saw
-Belt Sander
-Sandpaper
-Butcher Block Finish
-Pineapple image (download PDF file here)

How to make it:
-Print out your pineapple. You can download the image I used. (This PDF image will fit on a 6" wide piece of wood - you can enlarge the image if you want a larger cutting board.)
-Trace pineapple onto the wood.
-Cut out the shape using a scroll saw. If you don't cut right along the line in some spots, you can touch it up with the belt sander in the next step.


-Use a belt sander to smooth out the sides. I used a regular size sander for the bottom part and a 1" belt sander for the top.
-Use a piece of sand paper to round the edges of the board.


-Wipe off the board and then apply butcher block oil or conditioner according to directions.




About the Contributor

Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home d├ęcor & and bits of daily life.

Jan Halvarson

7 comments:

The Causal Craftlete said...

LOVE THIS! I'm totally into the pineapple trend and this cutting board is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Aw! This is so cute!

- Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

Rebecca Castleberry said...

What a great DIY! Thanks for sharing.
Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog

Kristin Fleming said...

What a fun diy idea!

Ursula Rosien said...

Adding this to my "Pineaple" board ;) lovely work!
http://www.pinterest.com/ursularosien/pineapples/

Now, would I keep my fingers if I tried to make this? mmm :)
Ursula @ kraft&mint

Maria Eugenia said...

i can use an old one, and change the form...thanks for the idea!!

Amanda Trimble said...

Where did you get the piece of maple? Beautiful wood!