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)
-Scroll Saw
-Belt Sander
-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


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

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!

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!