example of a this old house logo house-shaped cutting board you can make
Steps // How to Make a House-Shaped Cutting Board
1 ×

Download the Template

 
Step One // How to Make a House-Shaped Cutting Board

Download the Template

download the template and affix to the butcher block to make a house-shaped cutting board
Photo by Mark Lund

Using a restickable glue stick, adhere the template to the butcher block.

 
2 ×

Make Large Cuts

 
Step Two // How to Make a House-Shaped Cutting Board

Make Large Cuts

Make Large Cuts to make a house-shaped cutting board
Photo by Mark Lund

With a straightedge and a pen or pencil, extend the lines on the template to the edge of your block to create guides for your jigsaw. Using a jigsaw fitted with an aggressive-tooth blade, cut out the form, stopping short at the corners.

 
3 ×

Trim the Corners

 
Step Three // How to Make a House-Shaped Cutting Board

Trim the Corners

Trim the Corners to make a house-shaped cutting board
Photo by Mark Lund

Finish cutting out the corners with a fine-tooth pull saw.

 
4 ×

Apply Conditioner

 
Step Four // How to Make a House-Shaped Cutting Board

Apply Conditioner

Apply Conditioner to make a house-shaped cutting board
Photo by Mark Lund

Season the board with butcher-block conditioner. Apply three to four coats to finish.

 
 

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