Large Wooden Cutting Board


Here's how to build your own custom cutting board when you can't find the size you're looking for.


  1. Figure out how large you want your cutting board to be. Remember that wood can get heavy!
  2. Measure where you want to cut the angles at the ends to create a more custom look. Using a circular saw or tool of choice, cut the edges.
  3. Using the Bernzomatic TS4000, torch along the visible grains of the maple wood. To create a rustic look, torch the wood until you achieve the beautiful variations in color.
  4. After torching, use 80 grit sandpaper to give it a good sanding along the edges, corners and sides. Then, take the other 220 grit sandpaper and repeat. Remove all the wood debris with a tack cloth. Use a rag to wipe it down some more.
  5. Cut down two small rectangular pieces to use as the pedestals for the cutting board. Torch these pieces, as well. Attach the two pieces using a brad nailer. Make sure those pieces are sanded down. These act as feet for the cutting board when placed on surfaces and add a little extra height.
  6. Using a damp cloth, wipe down the board on all sides and edges. You can also use a water spray and wipe down with a cloth. Wait 24 hours until the wood is completely dry.
  7. Take oil of choice that's food safe and wipe down the board. Use a paintbrush to cover the board with the white worktop oil and then wipe it down with a new clean cloth. Put your cutting board aside for at least 6 or more hours to cure.

What You'll Need


DuraCast™ 4000 Torch

Product Info


14.1 oz. Propane Hand Torch Cylinder

Product Info


  • Large piece of wood that's food safe like maple, walnut or oak
  • 80 grit sandpaper
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Face mask
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Brad nailer and nails
  • Circular saw or tool to cut your wood
  • Mineral oil or any other food safe oil
  • Paint brush for the oil
  • Rag