Looking for a satisfying woodworking project? Make this beautiful maple and walnut cutting board/serving tray. Simple enough that you can start in the morning, then finish it in the afternoon.
Slice, dice and serve in style on this easy, cutting-edge project from Chris Ryland.
We’ll show you a simple way to dry-fit the parts, scribe the arc and then glue the whole works together.
We used a 121cm steel ruler to scribe the arcs, but a yardstick or any thin board would also work.
Be sure to use water-resistant wood glue and keep your tray out of the dishwasher or it might fall apart.
And one more thing: Keep the boards as even as possible during glue-up to minimise sanding later.
Drill 1.3cm holes centred 2cm in from the ends of the walnut strips.
Then lightly clamp all five boards together so you can scribe the arcs on the ends.