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Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Believe it or not, it really is our most popular, sought after design.  Our chevron pattern cutting board also known as a herringbone pattern design cutting board.  Why?  I think the pattern is definitely unique almost 3 dimensional when you look directly at it.  But I believe what really attracts customers to this cutting board design is the natural colors of the woods.  They are spectacular!  Our boards are a little unusual from what’s out there in that we use exotic woods in our design.  Not too many chevron boards are made with purple heart, padauk or brazilian cherry hardwoods in them.

Unused Scrap Hardwoods

Unused Scrap Hardwoods

Mac Cutting Boards makes all their products from unused scrap hardwoods.  There are so many scrap hardwoods out there being thrown away or used for kindling.  It’s a shame really.  Hardwoods such as purple heart, black walnut, padauk and zebra hardwoods (just to name a few) are all great pieces we repurpose and upcycle into our boards.  This is why you see colorful, amazing and stunning colors (woods) in our boards.  Nature provided the colors, we just made sure that none of it goes to waste.  Imagine what this world would be like if we just did that take waste pieces and repurpose it into something fabulous.  Check out Upcycle That.

Different Types Exotic Hardwoods from Latin America

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Latin America hardwoods are vivid in color, has withstand the weather and have fantastic qualities about them that can be made for musical instruments, flooring, cabinetry, home decor, cutting boards and many more.  There are many diversity of species from Central and South America.  Here are a few that Mac Cutting Boards uses primarily because where we are located, there has been an abundant amount of unused scrap hardwoods listed below that are being used to build an outdoor porch, install indoor flooring, custom cabinets and fancy furniture.  Lucky us!  The cutting board above has a combination of brazilian cherry, purple heart and american cherry hardwoods.

Bloodwood Table

Bloodwood Table

Bloodwood

  1. Janka hardness – 2900 lbs
  2. Dark, bright, rich red color texture
  3. Tree can grow from 80 feet to 150 feet tall
  4. Located in Central South America

Canarywood

Canarywood

Canarywood

  1. Janka hardness – 1520 lbs
  2. Bright yellow color
  3. Tree can grow from 80 feet to 150 feet tall
  4. Located Panama to Southern Brazil
Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry

  1. Janka hardness – 2790 lbs
  2. Dark red with black stripes throughout the wood – also can be known as Brazilian Rosewood
  3. Tree can grow from 100 feet to 130 feet tall
  4. Located in Brazil

Purple Heart Lumber

Purple Heart Lumber

Purple Heart 

  1. Janka hardness – 2520 lbs
  2. Dark rich purple color
  3. Tree can grow from 100 feet to 170 feet tall
  4. Located from Mexico to Brazil

Wood vs Plastic Cutting Boards for a Handmade Wedding Gift

Wood Cutting Boards

Wood Cutting Boards

Wood vs plastic cutting boards are always dependent on what your preference would be for the newly weds.  They both have great advantages and usages.

Plastic Cutting Boards
1. Easily cleaned – dishwasher safe
2. Can be bleached
3. Affordable which means you can have several of these boards to use on a variety of different types chopping (ie, meats, chicken, seafood, and/or vegetables).
4. Can be use as a serving platter.

Wood Cutting Boards
1. Only wash via soap and water. Not to be placed into a dishwasher as it can cause it to dry up rapidly, crack and/or split.
2. Must maintain it by applying mineral oil on the board at least once a month. Preferably once a week. This step can help last the wood cutting board for many years.
3. Wood is a natural fighter of bacteria. Bacteria itself disappears on the surface of the board without even cleaning it. Talk about convenient. What it cannot help with is odor and stain which is why you want to wash it with soap and water.
4. Can be used as a serving tray.
5. Can be colorful and decorative.

The decision to choose is based on your tastes with decor and functionality.

Wooden Chopping Boards vs Wood Cutting Boards

What is the difference?  Absolutely none.  They are one in the same.  It’s a matter of what people call what.  Potato or potatoe right?  Wooden chopping boards be definition is a flat wooden piece where you cut items on.  This is the same definition as a wood cutting board.  There are a variety of wooden chopping boards to choose from.  What type of woods, the size, with a stand or not, the decor element and so on.  Check out a few wood cutting boards that Mac Cutting Boards has produced.

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

The chevron herringbone design cutting board has “v” shapes throughout the board.  It is made from unused scrap purple heart, american cherry, brazilian cherry and walnut hardwoods.  Our most popular design.

Paddle Cutting Boards

Paddle Cutting Boards

A paddle cutting board is one that has a handle and easily moved around.  It can be used as a serving board or a sandwich board.  It is small enough that you can use it for cutting up a tomato or an onion.  Easily stored and can be hanged.

End Grain Edge Grain Cutting Board

End Grain Edge Grain Cutting Board

Our end grain and edge grain combination cutting board.  Made with purple heart, maple, american cherry, black walnut, lyptus and brazilian cherry.  Gorgeous piece!

What is Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

A chevron herringbone design cutting board is truly unique.  A cutting board with V patterns throughout the board is definitely a conversation piece.  So what is it?  Is it chevron design or a herringbone design?  Hmmmmm.  Check it out for yourself.

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

It almost looks like a 3 dimensional look to it.  Stand it upright and you’ll see it.  But wait!  What makes our chevron pattern cutting board so unusual is that the reverse of this board is edge grain design.  Dual boards in one.  Brilliant right?

Edge Grain Cutting Board

Edge Grain Cutting Board

By definition chevron pattern is a V-shaped pattern, especially a kind of fret used in architecture.  A herringbone design is a pattern consisting of rows of short, slanted parallel lines with the direction of the slant alternating row by row and used in masonry, parquetry, embroidery, and weaving.  Sounds the same to me right?

Either way, the design is all about what resonates with you.  This wood cutting board can be used in a variety of ways.  Serving cheese and fruit, displaying your decor items or it or displaying it by itself (some people think it is art in itself) or just simply cutting on it.  You will definitely get your visitors in your home asking “where did you get this?”.

How To Make A Chevron Pattern Wooden Cutting Board

Chevron Pattern Cutting Board

Chevron Pattern Cutting Board

I know right!  It is also known as herringbone pattern, herringbone design, chevron design or zig zag pattern cutting boards.  They are absolutely gorgeous!  Way more time consuming … about twice as long to make.  A few more edge pieces of scraps are produced just to come up with the design.  But well worth the efforts.  In the end, a beautiful piece of art, but it is still a wooden cutting board.  Functional and conversational.  What a combination! So how does one make a chevron pattern cutting board?  Four simple steps below.

Chevron Pattern Cutting Board

Chevron Pattern Cutting Board

1.  Cut pieces of wood at the length you would like the cutting board to be (12″ or 14″ or maybe longer).  Cut enough pieces of wood to the width you want it as well.

2.  Glue the wood pieces at a diagonal.  Every piece.  They should not be glued the same length.  Then use clamps on both sides to keep the pieces in place, flat and dry.

3.  After drying, cut the pieces the opposite direction.  Then glue it again matching the patterns into a “v” shape.  Clamp it once more to dry this way.

4.  Cut off the rough edges off.  Shape it and sand it.  You’re done!

 

 

What are the Different Styles of Hardwood Cutting Boards

my guide come in a variety of styles, shapes, materials and sizes.  Here are some of my favorite styles.

End Grain Edge Grain Cutting Board

End Grain Edge Grain Cutting Board

The combination “end grain and edge grain” combination is my absolute favorite!  The colors and the combination of woods used is gorgeous.  This my guide is made with purple heart, walnut, brazilian cherry and maple.

Engraved Wine Bottle Shaped Cutting Board

Engraved Wine Bottle Shaped Cutting Board

These my guide are made with maple, walnut and mahogany hardwoods.  This style is called an “edged grain” cutting board where all the strips of woods is going the same direction.  It is also called “flat grain” as well.   These were custom made for a wedding gift.  Pretty cool.

Chevron Pattern Cutting Board

Chevron Pattern Cutting Board

Here’s a my guide made with maple, mahogany and walnut hardwoods.   A chevron pattern is when you place the woods in a certain way to form a “v” shape.  This is definitely one of my favorites!

Paddle Cutting Boards

Paddle Cutting Boards

We have my guide coming out of our ears right now.  Not sure why this is a favorite of people coming into our booth.  They are buying it!  Which is great!  It can be used as a cutting board or a serving board.  Sometimes, it also a my guide