Top 5 Cutting Board Designs of 2015

As we enter another year of this Creative Woodworking adventure, let’s take a look back at our top 5 cutting board designs of 2015. Feedback from our supporters, clients, friends and of course sales have determined these designs are big time keepers!

5. Simple RectangleSapele-Maple-Cutting-Board

This design is available in small, medium, large sizes and has proven to be a good choice. Sometimes keeping it simple is all you need to do! We always try to have a few of these on hand, simply pretty and fun in all the wood species.

4. End Grain Squareend-grain-square-maple-walnut-pumpkin

Our end grain designs are stunning (if I do say so myself), the walnut and maple combo creates the most intense contrast, which seems to be preferred. This square has a unique design detail. Do you see it? Bud has “framed” it by cutting the edge pieces in half. All the same size little squares would have been fine, but, this is better. Great idea, everyone loves it.

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Cherry Hutch

I have a hunch, I mean a hutch for you. This design is a winner, from the molding cap to the glass shelves.

Molding Cap

Molding Cap


Glass Shelves Anyone??

Open shelving above weighted with a base cabinet with doors below. Raised panels on the doors, and the finished ends, the ogee curve in the gives a bit of a formal look. A small bead is attached to the open frame (afterwards) so pretty. The cherry wood is so blonde when new – this piece has deepened in color tremendously. (I’ll try to get an updated pic)!

Our Cherry Hutch

Our Cherry Hutch

A new version of this would have LED lighting (not sure of the detail yet). Next up? Floating Shelves!!

Look what I found on Ebay!!

Floating Shelf from Reclaimed Wood!!

Remember, we are all about special orders, so tell us about your project!!

Treadmill Desk

This desk is designed for Sandy’s (that’s me) treadmill, which is old and bulky. Newer designs are much more open and friendly – keep in mind – special orders are welcome.


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1st thing we needed to do was decide the best height.  Comfortable for working while walking and/or standing. For those of you who don’t know, Sandy (remember, that’s me) I’m at my computer a lot. Between the scheduling job, the blogging and social media projects, there is way too much sitting.  This is going to be a big help – we think. The past 3 weeks have been a warm up and I really like it.

treadmill-desk-deciding-height-3Temporarily, we set up a mock up with plywood and after a while, added a nice piece of cherry. Done. 38″ from the standing surface to the top of the desk is what has been decided.

treadmill-desk-deciding-height-4Maple and sapele are the wood species, anyone care to guess why 2 woods were chosen? I can’t quite picture how this is going to look, but I know it will be beautiful.

Side note: Do you think we’ll ever finish up the baseboard in this space? Bud’s answer to this is yes, at some point.

Ok, back on topic.

What the heck is this?

What the heck is this?

Above is a pencil scribe that was created due to a very tight space between the treadmill bar bracing and where the desk will sit. You’ll see.

Oh look, is that a dovetail?treadmill-desk-pre-finishSanded and ready for finish. Anyone have an answer why the maple and sapele combo was chosen? Not just one or the other? You’ll see when the finish is applied – the dovetail detail should really stand out.


Hello Dovetail!!

See what I mean? How pretty is this?treadmill-desk-dovetail-sapele-maple (3)

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treadmill-desk-maple-sapele (3)The notches hug the pieces that extend to the arms…so far seems to hold steady at slow walking speed without additional support.  We’ll see!!

treadmill-desk-maple-sapele (2)The dovetails and arch valance are added to show design detail and the artisan quality that we, Creative Woodworking offer. Great idea hubby, as a butt joint and straight piece would have held up fine, but wouldn’t have been nearly as pretty – in our opinion. Agree? Disagree?

treadmill-desk-maple-sapele (5)Ok, time to get to work and walk for a while.  Thanks for stopping by our blog!!treadmill-desk-maple-sapele (7)