10 Things You Can Do with a Wood Cutting Board Outside of the Kitchen

10 Things You Can Do with a Wood Cutting Board Outside of the Kitchen

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Taryn Williford
Aug 2, 2015
(Image credit: Emma Chapman)

Lets get real here: Anything you can do with a small piece of wood, you can do with a wooden cutting board. It's a pretty versatile thing in the realm of re-purposing. In case you need a little jump start on some ideas, here are 10 examples and projects to inspire you.

1. Grab a clock hardware kit and turn it into a wall clock, like Emma did with the state-shaped cutting board above on A Beautiful Mess.

2. Use it to top an ottoman coffee table, in lieu of glass or a tray.

3. You can use a cutting board instead of a tray anywhere, really. I love this coffee and tea service setup from TV personalities Steven and Chris.'

(Image credit: Steven and Chris)

4. Use a bunch of them to make a coffee table, like this one from Kenneth Wingard and P&G Everyday. There's instructions right here.

(Image credit: P&G Everyday)

5. Use it as a platform or foundation for a centerpiece.

6. Fasten some short legs to the bottom and use it as a shelf for your desk or TV console, like Delightfully Kristi did here.

(Image credit: Kristi Peterson)

7. If it's light enough, attach a pair of cabinet bar pulls to the top at each short end of the cutting board to make a tote-able serving tray.

8. Turn it into a side table on your porch or patio by drilling holes and hanging it from rope. (Or just buy this $43 version from GrindstoneDesign on Etsy.)

(Image credit: GrindstoneDesign)

9. Give it a coat of chalkboard paint and use it as a message board. This is especially cool if your cutting board has a handle cut out or another interesting shape.

10. Paint it and hang it as artwork on the wall. Over on Instructables, shyanna05 took a round cutting board and gave it a design inspired by a sand mandala.

(Image credit: Instructables)

Do you use a cutting board in an unusual way?

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