Renovation Idea: Make Your Own Built In Cutting Board

Renovation Idea: Make Your Own Built In Cutting Board

Sarah Rae Smith
May 27, 2011

In the past we've talked about how to clean a built-in cutting board, but we've never really discussed the process of installing one. They always seem like something that just happens to be in your kitchen when you move in, but these homeowners installed their own and the method in which they did so is rather brilliant.

Over at The Farm Chicks, they've turned what used to be a plain old cabinet drawer into a cutting board work station. A cutting board was purchased/cut to size and attached to the top of the drawer. The bottom of the drawer was removed to allow scraps to fall through the board and straight into the compost bin to be taken outside.

Pop-out hardware was added so they can simply press on the drawer if their hands are full or dirty and things open up and chopping can begin. If you try this in your own home, we suggest coating the inside of the drawer so it doesn't get food stuffs on it as they fall down through (though unless you're rather violent in the act, this shouldn't be an issue).

It's a simple project that can be a huge space saver in small kitchens and can be installed on almost any drawer — all you need is the right size cutting board for the size cabinets you have!

Check out more on this project over at The Farm Chicks

Image: The Farm Chicks

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