Cutting Board with Marble Cheese Plate

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Rogue Engineer 2

Cutting boards are all the rage now-a-days. I wanted to make a cutting board that wouldn’t be the workhorse behind the scenes but the life of the party. I decided to take an $8 Carrara marble tile and incorporate it into the cutting board as a cheese plate. This works great as a party platter where the end grain cutting board is for cutting breads and meats and the marble tile is for serving an assortment of cheeses.

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How to make an End Grain Cutting Board with Marble Cheese Plate

First, rip 3/8″ thick slats used to build up the bottom of the tile. The tile I purchased was 3/8″ thick so the additional 3/8″ slats create a total thickness of 3/4″ which allows for bonding to 3/4″ thick stock. The longer slats should be 12″ and the shorter slats should be 10-1/2″ or slightly shorter. It is crucial to make sure the edges of the slats are flush with the edges of the tile.

Adhere the slats to the tile as shown with JB Weld ClearWeld or equivalent.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 1

Now, cut 24 pieces at 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and 16 pieces at 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 1-3/4″ or greater. You can see that I cut mine slightly longer which is okay since this will get cut down later anyway.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 2

Glue these pieces up in a 3-2 alternating pattern. I drew three lines 1-3/4″ apart to show where the seams should be.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 3

Clamp these with the end grain up and let it dry for 24 hours.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 4

After the glue has dried, cut down to 12 long and whatever reasonable width you can get out of it and maintain an even pattern. Assure the edges are square.

This is when the 1-1/2″ frame should be cut. Rip 1-1/2″ boards for the frame. The cutting boards ends should be 15″, the middle board should be 12″ and the upper and lower boards should be 13-1/2″ plus the width of the end grain cutting board that was just cut down to square.

Then, apply JB Weld ClearWeld to all the boards that come into contact with the marble tile.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 5

Finally, use wood glue to glue the rest of the cutting board up.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 6

Clamp the entire board well and let sit for 24 hrs.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 7

Unclamp, tape the marble tile to protect from scratching and sand smooth starting at 80 grit and ending with 180 grit.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 8

If you need to trim the board edges smooth do so now with a table saw.

Finally, add a routed edge to the cutting board. I used a 3/8″ roundover bit.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 9

Finally, wipe clean and apply the butcher block oil liberally and let sit.

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 10

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 11

Now fill it with breads, meats and cheeses as you see fit. And most importantly ENJOY!

DIY Cutting Board with Cheese Plate - Step 12

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • What a great plunge into end grain cutting boards! They are so fun to make…well they are fun to apply oil to. Making them is a little bit of a pain. But you did an awesome job. Nice work, Jamison!

    • Thanks man. Watching everyone else oil their boards really pushed me over the edge. Haha

  • This is going on my list of DIY gift projects for next year! I know plenty of people who would love to receive one. The marble tile is a great addition!

  • David Chamberlain

    How do I print the plans for this cutting board? I have printed a few of your plans and now I cannot find the link for the PDF on any of them. Thank you