I am always looking for ways to reduce my waste on projects by finding ways to use scrap. There isn’t always a great solution because scraps by definition are usually unusable cutoffs that tend to be small and oddly shaped.
When making the Bike Shelves, I end up with a lot of strips of nice Walnut from trimming various parts of the shelves. Since I love to cook and strips were the perfect cutoff, the best possible use of these seemed to be cutting boards.
The strips are biased at a slight angle and then the bottom “feet” are set perpendicular to them. The size of the cutting boards varies, but they tend to be around 11″x14″.
When the various cutoffs are glued up, it makes for a nice plaid effect.
Lastly, I brand them with the K&S logo.
I will continue to make these as long as I am making the Bike Shelves. I have a backlog of orders right now, so I need to stop taking orders until I can catch up and not have people waiting forever. The cutting boards cost $40 plus shipping.