Thursday, May 15, 2014

Black Locust Sink Insert

I made this cutting board to extend the counter space over the sink.  The Black Locust is heavy, hard, anti-fungal and rot resistant, which is why I have been using it in places that there will be lots of exposure to water.

I gouged a bevel into the bottom of the board so it slides snugly into the stainless sink.  After running it through the planer it shines like a golden, exotic hardwood.  It is one of my favorite local materials, and this piece in particular is a large slab for a locust tree.

 When the cutting board is not in use you can remove it from the sink and stow it below.