Wednesday, May 13, 2020

knockoff Pottery Barn wood cheese board

Today you are going to save approximately $159 by making your own cheese board. 

I saw this one at Pottery Barn and loved it.  Then I saw the price tag and went "what???" 

I decided to make one, and it was so easy that I am floored they can charge that much.

Anyway, today I am going to show you how you can make your own as well.

All you need is the stain color of your choice, a 1x6x6 piece of pine,  {I got mine at Home Depot} a rag or paint brush, a printer, a sander or sand paper, and a jigsaw.


The first thing I did was look at the measurements of the Pottery Barn one. 6" x 15"

So I bought a 1x6, which is 5.5" wide. Close enough. 

Cut it into two 15" lengths. If you don't have a saw, Home Depot will cut it for you.

You should now have 3 pieces of wood, {2 at 15", and one at  42" } which will make 3 cheese boards if you want! 


Save the image below to your computer and insert it into a word doc. {make sure you are in landscape mode} I flipped the image from the website around and you will see why coming up.

Now in your word doc. you are going to resize it to make it larger. 
You will resize it to be 6.25" wide x 12.5" tall.


Cut out the image on your paper.


Lay the cut out paper on your piece of board, positioning it with the top of the handle touching the top of your board. 
Trace around just the top handle with a pencil.


Cut out the handle portion with a jig saw.


Sand any rough edges. To really replicate the Pottery Barn one, round the edges a bit with your sander.


Stain to the color of your choice, and let dry.
According to finishing expert Bob Flexner, all finishes are food-safe once the stain has cured. Polyurethane varnish does not present any known hazard. However, no finish is food safe until it has fully cured. The rule of thumb for full curing is 30 days at room temperature (65-75 degrees F).

That is it! On a scale of 1-10, ten being the hardest, I'd give this project a 3, only because of the jigsaw. But really, I whipped up 3 of these in under 30 minutes! 

Aren't they fun and easy? It makes me want to make more.
Wouldn't it be a cute gift to give too?

I figure these cost around $3.00 a piece to make. I had stain already so mine actually cost $2.32 each.
That's a savings of $504.68, ha, I think that's a deal my friends! 

These will be so handy to have this summer for entertaining {if we can} 

But I think I will make some of these for gifting as well. I hope you try it out and have luck with making them!

xoxo, Melaine 

1 comment:

bgrover said...

.between you and JennaSue I am keeping busy...another fun quarantine down 2 to go...

Thank you

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