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Make a Striped Wood Block | Pretty Handy Girl

I’ve always wanted to experiment with different color woods and make a striped wood block. Normally this technique is used for creating beautiful cutting boards. But, you can use this technique for much much more! Ready to learn How to Make a Striped Wood Block?

Begin by choosing your wood. All the wood should have the same thickness. I worked with some weathered cedar and new pine boards to get beautiful contrasting gray and white colors on my board.

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Squeeze a liberal amount of wood glue onto the wood edges being glued together.

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Spread glue along the entire edge of each board with the exception of the outside edges.

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Clamp the boards together. Wipe off any excess glue that squeezes out.

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Let the glue dry overnight and remove the clamps in the morning.

What’s left is a beautiful striped wood block. This could be a tray, a backdrop, a plank or board for building and much much more!

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I can’t wait to show you what I made with this striped block. Can you guess? You’ll have to check back on Monday to find out.

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11 replies
  1. Eliza
    Eliza says:

    Did you run this through a planer after you glued it? It looks level in the end shot but not in any of the progress shots.

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  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    We use to do something similar to this in wood shop class in school but we would use the same color wood with the same steps to make larger sized boards. The only difference we would run it through a planer and you could not see ANY seams even close up. I would love to try it combining your method and that one to get the different color effect! Thanks for the idea!

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  1. […] You may have noticed that my top was a little more than just a standard piece of lumber. I made that striped wood block following this method. […]

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