I am SO excited about today’s post because it involves a lot of my favorite things!! Woodworking…friends…octagons…and eventually food! Oh happy happy joy joy! One of my friends invited me to do some woodworking with her and her family a few weeks back. I was ecstatic to zest with her and learn some tips and tricks from her as well as her Dad, since after all he makes beautiful cabinets and does woodworking for a living. Little did I know she would be inviting me to a huge playground!! Check out the space I got to zest in…
Heavenly, right?? When Becca’s dad said I could use a scrap piece of walnut my wheels immediately started turning- oh the possibilities! With so many project ideas running through my head- I was able to surface to one. I have always had a thing for darker woods. I decided this gorgeous wood would be used as a cheese cutting board, after all cheese is a staple in my household. But not just any cutting board, an octagon of course!
First we made a perfect square…..
Now it’s time to do some measuring and math, the easiest ways to make an octagon can be found here. I will let them explain so I don’t confuse you! Hahah- may the force be with you my friend.
Got your octagon? phew! Time to sand!!
After a coat of olive oil to moisture that baby I was ready for action….