Published on December 29th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Cutting board for crumbs

Materials: cutting board, router, 12 straight bit

Description: We always have some bread or cake around which invariably leads to crumbs all over the counter. This simple mod really improves the board ability to contain the crumbs and make clean-up a snap.

These boards came as a set and were unfinished. I used my router table to cut the 1/2 inch channels with 1/2 inch spacing. I sanded the board to smooth the edges and surface. Lastly, I applied food safe oil to the boards to help prevent them from absorbing undesireable things.

~ Duane Davis, Dedham, MA

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Cutting board for crumbs

  1. This is such an awesome idea – pinning this one. I found your site from The Cottage Market where Andrea featured this in her round-up. I’m your newest follower on G+ and Pinterest – love your work :)

  2. Marcin Mituta says:

    Thats hillarious, i got a tv tray from ikea same wood and all. I work at a wood shop, i routered the exact same lengths and spaces except I did it with the intent of ventilation for my laptop

  3. Anonymous says:

    maybe you want to do one where the top comes off so you can get rid off the crumbs easily? here under 15 euro

  4. Donna says:

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Awesome idea! You should market crumb cutting boards.

  6. Jade says:

    Oh, that is so clever!

  7. Anonymous says:

    You – Sir – are a fricken genious!

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