Saturday, August 6, 2011
I hear the plastic ones, even though they can go in the dishwasher, can't get as clean as the wooden ones for some reason I don't entirely get involving wood being kinda self healing and plastic having little knicks that absorb bacteria. Also, little bits of plastic in your food. No thanks!
At one point, at a county fair a way way long time ago, we bought a big huge board. 24X18 or thereabouts! From a cabinet maker. It was nice, but it had these ~ 1inch ball feet that made it too high for me to cut on without standing on my tippy toes. No thanks.
So I took off the feet, but still, tippy toes. I decided just to suck it up, and eventually (due to the lack of feet, i'm sure) it warped. But even before that, I totally ruined the top of it by letting one of my cast iron pans dry on there.
|friends don't let friends jack up their huge boards|
BIGGER? yes, bigger. The new kitchen is huge. Therefore, having an enormous big cutting board that never leaves your counter is awesome. So cool. But even the 24X18 ones can cost over $100. DO NOT WANT.
Then, I had an idea. I love butcherblock. It looks so warm and pretty! If I were going to remodel the kitchen that we had, instead of building on, I would totally have done it on the cheap by painting the cabinets and putting in a butcherblock countertop.
Butcherblock is basically cuttingboard, right? And IKEA will sell you some butcherblock countertop that's huge for like $40.
|lagan, by ikea|
So clearly I should buy the shortest piece of lagen beech countertop which is 25X50, cut it in half, sand the edges, and then share it with a friend. We will both have HUGE HUGE countertops for $20! Plus feet. I'll have to find something to be feet. Maybe just something rubber.
This is GENIUS! Or at least adequate. Now I just need a friend.