Find the section of your wood that you want to use for your piece, looking for those interesting details like knots and grains. Then choose your shape, which can either be square or something totally different, depending on how ambitious you want to be. Use a miter saw for a cleaner look, or a jigsaw if you’re looking to create a funky organic shape.
“Ideally, you’ll want to purchase at least 2 feet by 3 feet of your chosen wood – that way you’ll have some room to mess it up. If you want your cutting board to have a handle, you can use the jigsaw again and cut a hole into one of the corners.”