A DIY Cutting Board with Hipster Flair

Ikea’s Swedish blog Livet Hemma is indisputably clever. At Remodelista, we spotted this latest DIY project: a DIY wooden cutting board with leather hanging cord. Here’s how to get the look:

Photos via Livet Hemma.

Above: You can accessorize a cutting board by looping, twisting, or nailing a piece of leather strapping or cording to it. Some of these decorations double as hangers.

Above: Use a Leather Hole Punch Tool to make holes; $6.89 via Amazon. (Or get your local shoe repair shop to punch the holes for you.)

Above: Furniture nails and rivets can be sourced from any hardware store.

Above: A pair of Genuine Leather Straps (1/2 inch wide and 20 inches long in total); $12 from Cocosheaven via Etsy.

Above: Natural Leather Cord (2 millimeter wide, 5 yards long) is $3.49 from Hempbeadery via Etsy.

Above: Real Flat Leather Cord (10 millimeter wide, 3 feet long); $3.29 from Basic Pretty Supplies via Etsy.

Above: The Proppmätt Chopping Board is $2.99 from Ikea. Leather cording can be wrapped around the handle.

Above: The Architec Gripper Wood Hardwood Cutting Board is $14.99 from Amazon. A leather strap can be affixed to the top of the board.

At Remodelista, we have a weakness for a good looking, cutting board. You, too? Check out our posts DIY: Pastel-Painted Cutting Boards and 10 Easy Pieces: Display-worthy Chopping Boards.

39 comments

Jess No Fwd Plz K.
Jessica K3 years ago

Interesting ideas, but I find wood is hard to sterilize, generally use lemon juice to do so. Thanks.

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GGmaSheila D.
GGmaSAway D3 years ago

Don't really need anything fancy for cutting...only Need something that can be deep cleaned, sterilized because of possible food contamination.

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Judy Apelis
Judy A3 years ago

Thank you!

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Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller3 years ago

cool

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Joanna W.
Joanna W3 years ago

these r awesome!

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Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson3 years ago

These look great.

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Val M.
Val M3 years ago

Thanks

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heather g.
heather g3 years ago

I prefer my glass cutting board .... a wooden one is more difficult to keep clean

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Mary L.
Mary L3 years ago

Pretty to decorate with.

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Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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