25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times- beat up cutting boards from thrift stores and yard sales are one of my all-time favorite treasures. Sure, they’re plain and probably scarred all over- BUT, they are blank canvases that are destined for upcycling greatness. There are just SO many ways to repurpose and upcycle them- heck, I’ve reused them in several projects myself! I just can’t get enough repurposed cutting boards in my life, I guess.

So, if you see one on the thrift store shelf or in a garage sale pile, you may want to snag it for a future project- especially if it’s older and made of solid (i.e., not pieced together) wood. To get your crafty and creative juices flowing, I’ve gathered some of the best ideas for repurposed cutting boards around. Simply click on the thumbnail photos to be magically transported to the craft project tutorials!


Repurposed Cutting Boards Project Ideas

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


So, are you feeling inspired? I’ve always got a few cutting boards in my project-to-be stash and I definitely am due for a new cutting board blog project! From table tops, to signs, to decor, to organization, there’s just no limit on the ways to repurpose cutting boards into something amazing. Let me know which one is your favorite idea in the comments below.

Craft on!


Want to be notified when I publish my next upcycling project tutorial?

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join me on Social Media:

PIN ME!Upcycled and Repurposed Cutting Boards from the Thrift Store or Yard Sale Project ideas compiled by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com


  1. So many good ideas! I love the stool, the herb planter and the modified one for more counter space but they’re all great ideas. Question: most I find are not only very dinged up (that doesn’t bother me!) but also are often “oily” so it makes sanding difficult. What’s the best way to clean them to remove that oily layer? Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Hmm, I haven’t encountered that before. Have you tried sprinkling it with baking soda or corn starch and letting it sit overnight? Maybe scour the soda into the board with a brush, too?

      • Kathy A. says

        I’m wondering what sprinkling with salt, then scrubbing with a cut lemon would do. Thanx for collecting all these great project ideas in one place. I am keeping my eye out for bread boards with no luck so far!

  2. Wendy Oyler says

    My husband & I have planed these down to make them usable again as cutting boards but I think the next ones I buy will be finding alternate uses! You have some very cute ideas. Love it!

  3. GREAT round-up, Sarah!! Some really cool ideas to consider and pin. Thanks for including my vintage sign project–much appreciated 🙂

  4. Their all amazing, but since I haven’t seen the stool made from a cutting board I think it’s my favorite!

Have a question or like what you see? Please let me know!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.