Woodburning Wednesdays: Morel Mushroom Maple Cutting Board

This winter, I realized I had too many art projects. After giving it some thought, I decided to give each medium its own day. I’ll make videos on at least one of those days.

In addition to sharing a first consonant with Wednesday, woodburning is great fit for the middle of the week. I hope to post videos each time I create something new. It took me until Thursday to post the Wednesday video, and of course, Friday I will continue the self-portrait I’m working on.

For my first Woodburning Wednesday, I thought I would create a morel mushroom cutting board. After investing in a bottle of cutting board oil, I was ready to get started.

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The cutting board oil performed well, was completely scent-free as advertised and made the surface of the wood smooth. I could see this oil as a solution for sealing coasters and other kitchen related items.

As an amateur mushroom hunter, morels are often what I’m looking for. Future cutting boards will feature other food favorites.

I decided to woodburn just a portion of the board so it could be functional for cutting things on. Maple is such a beautiful wood, perfect for cutting boards. I wanted the natural wood to take center stage.

You can view the video of me working on this project below. This cutting board is available on Etsy. My art is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I also accept custom orders, direct or on Etsy. I can create just about any design, including personalization. Thinking of the perfect wedding or housewarming gift? Cutting boards are perfect! Message me with questions and requests.

Materials used:

  • Razertip SS D-10 Pyrography Pen
  • 8.5″ Maple Wood Slice
  • Howard Cutting Board Oil – Food grade mineral oil.

Wooburned Winter Wolf on Maple Log Slice

When winter arrives, it seems like it is the perfect season for pyrography. I have a massive amount of wood slices to burn, and I find myself really enjoying myself. Here is a video of my most recent project, a winter wolf on a maple log slice and a set of celestial pine wood coasters.

It is really amazing to be able to create these projects on my own supply of wood, thanks to the hard work of family members cutting it for me from the branches and logs of storm damaged trees. The summer brought some storm damage, but I’ll be able to make some real gems with reclaimed wood.

New Woodburning Video

I’ve uploaded a new woodburning video featuring a pine wood coaster. I used a pyrography pen to create this sun and moon pattern.

I was lucky enough to find some storm damaged maple and pine logs in my yard. With some help from family members, I have stacks of wood slices in all sizes!

It’s great to have some quality materials and not have to shop the aisles at the craft store for the best I can find. Storm damaged wood is free and I have plenty of slices to last me awhile!

In this video, I’m not using a pattern, just working freehand.

Be sure to like the video and subscribe, I plan on making more coasters! See the ones I have for sale on my Etsy store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JLRenee

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New! Maple Leaf Hardwood Woodburned by Hand Set of 4 Coasters

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Available in my Etsy Shop!

A group of our woodburned maple wood coasters decorated by Patti Arnold. Wide slice of maple is the sample of the type of material used.

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This set of maple hardwood coasters feature a pyrography maple leaf 2 design on each one. Each coaster is signed on the reverse side by the artist, Patti Arnold. Each coaster is completely handmade from genuine maple hardwood that was sliced, dried, sanded, decorated and sealed with resin. Each coaster has a matte look. The bark has been sealed with resin, to minimalize chipping.

The wood is sourced from our yard, from a beautiful sugar maple tree that was damaged from a storm. This gorgeous tree produced maple syrup during the spring of 2021, and is still intact. The wood comes from one section of the tree that broke off during the storm. In the background of the photos, you can see a slice of hardwood to show a large sample of the source wood. Each wood slice was sourced by family members from reclaimed wood. sliced by my brother and father, a Vietnam veteran. There are a limited number of these coasters, so get a set while they last.

NOTE: You will receive a single set of 4 coasters, arranged in similar widths. Some of the coasters are thicker than the others, and the photos show the differences in the height of the stacks. Some sets will be thinner or thicker than others. Coasters of a similar thickness were arranged together. Each decorated piece will vary in terms of woodburned detail and woodgrain, no two are exactly alike. You will receive your stack of 4 coasters wrapped in hemp. Included in your stack of coasters is a hand stamped gift tag of a maple leaf. The stamp was carved and printed by the artist onto the tag with red, archival ink. This set of coasters will make a 100% handmade gift created from beautiful Michigan maple hardwood.

Message me with any questions you have!

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A group of our woodburned maple wood coasters decorated by Patti Arnold.
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Reverse side with signature of the artist, Patti Arnold.

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