Minecraft Workbench Cutting Board

Minecraft Workbench Cutting Board

Hey Everyone! I have seen a couple of these pixelated cutting boards for sale and I thought, hmm I wonder if I can make them? I have a bunch of 1-inch wooden cubes that are similar to the ones they use so I decided to gather some food grade materials because we are going to be using this with food!

Let’s get started

We’ll need:

1-inch cubes

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Titebond III glue (FDA approved for indirect food contact)

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 9.53.58 PM And to tint the food, edible food dye (black, brown, and orange)

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 9.54.59 PM Sandpaper but preferably a sanding machine (which will make it 10x easier!)

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Some Butcher Block conditioner (this one is all natural and food grade)

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Since we want the wood to be very tight, I strongly suggest you use a clamp

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We’re also going to need a paintbrush (never used with paint) to dye our cubes

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I printed this image so I have a reference of how it all fits together

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Here’s the list of cube colors

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Okay, let’s begin! Start by gluing 16 blocks together. Make sure they are all relatively the same size because we don’t want cracks where food could get trapped

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Make sure there isn’t any cracks. Don’t worry if it’s bumpy, we’re going to sand it later

Once the glue is dried, let’s begin sanding the surface of the wood (the edges too)

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 10.30.09 PM We’re going to start dying, and we’re going to start with black. Grab a bowl, put a small amount of water, and some of the dye. All the edges are black so start painting the edges. Be careful with the amount of water you put because it does bleed a little

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 10.33.30 PMLet’s paint some brown now. This brown is one part brown and one part orange so mix these accordingly with water. We’re going to paint the center of our cutting board

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 10.36.32 PMPaint our second brown now; this one is straight brown. This one comes out a little bit lightly than it looks so mix accordingly. Use your picture as a reference to know which blocks to paint

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You are now done with the colors so let it dry overnight and condition it the next day. Pour some butcher block conditioner and work it in/buff.

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Let it sit for 20 min and then buff away. Do this 3-4 times to prep your cutting board for kitchen-use.

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Condition every side, even the back side because we need to prevent water getting in

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We’re done! It blows my mind how great this came out! If you decide to try it, tweet me an image @ihascupquake

Thanks for watching!


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  1. Hi, I LOVE your creativity and when I tried it, it wentout like I wanted it to be, you are so much help! Thanks to this website, I hope you never stop!

  2. Hi Cupquake!
    this weekend I am going to Michaels to see if they have the materials. Does anyone know if they have ALL of the materials? Thanks! (P.S. Love ur vids 🙂

  3. cup quake fan 1234567890 : April 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

    i never get to comment on anything because I’m not aloud most social media apps follow me on instagram plz quake @jessiisbessi thx love you so much

  4. Hi. I made a minecraft video and I just wanted to say that I have put you in my thanks garden

  5. hey ihascupquake

  6. ur the best me and my friend saibh love u we watch flash friday minecraft oasis and quake n bake i dont know wat id do with out you copquake ur the best I LOVE U


  7. i love u cupquake can u make a book on quake n bake next time

  8. Hi

  9. Hey ihascupquake,
    Im interested in doing this project but im wanting to add a twist. Im needing your opinion first. I want to make the board but have my son do art on it for a xmas gift, do u think the art with acrylic paint then condition it over will be as effective as the food dye?

  10. FrostBlade12MC : August 31, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Tiffany, so you know that you should join this website called ROBLOX. Its fun and cool. Its based on Lego but even fun. My username is FrostBlade12MC. Bai!

  11. This is adorable!! I will totally make one of these babies.

  12. Your cloud9 vids are awesome! In Katy Perry’s music video wide awake one line says: “Stuck up on cloud nine”

  13. Your awesome at this stuff

  14. Lol

  15. OMG THIS IS the best DIYGG YET I am asking my mum everyday if we can make it she says yes but another time but anyway it’s EPICLYAWESOME.


  16. Amazing! I

    Love the way you craft

  17. I’m not on youtube

  18. Hi nice job at doing it

  19. Plus i love your oasis vids

  20. Hey i saw that too!

  21. OMG!! I didnt knew u had a website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i get youre email-adress? If your okay with that then mail it to me my email-adress : l.voll1919@gmail.com

  22. I know you stared nobyweds, but on minecraft the temple you saw with the orange whool on the sides and sandstone. If you go in it you will see a blue whole in the middle of orange, don’t stand directly on it, and then break it. Take some ladders to go down. DO NOT STAND ON THE PRESSURE PLATE, I learned the hard way. There will be some chest, I could not open them because I stood on the pressure plate. Then break the sandstone and hopefully you will find 5 DIAMONDS like me. P.S. you should make a minecraft skin that you wore in those inch cubes.

    <3 Olivia

  23. MinecraftKrater : March 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Do you realize that theres someone (MittyMoxx) Is kind of copying you?

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