How to Fixed a Broken Cutting Board

       Sometimes it is sad when you lose a favorite!

How to Fixed a Broken Cutting Board

But definitely not when you can make it look like this! 

One of my favorite cutting boards snapped in half the other day. 

How to Fixed a Broken Cutting Board and make it new

So I did what I do and saved the pieces. 

I had an idea to create a shelf using the pieces of this cutting board and here is what I did...

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First I sanded the broken edges with an electric sander to make them smooth. 

Next, using wood glue I attached the two pieces together.

How to Fixed a Broken Cutting Board and make a shelf

I used clamps to hold the glued edges tight then used 2 old hinges to act as a bracket in the back for support. 

How to Fixed a Broken Cutting Board and make a beautiful shelf

I painted the cutting board with a chalky white paint then sanded it heavily with the electric sander to distress the paint and let the wood and the cuts shine through. 

I added a Vintage Sign stencil by Angie at Knick of Time to the back of the shelf. 

How to make a Farmhouse shelf from a broken cutting board

I saved this cutting board big time! 

DIY farmhouse shelf made from a broken cutting board

I think I even like it better as a shelf than a cutting board now!

Farmhouse shelf made from a broken cutting board

Think before you toss!  What else could it be? 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Great save Susan! I love how your creative mind works!

    1. Thanks so much Angie! I've been inspired by so many of your projects for years. You're one of the first blogs I followed :)

    2. Love this, so glad you could salvage your favorite cutting board into something so cute and useful, love this kind of project. Printing out for future reference. Love that stencil too.

    3. It is my favorite kind of project too... FREE! I love how it turned out and I'm so happy I could save the cutting board, the wood was so pretty!

  2. This is so smart! and pretty!

  3. Susan I love this to bits!! What a fabulous repurpose of a broken cutting board!! 😍😍 Pinned!!

  4. This is an awesome repurpose, I love it! It's just my style:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm, Susan. Pinned! xo Kathleen

  5. Congrats you've been featured on today's Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen :)

    2. And tomorrow you're being featured as Vintage Charm's Feature of the Month! I absolutely love everything you do:) xo Kathleen

    3. Oh my gosh Kathleen that is so nice of you! Thank you so much I really appreciate it xo

  6. What a great idea for salvaging it. I love pizza cutting board and all cutting boards to boot. I might use this idea for the one I have left.


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