Here are a couple of pictures of a recent Sinking Valley Woodworks project: a Brazilian Cherry Butcher Block Cutting Board.
It’s solid end-grain, glued up with Titebond Ultimate, and sanded down to 2000 grit. It simply has mineral oil – the gloss is from the wood itself.
What do you think?
Here is the finished product.
Notice how glossy the top is? That’s what happens when you take Brazilian Cherry end grain to 2000 sanding.
The swirls in the grain pattern were intentional. As the pieces were glued up, the grain was alternated creating a very neat final pattern.
Here is a closeup of the grain.
This is prior to any mineral oil being applied. Notice the reflection of the light that is 9′ above the surface.
I-Beam clamps. They are great.