This Slicing platform plan will help you to make functional and practical cutting board on legs.

Slicing platform on legs enables cutting and chopping of food without mess in the kitchen.  The board is raised above the tabletop so the bowl can be easily placed below its edge. The platforms edge is curved so chopped food any time can be pushed off the board into the waiting bowl.


Kitchen slicing platform plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Skill level
for beginners
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Applied woodworking joints
Round mortise and tenon joint

254mm (10'') x 381mm (15'') x 95.5mm (3.76'')


Exploded view and parts list
Kitchen slicing platform - Parts list
Assembly drawing
Kitchen slicing platform - Assembly drawing

This kitchen slicing platform on legs is easy to make. The best option is use of some hard, dense, close grained hardwood like walnut, hard maple, cherry, apple wood, beech or birch. The size of the board and the height of the legs will depend primarily on the size of the bowl to be used. On the lower side of the board is mounted the bowl-stop. Its purpose is to hold the bowl in the proper position during chopping. If you want to change dimensions of the project, have in mind that the bowl-stop should be approximately one-third the circumference of the bowl rim.  After shaping, sand thoroughly all the parts. Leave in natural finish or apply salad-bowl finish.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan