I use alot of poplar wood for small projects,
I wish to make cuttingboards out the leftovers,
mostly 1 x, is it a good type of wood to make cuttingboards out of? And what type of glue to use? Thanks.
Poplar is not the best wood for cutting boards because it is relatively soft and will wear down pretty quickly. If you are going to all the trouble to make cutting boards the best wood is maple because of its close grain (doesn't absorb food particles), even grain without blemishes (wears evenly and doesn't offer road bumps for the knife blade), is hard (wears very well), and is a good looking wood. Then again, free wood is a lot cheaper than new maple.
I have made many cutting boards over the years and know that you must be careful in cleaning them. After a few uses you should wash them with soap and water and then with bleach. After you use the bleach rinse with cold water and dry. It keeps the bugs out....MJH