Back in 2007 I saw a breadboard platter in the Penrhyn Castle kitchens that really grabbed y attention for a few reasons. At first glance the breadboard might have been mistaken for, well, just a breadboard, but twin tenons through the breadboard end fascinated me because back in my apprenticeship we made some sycamore draining boards for a school kitchen we were refurbishing and we used the same method of diagonally offset draw-bore to unite the long edges and the breadboard ends. The thought of such work today doesn’t bear thinking about but these things enriched my life. I made one of the breadboards for my own use and the result as both a breadboard cutting surface and a counter saver all in one has worked really well. There is no glue used along the breadboard ends but the whole thing has stayed together perfectly with no gapping along the long centreline. The main centre section has shrunk and expanded throughout its life but again no detriment at all to joint lines.