Do you always end up with crumbs or meat juices all over your counter when you use your cutting board? If so, try this clever hack: Make channels in the wood using a router table or other woodworking tools.
Duane Davis offers this tip on IKEA Hackers for cutting bread or cake. He cut 1/2 inch channels spaced 1/2 inch apart, sanded, and applied food-safe oil to the boards in the end. I have a (bought) version that has just one big groove running along the edges of the cutting board, for the same purpose, so you could also do that design instead if you wish. Either way, now you can keep your counters a little more mess-free.
Cutting Board for Crumbs [IKEA Hackers]