That cleaver block was easy to build. One 8' x 8" x 1" red oak board cut into 10" lengths and some 1.5" x 3' red oak strips cut 10" long and split into 3/4" halves. Board then 2 spacers another board and on. I had all the wood rough cut at Lowes where I purchased the wood. The will cut for free then just sanded glued and finished the out side of the block. Probably cost me about $10 total.