Edge Grain Butcher Block Cutting Boards


These boards are made with the edge grain of the wood facing up. This produces a flat, absorbent surface that keeps your knives in good condition. Learn more about how we make these unique pieces for your kitchen.

What is an Edge Grain Cutting Board?

Edge Grain Cutting Boards are made by cutting wood into strips and gluing these strips together with the side of the board facing up. This is known as the “Edge Grain” and it is good at absorbing cuts so that your knife stays sharp. Although the wood may show marks over time, Edge Grain Cutting Boards generally hold up well to years of use.

What’s the Difference Between Edge Grain and End Grain?

You may have heard about End Grain Cutting Boards as well, and might be confused by all of the different terminology. The main difference is the part of the grain that is exposed in the finished product. End Grain Boards use the end of a strip of wood as the cutting surface, while Edge Grain uses the sides.

Find Your Perfect Cutting Board

Hardwood Lumber produces quality, handmade edge grain cutting boards. Our craftsmen have many years of experience with woodworking, and many are from the local Amish community. We use a variety of woods in our boards:

  • Walnut
  • Mahogany
  • Beech
  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • White Oak
  • Birch

If you have another type of wood in mind, or a size not specified here, let us know. We can provide a quote for a custom cutting board.

Most Edge Grain Cutting Boards ship within 1 to 2 weeks, with the exception of certain Exotic Wood Species.

Note: Lead times may vary based on order volume and seasonal demand. Please contact our sales team online or by phone at 1-800-798-1269 for questions regarding current order lead times.