These boards are made by gluing blocks of wood with the end grain facing up. The wood fibers absorb knives and leave behind minimal marks. Shop this beautiful and durable style of cutting board.
End grain boards are considered one of the best types of cutting boards because they absorb blades nicely without leaving many cuts or other marks. They even “self-heal” to an extent, as the wood fibers spring back after being cut. This makes for an excellent cutting board that will hold up to years of heavy use.
End Grain Cutting Boards vs. Edge Grain Cutting Boards
The main difference between end grain and edge grain boards is the part of the grain that’s used as a cutting surface. While edge grain is made with the sides of the wood as the cutting surface, an end grain board uses the end of a strip of wood. Because of this, these boards need to be assembled with many different pieces of wood, giving them a distinct checkered pattern.
Find the Best End Grain Cutting Board for You
Hardwood Lumber makes end grain cutting boards in a variety of wood species, including mahogany, birch, cherry, maple, walnut, and white oak. We will even create a custom board with your choice of wood and your ideal dimensions. Submit a custom quote form to start building your perfect cutting board.