Use and Care

All of our boards are end grain boards created using premium grade beautiful hardwoods. End-grain boards are great for kitchen use because they won’t crack or warp over time. This is particularly important for people who use their boards every day, as cracking or warping can lead to bacteria getting into the cracks and causing contamination. The flexible wood fibers in end-grain cutting boards cushion each slice of food, protecting the blade of your knife and reducing the amount of cutting resistance. Some advantages of our end grain boards include:

  • Produce the highest quality, same as a butcher block.
  • Are on average 13 times harder than edge grain.
  • Traditional end-grain construction withstands years of use.
  • Easier on your knife edge compared to ‘long’ or ‘edge’ grain cutting boards. (When a knife blade hits end grain, the fibers separate, the board is undamaged and the blade stays sharp.)
  • Smoothly beveled edges and corners.
  • Individually handcrafted with careful attention to details such as wood grain direction and seamless joinery
  • Designed and made in USA

Design Features

Our boards are framed with a perimeter of 1-3 borders around the center core. This perimeter adds a pleasing design and greatly increases the structural rigidity, adding to the life of the board.

We have four design patterns for our boards as well as options for feet and grooves.

  • Single species of wood which may contain book matched pieces.
  • Checkerboard using two species of wood. Looks like a butcher block.
  • Abstract Pattern – Large variety of colors and patterns.
  • Three dimensional in various sizes using three woods, (ie) maple, cherry, walnut.
  • Some Boards are: Two sided (use on one side, display on the other).
  • Some Have: Feet, drip groove, finger notches.


Some things to keep in mind to protect your board:

  • Never use a wood cutting board or charcuterie board as a trivet.
  • Never immerse in water.
  • Never place in dishwasher.
  • Do not place a hot pot or hot dish on wood board as this can cause the board to warp or crack.
  • Keep the board away from direct heat and excessive moisture.

Steps to keep your board looking good for years

  1. Hand wash with a mild detergent and dry your board after each use.
  2. NEVER submerge in water or put in a dishwasher.
  3. Rinse with hot water, dry and then stand on edge to dry completely. (You don’t want to lay the board down right away, as moisture can be trapped underneath.
  4. If your board gets a lot of use, it can start to look dull and dried out. Replenish the wood using food safe mineral oil regularly.
  5. To deodorize or disinfect after use, just wipe or spray with white vinegar and dry with towel and complete steps 1,2 and 3
  6. For stubborn stains such as onion or garlic, sprinkle salt on the board, cut a lemon in half and scrub it.
  7. If you notice a lot of deep cuts, get some 220 or 320 grit sandpaper and sand down until smooth. Wipe the extra sawdust off and complete steps 1,2,3 and 4.