Custom Wood Cutting Boards of the highest quality

We’re committed to making your cutting board in our local shop from scratch, using the highest quality woodworking techniques.  We also choose the right hardwood materials like walnut, oak, hickory and maple.  These are the safest, strongest and most durable types of wood to cut on.  Below are the 2 styles we use to create beautiful, high-end custom cutting boards.

Side Grain  (or Edge Grain)

custom wood cutting board cherry side grain
Side Grain – Cherry Wood

A good reason to select a side grain board (or commonly called “edge grain”) is to see the beautiful wood striations on the cutting surface. The surface of a side grain board looks similar to the side of a 2 x 4. A side grain cutting board will always look great on your counter.

The downside of a side-grain surface is after long-term use it can show cuts and scratches more plainly than an end grain board. However, both types of cutting boards and blocks are long-lasting.  Make sure to regularly oil this board to restore the original, vibrant color.

End Grain

The surface of an end grain cutting board resembles the end of a 2 x 4. That’s where it gets the name “end grain.” A board like this is composed of many short pieces of hard wood.  These pieces are arranged vertically and grafted together, side-by-side.  Together, the ends of all of the pieces make up the cutting surface.

custom wood cutting board maple and hickory
End Grain – Maple and Hickory Wood

An end-grain cutting board has the benefits of being both attractive and easier on your knives. This cutting board construction creates a distinctive looking checkerboard pattern.

An end-grain board also has a very fibrous cutting surface, so a knife’s edge is likely to sink into the wood fibers while you are cutting. When a knife blade hits the board, it separates the wood fibers instead of severing them.  Therefore, this type of board doesn’t show scratches as easily.

We’re committed to personalizing the process of making each and every board: all of our products are custom and made-to-order which makes them extra special!  Your wood cutting board is made from start to finish by our experienced woodworker; not mass produced.

Feel free to Contact Us with additional questions.