End-Grain Cutting Boards

End-grain cutting boards offer one advantage over regular, long grain boards. The latter will become scarred with use, as knives will cut the fibers of the wood. With end-grain boards, the ends of the fibers make up the cutting surface. When a knife blade cuts across the surface, the knife edge moves between the fibers, which means that there is a lot less scarring. I have one of the boards below (the first one) in my kitchen, and it has been used very heavily. The surface shows minimal scarring. End-grain boards will also be easier on knives, as they do not cut the fibers but sink between them.

 

Tiger wood, padauk and walnut. Sold out.
Tigerwood, cherry, walnut, padauk, red oak, poplar and maple. 8.9″ by 13.25″ by 0.9″. Some boards are slightly longer. $120.
Ambrosia maple, poplar, cumaru, purple heart, tigerwood, padauk and walnut. Sold out
Cumaru, walnut, poplar, purpleheart, birch, tigerwood, ambrosia maple and padauk. 14.0″ by 11.3″ by 1.1″. $150.