This handsome cutting board is made from Maple, Purpleheart and Jatoba. Both sides are usable due to the ambidextrous finger grooves routered into each end of the board. This is a solid piece and will last for many years even under hard use. Over time the board will become dry. Under normal use, you will want to apply a coat of readily available food-grade mineral oil to preserve and beautify the wood about once a month. Only hand wash please.
Why "End Grain" you may ask? Great question. The end grain is preferred over the long grain as the blade of the knife tends to pass between the wood fibers as opposed to actually cutting them as in the case of cutting across the grain. Making a board this way also takes over twice as long due to the multiple steps involved and the end grain is harder to work with. Hence the higher cost you might notice as compared to a long grain cutting board. The added durability and style are worth it.
Overall size as shown is approximately 12" x 18" x 1.5" thick. Finished simply with food-grade Mineral Oil. Please inquire about other materials, sizes and patterns.