What do you do when you are a professional woodworker and you have amassed various small pieces of beautiful exotic hardwoods too small for any furniture project? You build a one of a kind seriously intricate end grain cutting board.
After a full year of building numerous large projects I had again amassed a treasure trove of beautifuly figured exotic hardwoods. I don't normally build cutting boards but when my treasure box begins to overflow I like to create what I call global cutting boards. As you can see from the pictures, the board is constructed of over 1,000 pieces of multiple species of hardwoods. I call this a global cutting board because the 15 different species of wood used in its construction from 3 different continents. Woods used include:
Figured Black Walnut
The board measures approximately 20" long x 13.5" wide x 1 3/4" thick and features side lifting grooves to allow for easy moment around the kitchen. The board is truly stunning and unlike any of the regular end grain cutting boards currently available.
BENEFITS OF AN END GRAIN CUTTING BOARD
An end grain cutting board is the best cutting board you can have for many reasons. This cutting board will be better for your knives. When you make a cut on this wooden cutting board your knife will slip between the fibers of the woods end grain. This will keep your knives sharper longer. Also, because the knife is able to slip between the fibers, there will be considerably less blemishes from cutting on the board. End grain cutting boards are considered to be "self healing" because the fibers are able to swell back up and hide the cut marks. In addition to this cutting boards durability, the end grain makes for a very unique and attractive appearance.