End Grain & Edge Grain Cutting Boards

End Grain & Edge Grain Cutting Boards

Kate Legere
Mar 5, 2013

I am a sucker for a nice wooden cutting board: I like they way they feel, they look good on display, and if you take care of them, they can last years. Below are 10 pretty ones that caught my eye, as well as a quick lesson on the difference between end grain and edge grain cutting boards.

Since these boards are made up of many end pieces, oriented vertically, your knife blade slips in between the grains of the wood, making end grain cutting boards the easiest cutting board on your knives. Because you are cutting against the grain, they are also self-healing.
1. Teak Circle End Grain Cutting Board, $70 from Proteak
2. End Grain Maple Cutting Board, $50 from Iron & Ash
3. Small End Grain Cutting Board, $160 from Larch Wood
4. End Grain Counter Edge Chef's Board, $220 from Williams-Sonoma
5. End Grain Wood Cutting Board, $56 from Ebnerturnings

Comprised of strips of wood that are glued together. While edge grain boards are not as easy as end grain boards on your knife, they are more resistant to stains, water and warping.
1. Teak Rectangle Edge Grain Cutting Board, $80 from Proteak
2. Edge Grain Cutting Board, $38 from Weisswood
3. Edge-Grain Maple Cutting Board, starts at $30 from John Boos & Co
4. Reclaimed Black Walnut Cutting Board, $79 from Kentucky Hardwoods
5. Reclaimed Edge Grain Carving Board, $110 from Green River Woods

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