Our cutting boards are designed with four different kinds of wood: Maple (white), walnut (dark brown), cherry (tan), and padouk (red/orange). These four woods were chosen for their color and hardness. There are many different colors of wood that are hard, but these four seem to blend themselves together.
We start with rough sawn 4/4 lumber. The wood is milled, cut to length, and sawed to various widths. At this point, my wife and I select the colors and widths to make the design of each cutting board (that’s the fun part). The next step is to glue the strips of wood together with a type 1 water resistant FDA approved glue. After the glue is dry, the product is sanded smooth and corners and edges are rounded. Finally, the cutting boards are hand-sanded again and finished with a food safe mineral oil.
Each cutting board is assembled for appearance. With this in mind, the width of the cutting boards can vary. All our sizes are close approximate measurements.
The butcher block cutting boards are made from many smaller pieces of wood with the end-grain as the working surface. This takes more time to assemble, but it also a superior cutting surface, in that the knife will not scratch the board as easily. The sizes are about the same as the small and large cutting boards.