Crafted with sustainably harvested Black Walnut. These boards have a deep chocolate color highlighted with black streaks and some lighter-colored sapwood. Some black walnut end grain cutting boards are fairly consistent in color, and others have high contrast between lighter and darker woods.
Of the three hardwoods we use, walnut arguably has the highest 'Wow!' factor. In terms of durability, the walnut end grain butcher block has the perfect balance of scratch resistance and gentleness on knife edges.
While we can't guarantee any particular look, you are welcome to request a preference in the 'comments' section and we will accommodate if we have one available. Some customers prefer it more uniform and others like high contrast.
Built to be beautiful. Built to last.
12 X 18, 8-9 lbs
16 X 22, 17-18 lbs
18 X 24, 22-23 lbs
Our standard black walnut end grain cutting boards are 2" thick. Feet add an additional 3/4" and are highly recommended unless the user is under 5'3" (160cm) in height.
*Photos are for demonstration only. Yours will look unique due to the variations in natural wood
Our boards are made by hand, and will ship in 2-3 weeks.
- Traditional end-grain construction withstands years of use
- Crafted with only sustainably sourced premium grade hardwood
- Individually handcrafted with careful attention to details such as wood grain direction and seamless joinery
- Easier on your knife edge compared to 'long' or 'edge' grain cutting boards.
- Smoothly beveled edges and corners
- High quality food-safe and waterproof glue
- Wood encased shock absorbing feet attached with stainless steel screws
- Finished with food grade mineral oil and beeswax
- Easy to maintain
- Doubles as a beautiful serving platter for bread, cheese and appetizers.
- Designed and made in the USA
BONUS! Order with one of our Premium cutting boards and save 15% off your Sidekick (discount applied in your cart automatically)
I was just really bummed when I opened it to see that it did not look like I expected. I wanted high contrast within each piece (i.e., the fade from light to dark in the corners of each piece), but they thought I wanted contrast between each piece. So it came out with a "brick-y" look where pieces in the middle were significantly lighter than the rest of the board. It's not really anyone's fault that there was a miscommunication, and it will still work as a cutting board. It just sucks to be the one that paid so much to not get something even close to what I was expecting, which is why I rated it 2 stars.
Really sorry to hear that, Morgan. We worked hard and intentionally to send you a board with high contrast, to convert your signature into an engravable file at no extra charge, and to try to give you a product you'd love. I think we had 10 back and forth emails, and I did everything I knew to do to make you happy. We all feel that your block is absolutely gorgeous. I'm sorry you don't care for it.
As a gentle reminder (especially with walnut), there's an incredible amount of variation in the wood grain and in the degree of contrast. We can never guarantee any particular wood grain pattern, though we do try to accommodate when we can (and we REALLY did on yours).
Very high quality. All as promised. Feels like it will last for decades.
Beautifully made almost don’t want to use it but honestly it will hold up to daily use and expect it will be used for decades with proper care. Please note that many of the reviews highlight the quality and matching of the end grain blocks. This is accurate there was great detail in selecting the grain. A quality cutting board
The walnut end grain cutting board custom made for us by the Boardsmith is truly a work of art. John was very helpful throughout the process and used a photo I sent him to guide the design of the board. Everything about working with Boardsmith was exceptional.
Beautiful craftsmanship. And every bit as functional. My Japanese knives are thankful :)