Known for its lasting strength and durability, maple has long been the traditional wood used for cutting boards and butcher's blocks. We use sustainably harvested (certified FSC) premium-grade maple for these beautiful blonde colored end grain cutting boards.
Prior to shipping, each maple end grain butcher block is sanded smooth, given a soak in our pharmacy grade mineral oil tank for 30+ minutes, allowed to dry overnight, and then buffed with Cutting Board Butter.
Built to be beautiful. Built to last.
average weights of butcher block (after oiling) are:
12 X 18, 9-10 lbs
16 X 22, 18-19 lbs
18 X 24, 23-24 lbs
Our standard maple 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’m transitioning from a long grain, teak, 1.5 in thick, 15x20 board that I’ve enjoyed for over 15 years. The criticism of teak is that it’s hard on knives because it contains silica. Think sand. I’ve only owned teak so I’m curios to learn if I need to sharpen less using maple. What I like about teak is its very low maintenance—oil a couple of times a year; it can be also be made thinner without much concern for warping, hence it’s much lighter.
I’ve owned the Carolina maple board for two weeks and is very well made. It came sooner than expected and well oiled, as advertised. Be aware this board is extremely heavy and relatively difficult to maneuver, particularly when washing and storing. When freshly oiled it’s even more challenging to move. My primary criticism is the finger grooves are not deep enough to make picking it up easier. My much lighter teak board had much deeper finger grooves that I’ll miss. I’d prefer 1.5 inch thickness to reduce the weight but the owner said 2 inches reduces the probability of warping.
This board will require a lot of oiling so go to Amazon and get a large quantity to reduce the cost per ounce. Same with board butter.
Definitely opt for the Carolina cut over the smaller option if you have the counter, storage and sink space. Owner promptly answered questions which was appreciated.
My board is the most beautiful piece of art I've ever had. Your craftsmanship is second to none. I'm so happy that I found your store!!!
Great quality and purchase. A beautiful, well-crafted board. Shipped faster than expected and came with great care information. I will buy my next board from The Boardsmith, too!
Extemely well made. A beautiful addition to any kitchen!
This is a quality cutting board that will undoubtedly last years. My only negative is that it is quite heavy. I understand why it is so substantial%2C but with its heft come certain limitations. I certainly won’t be holding the board with one hand over a pot while scraping the chopped food into it%2C for example. Washing it can also be cumbersome. And this is just the 12x18 size for reference. Just something to keep in mind.