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Our Stag’s End cutting boards are made from the finest raw woods available. The End Grain cutting boards are made from Black Walnut, Maple, and American Cherry grown in the United States. Each piece of raw wood is personally selected by Stag’s End and inspected for quality and grain integrity.
Our Edge Grain cutting boards are also made with some of the finest exotic woods imported from Central America and Africa. Each piece of raw wood is chosen for the cutting board to be created based on its grain, texture, and color. Only edge grain cutting board patterns that product the boldest cutting boards are selected for fabrication.
Stag’s End cutting boards are not only cherished for their beautiful construction and visual appearance, but also for their incredible durability. Each cutting board is designed to minimize the wear and tear of daily use. The end grain board design is highly resistant to wear and provides a self-healing surface. Our end grain and edge grain cutting boardse would make the perfect gift for anyone that wants to enhance their kitchen with a professional cutting board.
When you purchase a Stag’s End cutting board you can be confident that your cutting board was made in America from the finest woods available and constructed with your specific board design in mind. Stag’s End cutting boards are all hand crafted in Celina, TX by Texas Woodworkers that have a passion for the outdoors and a desire to provide each customer with a cutting board that they will cherish for years. All of our cutting boards come with our 100% guarantee of the highest quality workmanship. Our objective is to provide you a cutting board that will be the envy of all of your friends and family.
This isn’t an easy answer. Each type of cutting board has its own unique benefits and disadvantages.
An end grain cutting board is often thick and more durable. The end grain cutting board will last longer than and edge grain cutting board. The end grain cutting board is built to allow all of the natural wood grain to be visible on the surface of the cutting board. This will result in it being much more forgiving to the cuts left from a knife. Many prefer the end grain cutting board for carving meat while others like to have an edge grain cutting board on hand to dice vegetables and to display food.
The edge grain cutting board is made from long strips of wood that expose the edge of the wood grain. This often results in a quite visually stunning cutting board. The ability to incorporate different edge grain strips of wood allows the craftsman to create a quite beautiful cutting board.
Edge grain cutting boards require less upkeep than end grain cutting boards because they don’t need to be waxed as frequently. Since the grain of the edge grain cutting board is not exposed, the wood will not soak up as much water making it less likely to warp or crack if not waxed on a regular basis.
End grain cutting boards are considered to be the most durable cutting board and are, therefore, ideal for heavy use. With the grain exposed to the surface of the board a knife can pass thru the grain allowing it to open and then close. This is the best for not only the knife but also the board. The knife will remain sharper and the cutting board because it is “self-healing” it will not allow food particles to get trapped inside the cutting board. End grain cutting boards are used for true chopping and butcher block implementations. Many professional chefs use end grain cutting boards for their meat preparation.
We use three American hardwoods in the construction of our end grain cutting boards: Black Walnut, Maple and American Cherry. Each of these types of wood has a very distinctive color and grain texture. Maple is lighter in color, Walnut is very dark almost a chocolate color and the Cherry has a reddish hue to it.
Our most popular end grain cutting board is the black walnut cutting board (bottom of stack on the right). The walnut grain in this cutting board often has a high contrast between the darker walnut and the lighter tan grain. This contrast gives it it’s bold look and is one of the reasons the raw wood is so expensive. Many professional chefs not only prefer walnut but choose it for their work and home use. In fact, the very first cutting board Stag’s End ever sold was a Black Walnut end grain cutting board.
Another popular cutting board is our “Golden Hour” cutting board (see below) that combines all three hardwoods; Maple, Cherry and Walnut. This unique cutting board was an original design of Brian and has become one of our most popular boards.
Many people choose an edge grain cutting board simply because of its pattern and color. End grain cutting boards are usually a single wood and single color, whereas, Edge grain cutting boards are often quite beautiful with contrasting colors and patterns. At Stag’s End, every edge grain cutting board is inspected at every step of production to ensure it is the highest quality board and meets the owners’ high standards.
The edge grain cutting boards require less upkeep than an end grain cutting board. This is because the edge grain cutting board doesn’t need to be waxed as frequently. The grain of an edge grain cutting board is not exposed to the surface and the wood will not soak up as much water making it less likely to warp or crack if not waxed on a regular basis.
One of the main reasons people purchase an edge grain cutting board as their first board is the price. Edge grain cutting boards require less wood in the construction and less construction time. This results in a more affordable board. Edge grain cutting boards are often priced about half the cost of an edge grain cutting board.
Some of the more popular woods used by Stag’s End to construct edge grain cutting boards are Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Wenge, Padauk, and Purple Heart. The first three (Maple, Walnut, & Cherry) are native to Northeastern America. The latter three (Wenge, Padauk, and Purple Heart) are considered “Exotic” woods and are found in Central America and Africa. These exotic hardwoods have a very bold color that contrasts with the American hardwoods to make beautiful edge grain cutting boards.