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Edge Grain Cutting Boards Available for Los Angeles, CA

Stag’s End makes Edge grain cutting boards in North Dallas and will ship one to you in just a few days.  Our beautiful edge grain cutting boards can be delivered to Los Angeles, CA once your order is placed.  While we may not be across the street from you the power of the internet allows us to be near Los Angeles, CA and and support you locally. Los Angeles, CA is an important market for Stag’s End and we want your business.

An Edge Grain Cutting Board is less expensive than an end grain cutting board. The edge grain cutting board will also be lighter and easier to handle. Additionally, an edge grain cutting board will require less board maintenance over the life of the board.

Our Edge Grain boards are made by cutting wood strips from the edge of a board and arranging the long strips into a unique pattern. By using the edge grain of a tree, you get a cutting board that has long bold strips of color. Since the cutting board is constructed form long strips of wood the wood must be dense and able to withstand the edge of a knife. Therefore, only American, or exotic hardwoods should be used in the construction of edge grain cutting boards.

Many people, however, choose an edge grain cutting board simply because of its pattern and color. Edge grain cutting boards are often quite beautiful in their 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.  Our Stag’s End Cutting boards are as near Los Angeles, CA as the UPS truck an a couple days shipping. See our Inventory.

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How We Make Edge Grain Cutting Board Made For Customers In Los Angeles, CA?

Once our wok craftsman decides on the pattern and style for the edge grain cutting board the raw wood is cut into long strips of varying thickness. Each strip of wood is then made perfectly square by using a planer. Once planed, the wood is then sanded on a belt sander to insure uniform thickness of each wood strip. The strips of wood are then arranged into the desired pattern and glued together using a food safe wood glue.

Once glued, strips are compressed tightly together using a large, commercial clamping system. They are now set aside for a day or two to completely dry. Once dry they are removed from the clamping system and sanded again. The sanding process continues for quite some time as it will involve large belt sanders, rotary sanders, and finally professional hand sanding. The edge grain boards must be sanded until they achieve a perfectly smooth surface.

The boards are now immersed into a bath of mineral oil and set aside to dry for 24 hours. This process is repeated a second time to ensure the edge grain cutting board is fully treated to the high standards of Stag’s End. Many other cutting board companies only hand wipe their boards with oil which only provides limited protection to the boards.

The finished edge grain cutting board is now ready for a final buffing and then wrapped in butcher paper and sent to packaging to be shipped to Los Angeles, CA. We work hard to ensure each edge grain cutting board is the highest quality and provides years of cutting pleasure our customers in Los Angeles, CA.

How is an Edge Grain Cutting Board different from an End Grain Cutting Board?

A piece of wood has three distinct surfaces: the face grain, the edge grain and the end grain. The face grain is often considered the flat board side of the wood and is primarily used for wood surfaces like doors, cabinets, and tables.

The cutting boards we make for customers in Los Angeles, CA are either the edge grain or the end grain. The edge grain cutting board will display long bold lines of the grain gunning the length of the cutting board. When a knife is used on an edge grain cutting board it will pass across the grain at a 90-degree angle. This will result in the knife cutting across the grain and leaving slight knife marks on your edge grain cutting board. If the edge grain cutting board is used extensively, it may need to be sanded at some point to remove the knife scars.

The end grain cutting board is made by standing the wood up so the rings of the tree are seen from the surface of the cutting board. When you can see the rings of the wood you know that you have an end grain cutting board. The end grain cutting boards are usually more expensive and more durable than the edge grain cutting boards. Since the grain is sticking up towards the surface of the cutting board it allows a knife to slightly cut into it before the grain snaps back together in a self-healing manner.

This unique feature makes the end grain cutting board ideal for cutting meat. The end grain cutting board is usually thicker than is cousin the edge grain simply because it needs the additional wood to ensure the grain closes every time.