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OREGON CUTTING BOARDS

Stag's End Cutting Boards: Made by Craftsmen using Only Renewable Hardwoods

Why Our Eco-Friendly Edge Grain Cutting Boards so Popular?

Stag’s End makes both End Grain and Edge grain cutting boards are eco-friendly made from all natural products and renewable hardwoods.  All colors seen are the natural color of the wood.  We never use anything that isn’t eco-friendly.  Some of the more popular colors shipped to Oregon include the purple from the African Purple Heart Tree. The orange of the Wenge Tree (pronounced “WHEN-gay”) from South America is also popular in in the kitchens of Oregon. Please click on the image to the right and take a look as some of the other edge grain cutting board options available.  

Our Edge Grain Cutting Board is often less expensive than our competition because we maintain a very low overhead at our family owned facility.  You may find a cheaper cutting board from a foreign manufacturer but be careful.  They are not always made with “food safe” materials and usually do not last very long due to their poor construction.  Their trees re also not harvested at the proper time and result in deforestation.  We recommend you purchase a high quality showpiece that will be the envy of all your friends.  None of our cutting boards contain any microplastics.  Our edge grain cutting boards are built with food safe glue and never use any dye or additives. 

Stag’s End 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 as the UPS truck and a couple days shipping. Click to See our Inventory.
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Our End Grain Cutting Boards Last a Lifetime.

Our end grain cutting boards are made by cutting the finest American hardwood into long boards. All lumbar used is selected from the harvesting of only renewable trees. These 1.5 inch thick boards are then planed until they are square on all sides. The long boards are now cut into small rectangular blocks. The blocks are then arranged so the end grain of the wood is facing what will become the top of the cutting board. By using the end grain of the board, the finished cutting board will have all the rings of the wood clearly visible on its surface. By constructing the cutting board from  end grain blocks of wood, it will have a very dense surface and be able to withstand the edge of a knife for decades.

End Grain Cutting Boards may be slightly more expensive than an edge grain cutting board.  This is because they require more wood in the production process and significantly more time to cut and construct the end grain cutting board. The finished end grain cutting board is usually one and a half inches thick and much heavier and sturdier. An end grain cutting board may require a little more board maintenance over the life of the board as an end grain cutting board must be waxed on a regular basis. Be careful purchase end grain cutting boards that are mass produced.  They will usually not be securely glued and often fall apart after regular use. Also, be cautious of using plastic cutting boards as they can transfer microplastic fibers into your foods.

American hardwood trees are the perfect carbon capture and storage devices.  They remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and return pure oxygen. At Stag’s End we respect our trees and their renewable capabilities.  While it only take a few board feet of lumber to create a beautiful cutting board, Stag’s End is committed to plant a tree for every cutting board sold.  You get a cutting board and we plant a tree in your name.   

End Grain Vs. Edge Grain Cutting Boards

We spend a lot of time looking at wood and selecting the right piece of wood for each cutting board.  There is a huge difference in how an edge grain cutting board is constructed compared to an end grain cutting board. Every piece of wood has 3 distinct surfaces: 1) the face grain, 2) the edge grain and 3) 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.

Our end grain cutting boards are 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 feature makes end grain cutting boards highly desired by professional chefs. 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.

The cutting boards we make at our Texas facility 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.

As we’ve said, it only take a few board feet of lumber to create a beautiful cutting board, Stag’s End is committed to plant a tree for every cutting board sold.  You get a cutting board and we plant a tree in your name.