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Why are our Texas Edge Grain Cutting Boards so Popular?

Stag’s End makes both End Grain and Edge grain cutting boards in their North Dallas, Texas, cutting board factory.  Our beautiful edge grain cutting boards (seen on the right) are some of the most popular because of their unique colors.  We never use dye to color the wood.  All colors are the natural color of the wood.  Some of the more popular colors include the purple from the African Purple Heart Tree.  Please click on the image to the right and take a look as some of the other edge grain cutting board options available.  

All  of our Texas built 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, we are able to 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 from Africa and South America are used in the construction of edge grain cutting boards.

An Edge Grain Cutting Board is often less expensive than our competition because we maintain a low overhead with our Texas based facility.  You can find cheaper cutting board from manufacturers in Asia but be careful.  They are not always made with “food safe” materials and usually do not last very long due to their poor construction.  Don’t just buy a cutting board, purchase a high quality showpiece that will be the envy of all your friends. Our Texas edge grain cutting board will also be lighter and easier to handle. 
 
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, made in Texas, are as near as the UPS truck and a couple days shipping. Click to See our Inventory.
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Our Texas built End Grain Cutting Boards are the Highest Quality and Last a Lifetime.

Our Texas built end grain cutting boards are made by cutting the finest American hardwood into long boards. These two(2) 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 are often more expensive than an edge grain cutting board because they 1) require more wood in the production process and 2) they require 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.

Many people choose to purchase an end grain cutting board simply because they are the best for cutting meat and will usually last longer than any other type of cutting board. Our Texas End grain cutting boards, while not as colorful as an edge grain cutting board, can have very striking and rich grain patterns. Click below to view our current inventory of cutting boards.

What is the Difference between End Grain and Edge Grain?

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 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 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.

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. 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 board is usually thicker than is cousin the edge grain simply because it needs the additional wood to ensure the grain closes every time.