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Stag's End Cutting Boards Are Made In Texas for our customers in Ft Worth

Why Choose an Edge Grain Cutting Board if you live in the Ft Worth Market?

Stag’s End makes Edge grain cutting boards at their production facility in North Dallas.  We will ship one to you in just a few days.  Our beautiful edge grain cutting boards can be mailed to you once your order is placed.  Our Edge Grain boards are made by cutting many wood strips from the edge of a beautiful hardwood board and arranging the long strips into a unique pattern. By using the edge grain of the wood, you get a cutting board that has long bold strips of color. Since the cutting board is constructed from 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 are used in the construction of our edge grain cutting boards.

An Edge Grain Cutting Board is often less expensive than an end grain cutting board or a butcher block 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. Many charcuterie boards are made from using an edge grain construction.

Some people choose an edge grain cutting board simply because of its pattern and amazing 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 handmade in North Dallas and ship via UPS in a couple days shipping. See our Inventory.

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How We Cut and Make Edge Grain Cutting Boards

Once our 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.

Then the 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 and 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 simple wipe the surface with oil which only provides limited protection to a board. We use a double bath to ensure the maximum penetration of the oil.  This is what makes our boards last longer. 

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 you. We work hard to ensure each edge grain cutting board is the highest quality and provides years of cutting pleasure our customers in the greater Dallas market.

Types of Wood used in Making Edge Grain Cutting Boards

While many end grain cutting boards are made from a single wood product, the edge grain cutting boards are almost always made from several highly contrasting wood species. This results in a bold and often beautiful contrast of color in the board design. See our selection below.

Some of the more popular woods used to construct edge grain cutting boards are Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Wenge, Padauk, and Purple Heart. The first three (Maple, Walnut, & Cherry) are native the USA and grown predominately in Northeastern America. The latter three (Wenge, Padauk, and Purple Heart) are considered “Exotic” woods and are grown in Central America and Africa. These latter three woods have very bold colors that contrast with the American hardwoods to make beautiful edge grain cutting boards.

While we build the cutting boards just North of Dallas, Texas, we are as close to you as an order and a UPS truck.  Give us a try, you won’t be sorry