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What Is An Edge Grain Cutting Board And Are They Available Near Austin, TX?

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 Austin, TX 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 Austin, TX and and support you locally. Austin, TX is an important market for Stag’s End and we want your business.

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 hardwood, or exotic hardwoods 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. 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. The edge grain cutting board will often be constructed from a bolder color pallet of hardwoods.

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 Austin, TX 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 Austin, TX

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.

The strips are glued and compressed tightly together using a large, commercial clamping system. They are now set aside for a day or two to completely dry. The dry boards are then 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 food grade 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 their 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 Austin, TX. We work hard to ensure each edge grain cutting board is the highest quality and provides years of cutting pleasure our customers in Austin, TX.

Do Our Customers In Austin, TX Prefer Edge Grain Or End Grain?

There isn’t an absolute answer to this as it truly is a matter of choice based on how you want to use the cutting board and what style you prefer.

The edge grain cutting boards require less upkeep than an end grain cutting board as 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.

The end grain cutting boards are considered the most durable and ideal for heavy use. With the grain exposed to the surface of the cutting board the 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.

As a result, end grain cutting boards are often used for true chopping and butcher block implementations. Many professional chefs only use end grain cutting boards for their meat preparation to ensure the highest quality of surface for their food preparation. You could be the first Chef on your street in Austin, TX to own a Quality Stag’s End Cutting Board.