Here's a look at 3 different types of cutting boards to help you make a decision on which style is best for you.
Long Grain Boards have a striped look and are the most cost effective board.
- It takes a single glue up to build long grain boards, which takes less labor to make.
- Some people prefer a striped look, versus a checkered look.
- While long grain boards are the most cost effective, long grain boards are less durable than an end grain board.
End vs Long Grain Analogy: Think of the wood fibers of a long grain board, as the long fiber bristles of a paint brush. As you cut across the fibers of the brush, the fibers will begin to break down and possibly splinter over time. Now turn the paint brush on end and slide the knife blade down into the end of brush. The blade slides easily between the brush fibers. That's how it works when cutting on an end grain board. Plus, the cut marks will not show as much.
End Grain Boards have a checkered look and are more durable than long grain boards.
- End Grain boards are easier on knives, because the knife blade slides easier between the end grain wood fibers, instead of across the wood fibers like with long grain boards.
- Because you are cutting down between the wood fibers, your end grain board will last much, much longer than a long grain board.
- Some people prefer a checkered look and cool patterns you can get from an end grain board.
- It takes two glue-ups to make end grain boards, which makes them more labor intensive and therefore costs more.
2-Layer boards can be either end grain or long grain and are the most long lasting out of the three styles, becuase of the dual bonding feature of these boards.
- 2-Layer boards are built to last for many years, due to the bonding of the wood pieces on the sides of each piece, then bonded again to a sturdy base. This reduces the chance of joints separating over time, like with your standard long and end grain boards.
- Provides the highest quality and durability.
- 2-Layer boards can be made as a Long or End grain board.
- This style of board is usually an inch and a half thick.
- Building a 2-Layer board takes two or three glue-ups, depending on whether you choose a long grain or end grain top.
- 2-Layer boards takes longer to manufacture, and is the most labor intensive of the three styles, thus costing more than the other two styles.
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Here are some ideas for you, when designing your Cutting Board or Lazy Susan.
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Hopefully these pictures will help you visualize what your product could look like.
Our Cutting Boards have rubberized feet to eliminate slippage on your counter top.
They are protected with Watco's (Food Safe) Butcher Block Oil.
Lazy Susans have felt feet to eliminate scratching your table and are protected with a lacquer coating.
We also offer resurfacing services for all our products. We want your product to last you a life time.
If you have any special requests and would like us to provide you with a Free Quote, you can select "Design a Board" from the above menu bar and enter your custom request there.
If you just have questions, you can select "Contact Us" and ask your questions there.
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Here are some of our recent designs we have done for customers.
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