Prodigal Ponderings — edge grain vs end grain RSS

Edge Grain Cutting Boards

  One of the alternatives we offer to our “end grain” cutting boards is a slightly less expensive but equally durable “edge grain” board.  As the term indicates, these boards use a different portion of the wood (edge) for your cutting surface.  Although these boards do not possess the same qualities of end grain they do offer some distinct advantages. First you get a far different grain pattern from the edge of a piece of wood than you do from the end.  (Below notice end grain top left, edge grain middle and lower left) Second, because less of the wood “fibers” are exposed, edge grain boards tend to hold their color longer than end grain. This can be particularly rewarding when...

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