[EJD Wood] End Grain Cutting Board
This end grain cutting board (or the butcher's block), crafted by young, aspiring woodworker EJD Wood, is made of various Slovenian woods - walnut, cherry, ash and a few pieces of elm wood. These woods are assembled in the classic checkerboard pattern, a distinctive feature of end grain cutting boards. It is completely hand-made, available only in small series (20pcs were made). Each cutting board has a slightly different pattern and a combination of different woods.
What's all the buzz with end grain cutting boards? Most importantly, your knives will appreciate it. End grain cutting boards are gentler to the knife's edge (comparing to the edge grain boards), meaning the knife will remain sharp for longer. Additionally, end grain boards have a "self-healing" property as the wood fibers close up after they have been cut by the knife. Pretty cool, right?
These cutting boards are treated with a mixture of food-safe minerals and vegetable oils that are absorbed deeply into the wood. The top surface is covered with special wood balm mixture to improve the impermeability (it's water resistant) and conservation of cutting board. Your cutting board is not meant to be washed in a dishwasher.
Approximate dimensions (L x W x H): 45cm x 29cm x 4cm (17.7" x 11.4" x 1.6")