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Wood types

Wood Types

Choosing the right wood type

We’ve highlighted some of the characteristics of our wood types to help you in selecting the perfect cutting board.

Please note that our hardwood cutting boards are a handmade, natural product; grain patterns and colors will vary. 

 

Bamboo

Moso Bamboo is native to and imported from the Zhejiang province of China and is a very hard and durable cutting surface, technically classified as a grass; this fast-growing, eco-friendly board is surprisingly gentle on a knife's edge. Ranging in color from caramelized orange to brown tones, it's straight, tight, and vertical grain is accentuated with the plants distinctive and attractive nodes. Bamboo is an excellent choice for a variety of décor styles including Modern, Tropical, Mediterranean, Mid-Century Modern, and Shabby Chic.

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Beech

Beech is a dense and heavy hardwood, making a solid stable cutting board. Fine, straight, and even grained, colors range from yellow to orange, with an appealing dark ray fleck throughout. Beech works well with décor styles that include Arts and Crafts, Contemporary, French, Transitional, and Mid-Century Modern

Cherry

Cherry is the softest hardwood in our board lineup making it a suitable light to medium duty cutting board or serving platter. Cherry develops a rich red-brown patina with age and exposure to sunlight. It's wide straight to wavy grain is characterized by dark gum spots making this rustic board the perfect choice for many décor styles including Country, Coastal, Contemporary, Eclectic and Transitional.

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Maple

Maple is a long-standing traditional choice for cutting boards; its hard, durable cutting surface and abrasion resistance qualities have been successfully tested in the harshest kitchen environments. Commonly white to slightly grey-brown in color its tight, fine, uniform grain has a smooth texture. Maple blends seamlessly with any décor style.

Sapele

Sapele is a beautiful African hardwood very similar to mahogany, providing a cutting surface nearly as hard as maple. It’s color palate runs from golden to dark reddish-brown, and darkens with age. Sapele commonly has a straight, narrow grain but can show figured patterns such as wavy or mottled. Décor styles range from Asian and Moroccan to English Country and Traditional.

sapele wood sample