As you have been going through my products you might be wondering, what is the difference between certain types of cutting boards and how is the price determined for my cutting boards?
Different Types of Cutting Boards - At the beginning of all my product listings you will see whether the cutting board is Face Grain, Edge Grain or End Grain board. Edge Grain and Face Grain can also be combined into cutting boards and that is something I determine during the building phase, and what I think would look best for the board I am creating.
This image shows which cutting surfaces on a piece of wood your cutting board is made from
So what does this mean? The best way I have been able to explain it is to picture the piece of wood as paintbrush bristles. If you were to cut across brush bristles with a knife the bristles would bend and be cut easily, this is comparable to cutting across a face grain or edge grain cutting board except you are cutting across the wood fibers, this means that face grain and edge grain cutting boards will show some knife marks depending on your style of cutting. Now take the paintbrush bristles and flip them up. If you were to cut them with a knife now, the blade would go in between all the bristles. This is comparable to cutting across an end grain cutting board as all the wood fibers are standing vertically and you are not slicing across the wood fibers.
I have for myself a face grain cutting board that has been very well cared for and I use it as my everyday purpose board. After a year it does show some knife marks, but they are not defined enough in any way to take away from the character of my board. My end grain cutting board I use for slicing meats, this board after a year shows almost no knife marks and still looks as good as the day I made it.
This image shows my first two cutting boards I have ever made and they still look amazing in my kitchen