This is my first attempt at a cutting board. I used hard maple and purple heart. Board is 10” x 8”, planned to have it 8” x 12” but had to cut a bit off to square the corners. Used General’s Salad Bowl finish so that it will be safe to use. Don’t know if I will use this finish again since it came out a bit blotchy and still seems oily. Had a heck of a time sanding down the end grain which I understand will always happen with these board. The only concern I have is that on a few joints I can see light thru them so I know it didn’t completely glue it places. I have told the person that I gave it to that if it comes apart due to that I will replace it.