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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 08:48 PM

Really thick end grain cutting boards are often referred too as “Butcher Blocks” for a reason. I think it’s just a matter of thickness, and the wood used really.

Rock Maple is pretty dense and if it’s fully dried I think you’d have a really hard time splitting it if the board was thick enough. You can always go with Purple heart, which is almost twice as dense as Rock Maple.

I think open grained woods (oak and ash) could be more prone to this, but I don’t know. As far as I know butchers have been using really thick end grain boards for a long time now.

If you have doubts visit a few local butchers :)


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