|Forum topic by steelshot||posted 12-08-2009 08:02 AM||2153 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-08-2009 08:02 AM
Before I get to my question I just want to say that I am new and this is my first post. I thought I could get some real answers on this website.
I am a carpenter by trade and know my way around tools and wood, but have never really built any type of crafts before. But I have built allot of custom things for people.
I overheard my mother saying she needed some new cutting boards and thought I could make a couple for her for Christmas. And figured since I was at it I would make about 10 or so for a few other people. I have been searching the web for days now and I keep coming up with the same things. Maple is the best, and then there were types of wood I have never even heard of.
My question is. I want to build an end grain cutting board. What are the best types of wood to use? I have red oak, white oak, maple and walnut readily available to me. But only in ¾” thick pieces which is fine. I was thinking of using red oak and maple because I already have some so I don’t need to buy any. But I have been reading red oak is not good for end grain but is ok for long grain. Can I use red oak for a cutting board? Where are the best places to get thicker stock at a reasonable price? I have the finishing process down.
Thank you for all the info,