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10-11-2016 12:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry question

Hi Folks,

I made this cutting board out of cherry and a mystery piece of wood. Do any of you know what kind it is?

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#1 posted 10-11-2016 01:55 PM

I would say oak of some sort. You can visibly see the rays of the wood in the end grain.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#2 posted 10-11-2016 02:00 PM

Looks like oak to me too.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 02:07 PM

Yup, oak.

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#4 posted 10-11-2016 03:39 PM

Looks like some white oak that I just used. You can see the face grain on the piece at the bottom left corner.

Nice board by the way…

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 05:37 PM

Must be oak. Thanks guys. It just looked so much different than the white oak I’ve used in the past. Thanks again!

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#6 posted 10-17-2016 04:59 PM

I don’t wanna burst your bubble, but oak is a terrible choice for cutting boards. very porous which allows juices to soak in and people get sick eventually.

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#7 posted 10-17-2016 10:55 PM

It seems when the matter is actually studied scientifically, that bacteria are killed by porous wood.

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#8 posted 10-17-2016 11:03 PM

Looks like white oak, which doesn’t have the porous problem anyway.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 10-17-2016 11:48 PM

I read a similar study regarding bacteria growth on various types of cutting board materials. It examined several types of wood and oak in particular seemed to kill bacteria faster than other hardwoods. It has to do with a high tannin content. I’m not too worried about the pores.

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