|Forum topic by lumberjoe||posted 737 days ago||4910 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
737 days ago
I think my wife is more excited about my woodworking hobby than I am. At first she was jealous of the garage. Now I have a list of projects a mile long and she even comes out to help a bit. She was in Williams and Sonoma today and saw some really nice end grain cutting boards she liked. Since she signs off on my purchases, she knows what wood costs. because of that she was able to deduce that 220$ for a simple maple cutting board is about 45$ in materials. So now I have another project.
Because I am a glutton for punishment, a simple maple cutting board won’t do. I want to mix and match some woods and make a nice end grain board. Are there any woods I should specifically avoid? I know Oak is a no-no, however I see it used a lot (not here though). I also know some people are allergic to walnut, but I see it used in a lot of cutting boards.
In addition, what are the best choices for end grain boards?