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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 400 days ago 606 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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400 days ago

What is generally the smallest height you should do for end grain cutting boards. I was just wondering.

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#1 posted 400 days ago

By “height” do you mean the thickness of the board? It would depend on the size of the board, bigger boards need to be thicker, and smaller boards can be made thinner. I would not build an end-grain board less than 3/4” thick.

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#2 posted 400 days ago

I have never made one less that 3/4” thick, but I have seen commercially made ones 5/8” thick. I read about one at 3/8”, but don’t know the other dimensions or if it survived its first year. I prefer to make mine 1 1/8” or more depending on the other dimensions from an aesthetic standpoint. FWIW

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#3 posted 400 days ago

My cutting boards are never less than 1” thick and those are sold cheaper than the good boards which are 1 3/8” thick or more.
If it get’s less than 1” then it becomes a pastry board with an edge stop on the bottom. I usually make those 5/8” to 1”. Plenty thick enough to roll dough and knead bread on.

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#4 posted 399 days ago

If you mean by “end grain”; the end grain is the cutting board surface as in a butcher’s chopping block, then 2” minimum. 3”+ is better.

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