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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 06-18-2013 07:39 PM 680 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2013 07:39 PM

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


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#1 posted 06-18-2013 10:25 PM

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 06-19-2013 12:36 AM

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 06-19-2013 01:04 AM

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 06-20-2013 03:55 PM

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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