Our hard-maple cutting boards are back! These large ones are nearly two feet long and a foot wide, with silicone rubber feet to keep your board high and dry over the kitchen counter. Unlike our competitors' products, each one is made from a single block of hard maple, also known as rock maple or sugar maple. This celebrated wood (used in basketball courts and bowling alleys) is among the best North American lumber for cutting boards, since the grain is hard and fine, resisting gouges and the absorption of liquids or food particles.
These solid boards, nearly an inch and a half thick, come from Pennsylvania lumber that is kiln-dried in the western part of the state, then planed and sanded by a family operation in the Appalachian foothills before getting the final shaping right in our own suburban Maryland workshop. Unlike our competitors, we use no glued-together strips or scraps. The latest boards we have are relatively light-colord and straight-grained, sometimes showing natural darker patches, and all with a clean, square edge.
To help resist moisture, our boards are finished first with food-grade raw linseed oil and then our proprietary board balm, a 100% plant-based and organic mixture of linseed oil and carnauba wax (no petroleum, mineral or animal products). Each order includes a free 2 oz. can of board balm so you can easily renew the shine after scuffs and slices in the kitchen. The complimentary feet are attached with stainless-steel screws.
For more on hard maple, check out our description of the wood, or for more on what makes a great cutting board, please check out our blog. We have a new post highlighting nine myths about linseed oil and flaxseed oil.
Your board is guaranteed against defects or poor workmanship, and returns are welcome for 30 days. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions, including about different shapes or sizes. Check back often and read the dimensions at the top, because we often have limited quantities, different sizes at different prices and new products.
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