5 out of 5 stars (50) 50 reviews $ 30.00. Edge grain boards are the next strongest option, while the face grain is the weakest of the three. Are there any wood types to stay away from, ie: ash, purpleheart, birch, padauk, red oak, ipe (have some scraps to use up), or yellow pine? The go-to/can’t-go-wrong woods in the US for cutting boards are hard maple and black walnut. Shipping ADD TO CART. In a cutting board application, I think that you are very vulnerable to food juices soaking into red oak if your design is end grain as the face. I would not use red oak. G ood wooden cutting boards should be in every home. This is a non-toxic, non-drying oil that is commonly used on butcher block tables and cutting boards. Purpleheart is … Solid Red Oak cutting board round 14" diameter hand crafted veteran made kitchen cooking natural wood Kansaswood. Compare Click to add item "Mastercraft® 1 x 24 Red Oak Board" to the compare list. 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And now it is a major seller with home chefs and here are the top five benefits of choosing … As stated in reference 1 above The FDA "permit use of cutting boards made of maple or similar close-grained hardwood" in a restaurant setting. 6. They’re accessible, dense, closed-grain, and quite attractive as well. Absolutely spot on: no finish needed. Looking at making some cutting boards for family for the holidays. Plus our ancestors ate off the dirt and somehow we all made it here just fine. Cutting boards that are made of the end grain tend to resist marks and cuts especially well. Add To List Click to add item Mastercraft® 1 x 24 Red Oak Board to your list. If you want to use some exotics, some good cutting board woods are sapele and jatoba. But i’ve never been one to worry about germs, allergies and bacteria either as it’s my prefered method of building a good immune system. Lol. Understand it is OK to use maple, cherry and walnut for such projects. 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