Custom Cutting Board
Our cutting boards can be made in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. The below guide is for you to help you better understand the options that are available.
We offer three different sized boards. However, if you need something customized to fit your needs, we can customize these sizes for you.
There are three wood types that we can offer ranging from light to dark. For a lighter board color we use maple and for a darker board we use black walnut wood. If you are looking for something in-between there is cherry wood available to achieve this look.
At Devine Builds we offer two style of cutting boards: Edge Grain and End Grain.
So, what's the difference between end grain and edge grain? End grain is when you can see the tree rings and edge grain is when the other faces are noticeable. The idea for each type is that end grain is better for the blade of a knife and edge grain is more economical. For example, think of the wood fibers like bristles on a brush. An edge grain board, the bristles are lying flat and are being chopped in half. On end grain, one is actually cutting between the wood fibers, keeping the knife sharper longer and making the board easier to clean and sanitize. Creating an end grain board does require more time to construct and is usually thicker. Either way, each board is constructed by gluing small wood strips together and how those strips are adhered together determines the specific styles listed above. With the amount of work in the end grain cutting board, the higher the price point of the board.
Another term that is used quite frequently is butcher block. This refers to a board that is typically 1.5"-2" in thickness. While most butcher block boards are end grain, an edge grain can still become a butcher block if made thicker than the typical 3/4" thickness.
Another personal touch after the board is constructed is personalization. There are two different types of personalization...
Epoxy helps to add color and fill any engraving in the wood. There are tons of things to engrave into a board such as, a last name, initial or even your favorite sports team. Below are some examples of epoxy inlay projects we have done for other clients.
If you are looking for a more rustic feel or have a logo with very fine detail, laser engraving would work best for this type of personalization. Below are some examples of laser engraving projects we have done for other clients.
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Hopefully this has shed some light on the endless possibilities with cutting boards. If you have a custom board idea, lets make your idea a reality.