This is a completely end grain, butcher block style cutting board made from Western Maple and Black Walnut. It is solid wood made using food safe, water proof glue, & finished with food safe mineral oil then sealed with beeswax. It sits on 4 rubber feet with grab handles on each end of the bottom, so it is not reversible.
100% end grain board will not dull your knives like a cutting board made from edge or face grain. And when cutting on it, your knife will not cut across the fibers of the wood, so the board will last ages longer than an edge or face grain board. However, the maintenance of these types of end grain cutting boards is more than an edge/face grain board, and to really make it last it will need to be regularly oiled with mineral oil & beeswax, and not soaked in water to wash.
The board will 'move' and you may notice that it warped after you wipe it down, if it was drenched with water. It will flatten back out after it dries. That is why you should never submerge the board in water to wash it, you run the risk of it cracking.
This board measures 18" X 12" and is 2" thick with 4" grab handles routered in the bottom on each end. The design of this board, the borders, is the same for each one but each board will be unique, as each piece of lumber we use has differing grain pattern and color shades.
*KNIFE NOT INCLUDED