End grain cutting board
End-grain cutting boards are not only a good looking compliment to your kitchen. They are mainly a functional accessory.
A panel’s structure is end-grain when the wood grain is vertical and parts of the growth rings are visible on the top side. These boards are more resisant to cutting than other wooden surfaces.
Cutting on an end-grain board, the blade goes in the direction of the grain. That extends the blade’s life since it doesn’t meet the resistence it would normally meet while cutting accross the grain.
This resembles chopping wood on a vertically placed log.
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