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A thick and very solid 'butcher's block' style chopping board, which is also attractive enough to be used as a serving platter. Made of solid oak, with the end grain visible, this is a beautiful and practical piece of kitchenware that will become a firm favourite in the kitchen and for serving at the table.
The size is approx 29 x 21 x 3cm.
End grain is the best surface for cutting and chopping: it does not blunt a knife edge as long grain wooden chopping boards will do, where the blade runs across the abrasive long wood fibres. On an end grain board, the blade slips between the ends of the fibres, so you don't get the same abrasive effect.
End grain boards also show far less surface wear: you don't see the criss-cross of knife cuts to nearly the same extent as on a long grain board. There's a reason that butchers blocks have traditionally always used this type of construction!
Whenever possible, we source our wood from industrial offcuts, excess stocks and reclaim sources in the UK. All solid timber can change as it ages, and you should protect your product from constant changes in temperature and humidity.
We apply a simple oil finish, which gives a very pleasant smooth matt sheen to the wood, and no lacquers or varnishes to flake off over time. The wood can be cleaned with a damp cloth, and recoated with oil should it be needed (recommended once or twice a year) to maintain the finish.
Please note that the colour and figuring of wood varies quite a lot, and even similar pieces can develop differently during oiling. The images should therefore be used as a guide only: the finish you recieve may be a little lighter or darker.
For delivery, we wrap each product in a combination of fabric, paper, bubblewrap and cardboard, according to what is needed to protect each item.
If you would like your product gift wrapped, we will be delighted to help, at no extra cost: please select that option when you place your order. We will use strong brown paper over whatever is needed to protect the item, and add some further protection for shipping. We'll make sure it looks gift-like and intriguing!