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Who we are:

Inspired by the aesthetics & elegance of nature, we create handmade wooden products that are both beautiful and functional.

The Honest Wood Company was created out of a passion for traditional craftsmanship and a love of cooking. We create highly functional, heirloom quality pieces of wooden art that you can use and admire every day.

We set out to make the best chopping board that we could and the only way to achieve this is to use the inherent properties of end-grain wood to construct a solid butcher’s block style cutting board. This process takes far longer than simply flattening a piece of wood and requires an understanding of grain direction, wood expansion and contraction, and attention to detail at every stage.

We use Walnut, Maple, Cherry, and Beech; hand-selecting the highest quality, sustainably managed, wood boards, and matching complementary pieces together to create stunning, unique, patterns.

We love knowing that we have put our heart and soul into every product and our customers can enjoy peace of mind when using their chopping board on a daily basis.

Everything is expertly crafted in our small Essex workshop.

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What is an End-Grain cutting board


Quality Craftsmanship above all else.

END-GRAIN refers to the direction of the wood grain – this is very important when making a chopping board or butcher’s block. End-grain has many benefits over face-grain: it’s better for your knives, longer-lasting, is self-healing, antibacterial, and looks incredible!

END-GRAIN separates as the knife cuts down but springs back together as you lift the knife. This means that the sharp edge of your knife isn’t forced to cut anything other than your ingredients. This action has the added benefit of squeezing out any food particles, ensuring bacteria doesn’t become embedded in the board’s surface.

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  • "We bought the Barn Block board for our new kitchen. It's beautifully crafted and is very practical too. Knives leave no mark on the end-grain surface after chopping food and, like other reviewers, we leave the board out on display as it looks like a work of art. We also like the fact that for every product sold the company plants another tree. So our block will be helping to capture carbon as well as being a brilliant addition to our modern kitchen! "
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    Bob and Liz

  • "Our chopping board exudes quality and the weight is such that it doesn't move about when using it. It has a great finish and the wax protection is so simple to apply; well worth the money and really pleased we chose it."
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    Paul L

  • "We received our board as a wedding present and absolutely love it. Not only does it smarten up our urban kitchen, but it is a joy to chop on and is much better for our Japanese specialist knives."
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    Kate S

  • "We’ve had our chopping board for a few months now and it’s fabulous. We use it all the time and it looks as good as new. It’s so beautiful we keep it out to admire, rather than to put it away in a cupboard when not in use!"
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    Rebecca M


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