Here at C Squared Wood Products Online Shopping Emporium(supposed to be tongue in cheek) you will find that we list our cutting boards into two broad catagories. Basically by design and
functionality. We have our End Grain Cutting Boards and we have our Face Grain Series.
Our End Grain Boards are your more traditional Butcher Block
style cutting boards. They are made with the end grain of the wood
articulating upward, giving you the toughest, most knife scarring resistant
surface to cut on. These End Grain boards should last your lifetime, and
that of your children as well. Our goal is to make these boards last so
long that they become family heirlooms.
Face Grain / Cheeseboards
We use imported exotic woods that have a natural color to them to provide some "functional art" in your kitchen. They also make great serving trays for hors d'oeuvres as well.
These boards are made from the "face grain" of the wood, so they will tend to show a bit more knife scarring than the End Grain Cutting Boards. But, we do finish both sides of the boards, so if you really are afraid to get any scratches on it, you can simply turn it over and cut on the bottom and serve/display on the top. Although, in reality, these boards will last a very long time using them just the way they were intended. With proper care, you should get years of use out of your face grain cutting board.