Wood Cutting Boards | Chopping and Carving Boards

What is the difference?  I say none.  Just the name.  All in all wood cutting boards (or wood chopping boards or wood carving boards) are absolutely the choice of professionals.  Most chefs we have custom made a cutting board for absolutely want to work with a wood cutting board.  I find that most of them love a very thick and large board.  More to work with on the surface.  Me personally, I love a small, thin cutting board.  Easier to manage, handle and carry from the sink to the stove.  But what are the choices out there?  Here a few of my favorite shapes, designs and sizes.

Paddle Cutting Boards

Paddle Cutting Boards

Paddle cutting boards are awesome because of the size and convenience.  They are usually a small cheese board size and has a handle for ease of moving the board around.

Trivets and Cheese Boards

Trivets and Cheese Boards

Trivets and cheeseboards have a variety of shapes depending upon what your needs are.  Some are shaped as a serving platter and others are shaped circular for decor purposes.  All have the same functionality, to use the surface to cut on or present your appetizers or meal.

Large Wood Cutting Boards

Large Wood Cutting Boards

These large wood cutting boards are perfect for the avid cooks in your household (particularly if they are men who absolutely loves to cook) and bbq’ers.  They love working with the larger sizes for more room to chop on and set aside items for later in their cooking process.  Here’s a great hint, if you are in the market for one as a gift, try getting a custom made cutting board that would fit right next to his barbeque grill.  He’ll love it!

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

Chevron Herringbone Design Cutting Board

My fav!  Our chevron herringbone pattern cutting board.  Usually, this design is offered in a larger size in order to show off the pattern.  Great for serving and as a decorative piece on your dining table.  What a conversation piece especially when you have guests over.  They will ask you “where did you get that!?”.

Wood cutting boards are usually best when they are made from hardwoods such as maple, walnut, mahogany, cherry and so on.  There are many varieties of hardwoods out there.  You want to stay away from softer woods such as pine and alder as they tend to bend and crack easily which would cause the need for you to replace your board quickly.  Hardwoods lasts for years especially if you care for it properly.  Check out our blog on caring for your cutting board.

 

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