Woods That We Use

We use up to eight different woods in the creation of our cutting boards.
 
Beech
Beech appears as a light brown with a pinkish hue. It's distinguishing feature are rays, which appear as tiny dark flecks in each board.
   
Cherry
Cherry is a hard durable wood that has a reddish-brown tone with a tight, straight grain that becomes darker and richer as it ages.
   
Lyptus
The coloration of Lyptus varies from a light salmon to a deeper red. With exposure to UV light, the wood will darken slightly.

Lyptus is the trade name of a wood made from a hybrid of two species of Eucalyptus trees. Developed for quick harvesting, and grown on plantations in Brazil, Lyptus is an alternative to oak, cherry and mahogany.
   
Maple
Maple is the hardest domestic wood grown in the US. It is used extensively in furniture making because of its fine texture and durability. Maple is basically cream or ivory in color with minimal grain. This wood captures light and brightens space.
   
Red Oak
Red Oak is an extremely strong, tough wood that has a pronounced open grain. It has a slight orange or reddish hue.
   
Padauk
Grown in Central Africa, Padauk is a tropical hardwood known for its distinctive orange to rust colorings. When freshly cut, is a very bright red but when exposed to sunlight fades over time to a warm brown.
   
Purple Heart
Purple Heart is a tropical hardwood that is plantation grown in Central and South America. It is an even grained wood that oxidizes to the beautiful purple color that the wood is known for.
Walnut
Walnut is a rich chocolate or purplish brown in color with hints of gray, black and even dark blue. It has a beautiful grain pattern and is the only dark brown domestic hardwood. Over time is will take on a bit of a golden brown color, but it is very slight and mostly unnoticeable. Walnut isn't as hard as red oak or maple but it is harder than cherry.

 

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