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End grain rock (sugar) maple chopping blocks are the traditional choice for chefs because of their hardness and tight grain.

Only end grain is relatively non-scarring, self-healing and kindest on your good cutlery; in short, one of the best investments for any kitchen.

I use only the best fda-approved titebond iii waterproof wood glue in all my blocks and boards.

***PLEASE NOTE: Blocks pictured are examples only; custom orders are my main business.

Please see the following related listing for more:

Of course any size is possible, although each block is unique and will vary in appearance slightly (you may specify as many details as you wish, and I am happy to provide photos throughout the process as desired). Please don't hesitate to start a conversation and specify if you would like a juice groove, etc.!***

End grain blocks do require very specific care, particularly regular oiling. Your block will need to be oiled daily during the first two weeks after arrival. Basic food grade mineral oil is available at any pharmacy, but something with more blocking agents is recommended.

Do *NOT* ever use olive or organic oils on a genuine (end grain) chopping or butcher block, as they will soak in deeply and always eventually break down, rendering the block rancid and unusable. While basic care instructions are included, please see my "shop policies" for much further information.

Bottles of my own handmade and locally-sourced premium block oil/beeswax (Bee Good Wood Oil) are available at no extra shipping cost for $15/bottle with any purchase.
Matt Christie
Matt Christie

End Grain Classic Maple Chopping Block

$85.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: reclaimed maple, titebond iii, wood biscuits, block oil, beeswax
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 109 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from North Carolina, United States