Construction

There’s an old saying, “ No one wants to hear about the labor pains – they just wanna see the baby”. So, in short, I’d like to point out just a few of the construction details all Chopping Blox® cutting boards possess.  

End-grain construction-
There are end-grain cutting boards, and long-grain (or edge-grain) cutting boards. End-grain boards have the grain running vertically so that you use the end-grain part of the surface.  

End-grain cutting boards are superior in that they aren’t as likely to warp, split, or crack. End-grain boards will absorb the impact of a sharp knife and will not be as apt to show cut marks.

   

Waterproof Titebond III glue is used in all construction.  This glue is strong, durable, water-proof and food safe. 

     

Waterproof - Passes ANSI/HPVA Type I Specification
Superior strength
Longer open time
Lower application temperature
Resists solvents, heat and mildew
Unaffected by finishes
Water cleanup & Non-toxic
FDA approved for indirect food contact
Sands easily without softening
Safer than traditional waterproof glues

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Rubber feet and stainless steel screws. Screws will not rust after prolonged water exposure and the rubber feet will keep the board from sliding around on the countertop – be it Formica, granite, Corian.

 

Mineral oil is used to treat the board. Food grade Mineral oil is food-safe, easy to use, readily available and cheap. We could provide a rich concoction of special ingredients at $20 a bottle. But I think that the simple easy approach is called for here. After all, you didn’t buy a Chopping Blox® cutting board to spend your extra time nursing it!
 

Your cutting board has been pre-treated with mineral oil. The only requirement for you to keep the wood looking good is to re-oil it about once a month with mineral oil. The easiest way to apply is to pour some oil onto a clean rag and wipe the board thoroughly. Allow time for the oil to soak into the board and then wipe away any excess oil.