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Cutting board recommendations

Looking for a board that’s around 24”x18”. Preferably end grain. Any recs?

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  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,238
    edited December 2021
    I can build you one if you have some time. Check out the "Some Of Today's Effort" thread for some photos of previous work.

    The most recent one is a cherry/maple checkerboard field with a walnut border, 14 x 21 x 2 1/2" thick.

    If you don't want to wait, you could order a Boos, but his 18x24 is $393:

    John Boos Reversible End Grain Maple Chopping Block (butcherblockco.com)
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  • X2 on the Boos if you’re wanting a manufactured board.  Outstanding quality.
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  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,374
    I'm in the process of rebuilding my home office.  I've become aware that Lowes, (and supposedly HD/Menards/etc) offer 1-to-1.5"-thick large countertops built in "butcher-block" style, although it doesn't look like end-grain in any of them:
    https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=end+grain+butcher+block+countertops
    Looks fairly easy to buy one of these, and slice them up into a dozen or more cutting boards, and do a "group buy".  
    They won't be anywhere near the quality of @CTMike's or a Boos, but might be an option for some budgets.  
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,823
    I would gladly buy a board too.  Your patterns are gorgeous and quality looks outstanding.  Same deal as @The Cen-Tex Smoker dealer choice.  I keep a board on my counter 24/7.  With one of your boards, my wife wouldn't complain.
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  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,238
    PMs sent. 
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  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,100
    Botch said:
    I'm in the process of rebuilding my home office.  I've become aware that Lowes, (and supposedly HD/Menards/etc) offer 1-to-1.5"-thick large countertops built in "butcher-block" style, although it doesn't look like end-grain in any of them:
    https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=end+grain+butcher+block+countertops
    Looks fairly easy to buy one of these, and slice them up into a dozen or more cutting boards, and do a "group buy".  
    They won't be anywhere near the quality of @CTMike's or a Boos, but might be an option for some budgets.  
    You could cut one of those up into straps the width equal to the thickness of an end-grain board and glue them up to be an end-board 
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  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,389
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,238
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure that the IKEA countertops would be a good candidate for cutting in to end grain cutting boards. Website states they are made with veneer wood, so I assume that when you cut it in to strips and rotate 90 degrees for glue up in to an end grain board you would see the core wood and the veneer. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

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    Southeastern CT. 
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,100
    CTMike said:
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure that the IKEA countertops would be a good candidate for cutting in to end grain cutting boards. Website states they are made with veneer wood, so I assume that when you cut it in to strips and rotate 90 degrees for glue up in to an end grain board you would see the core wood and the veneer. 
    I noticed that too.  My first thought was "how long will a 1.5" end-grain top last?"  (answer - not long unless it was sealed enough were it was useless as a cutting board)

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  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,389
    CTMike said:
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure that the IKEA countertops would be a good candidate for cutting in to end grain cutting boards. Website states they are made with veneer wood, so I assume that when you cut it in to strips and rotate 90 degrees for glue up in to an end grain board you would see the core wood and the veneer. 
    I didn't read.  We had one (ikea) installed as a desk top in kitchen area.  It was not 1.5" thick and was not veneer.  I drilled wire management holes for computer. I would guess it was maybe 1 inch. 

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  • RyanStl
    RyanStl Posts: 1,050
    A couple years ago I was stalking all of the classified websites and was able to find a cheap end grain from Mercari. Shipping was as much as the board, but I was okay with that.
  • Mark_B_Good
    Mark_B_Good Posts: 1,501
    Yeah look on Craigslist or Kijiji in Canada ... especially this time of year. There's guys that make them in their garage and just dump their residual inventory around now. 

    I got what was easily a $350 to $400 cutting board (end block maple, HUGE board) ... for like $100.
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