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Little Ledge Woodworks

The Backbone: Handcrafted White Oak End Grain Cutting Board

The Backbone: Handcrafted White Oak End Grain Cutting Board

Regular price $135.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $135.00 USD
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Standing strong, no matter the recipe or occasion. Built to endure the rigors of daily use.

Our handmade, uniquely patterned cutting board is crafted out of high-quality, beautiful white oak hardwood. These cutting boards are made with the grains facing up, revealing the high-quality hardwood material's beautiful rings and coloring. 

We love end grain cutting boards for their durability, hygiene, and ease of use on our knives

Our end grain boards feature chamfered edges along the top and underside of the board as well as rounded finger holds that add to the cutting board's elegant utilitarian design. On the underside, you'll find 4 non-marking feet which allow for airflow, helping the board dry evenly and assisting in the prevention of warping or cracking.

Little Ledge Woodworks' cutting boards are never stained or dyed. We simply shape, sand, and finish them with food-grade oil and wax to help preserve and prepare them for your home. 

    Small 11" x 8" with 1½" depth
    Medium 14" x 10" with 1½" depth
    Full Size 16" x 12" with 1¾" depth 
    Mise en Place Maestro 21½" x 14½" with 2" depth.

    Grain Pattern
    The pictures shown in this listing are examples; each board will have its own unique grain pattern. Please follow the maintenance recommendations below to help sustain the longevity of your cutting board. 

    White oak, wood glue, food-safe mineral oil, vegan cutting board wax (walnut oil, carnauba wax).

    Please follow the maintenance recommendations at the bottom of the page to help sustain the longevity of your cutting board.


    Shipping & Returns

    Due to the handmade nature of our product, all purchases are final sale.

    Also, please note that if you order a mix of preorder and in-stock items, your items will be shipped once all pieces are ready unless otherwise specified.

    We're happy to provide free local delivery to non-PO Box locations within 15 miles of 03902.

    Care Instructions

    Always hand wash both sides of your cutting board with warm-to-hot, soapy water, and rinse well. Do not submerge your cutting board in water. Never place your cutting board in the dishwasher. After washing, wipe it dry and leave standing on its edge to allow ample air circulation through the board.

    Routine care of your wooden cutting board is key to maintaining its beauty and increasing longevity. For best results, we recommend you condition your cutting board with a cutting-board-specific oil weekly for the first month. Your home has a unique climate and humidity level; oiling the board helps your cutting board adjust to its new environment. After the first month, you likely only need to condition the board monthly or on an as-needed basis. You’ll know the board is due for oiling if it starts to appear dull, patchy, or feels rough.

    Oiling Instructions
    Only apply oil when the board is clean and 100% dry; never apply oil when the board is wet or damp. Spread a generous layer to all sides of the board: front, back, top, bottom, and both sides, including the finger grips. Pay particular attention to massaging the oil into any visibly dry spots. Once the oil has had enough time to soak in, if needed, apply an additional layer of oil to any still-visibly dry areas. Lightly wipe off the excess oil with a dry cloth or paper towel, and your cutting board is ready to get back to work!

    Additional Don'ts
    Do not place hot pots and pans on the cutting board. Do not use vegetable oils such as canola, olive, coconut, or grapeseed oil to condition your board. Instead, always use food-safe oil specially designed for cutting boards, such as Walrus Oil or food-safe mineral oil.

    Optional Wax
    Applying a food-grade wax after oiling further aids in retaining the cutting board’s moisture and extending the time between conditioning. Spread the wax onto all surfaces of the cutting board, similar to when you applied the oil. Gloved fingers work great. Buff out excess wax with a cloth and leave the cutting board to cure overnight, sitting on one of its edges for maximum airflow.

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