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Has anyone ever used aspen for cutting boards? Or do you prefer maple or other fine grained wood?
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Aspen isn't a good choice for a cutting board Buckshot, it's one of the softest of woods. Stick with a good hardwood like Maple, Ash, Walnut, Cherry etc. If cost is a factor on the maple use Poplar before you use a aspen or other members of the pine family.

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Hi buckshot

Not to sure what you mean..?

When I was 5 or so I had a hand saw that was made out of maple but it didn't cut to well

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I don't use wood any more for cutting boards/chopping blocks I use poly. it's clean and can't hold germs like wood can



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Hi buckshot

Not to sure what you mean..?

When I was 5 or so I had a hand saw that was made out of maple but it didn't cut to well

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I don't use wood any more for cutting boards/chopping blocks I use poly. it's clean and can't hold germs like wood can



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Are you sure you sharpened the teeth on both sides?

I have an order for 350 cutting boards, they asked for aspen, sort of thought it would be a bit soft. So I thought I would come here and ask the experts.

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Aspen is too soft and open-grained. Find something harder because the bacteria will thrive otherwise.

I use rock/sugar maple for my end-grain boards. Looks nice and holds a nice finish.
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Aspen like cottonwood is one of the poplar family. It is the softest of the hardwoods and would be my last choice for a cutting board. A hard maple or white oak would be a much better choice.

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