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Well I made a nice cutting board for My wife with the piece of maple I got from a friend and now I have orders for 4 as well as 2 Christmas presents... What would ya'll suggest as the best wood for a cutting board ????

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Maple is a commonly used wood for cutting boards. Evidently bamboo is also very good, because that's what I am seeing in the grocery stores. It is just a guess, but Ash may also be good for this application - it is inexpensive and great to work with.

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Thanks, I guess I will try and find some Maple not sure if they sell bamboo around here it is hard enough finding anything other than basic building materials

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Ash is a bit porous for a cutting board I believe, but I'd get confirmation on that first. I see purpleheart and walnut used fairly often.
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I use black cherry and black walnut for my cutting boards. Both are hard and usually dry well. Billy Boy

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Can you show the pics?
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Maple with Walnut stripes. I tried to stretch the walnut as far as it would go. :-)
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I used maple and walnut cut in various shapes and sizes made 5 alltogether and they were purchased as Christmas presents as soon as I finished them

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Usually beech on this side.
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Mike (MTStringer), I get it: The pig is for PORK, the flounder is for FISH, what is the square one for? Square Pizza?
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