CUTTING BOARD and CHEESE BOARD

CARE AND MAINTENANCE
 

       PROPER CARE OF CUTTING BOARDS

Do ---   Hand wash with cool water after using

 

Do ---   Reapply mineral oil and/or warmed   

      Howards Butcher Block Conditioner   

      (food grade mineral oil & natural waxes)   

Don't -- Lay the board flat after washing;

      stand it upright and allow to dry

   

 Don't -- Place on wet countertop

 

Don't -- Put in dishwasher

WOOD SPECIES INFO

African BlackwoodDALBERGIA   MELANOXYLON   - EASTERN AFRICA 

exotic, a.k.a Mozambique Ebony or Senegal Ebony, dark brown, purplish heartwood with dark streaks, hard wood

BloodwoodBROSIMUM RUBESCENS   -  SOUTH AMERICA

exotic,a.k.a cardinal wood , deep rose color, very dense, with a tight fine, mostly linear grain.

Bocote - CORDIA GERASCANTHUS  -  CENTRAL AMERICA, WEST INDIES

exotic, grain patterns from straight to curved; color - golden brown to tan to golden yellow; hard, heavy, and dense wood

 

Bubinga GUIBOURTIA DEMEUSEI   - CENTRAL AFRICA

exotic, initially pinky-red, darkens with age

 

Cherry  -  PRUNUS SEROTINA - NORTH AMERICA

domestic, stiff and strong – similar to Teak

 

Cocobolo -  DALBERGIA RETUSA  - CENTRAL AMERICA

exotic, color from dark red to reddish brown, with irregular grain pattern

Goncalo AlvesASTRONIUM GRAVEOLENS  - SOUTH AMERICA

exotic, ranges in color from light to deep reddish-brown, very hard

Hard Maple ACER SACCHARUM  - NORTH AMERICA

domestic,heavy, hard, strong, close-grained;  heartwood - light  reddish brown, sapwood – almost white

 

Katalox - SWRTZIA CUBENSIS - SOUTH AMERICA

exotic, stronger & harder & heavier than White Oak, Hard Maple or Teak- dark reddish brown

Koa (Hawaiian) ACACIA KOA  - HAWAII

hard & strong,  color - light to dark brown with distinct golden luster, sometimes with irregular darker streaks, grain - wavy 

 

LeopardwoodROUPALA SPP.  -  SOUTH AMERICA

exotic, with dark reddish-brown color with strong broad rays &  highly flecked

 

Mahogany (African) KHAYA IVORENSIS   - CENTRAL  AND EAST AFRICA          

exotic wood, deep reddish brown color, grain can be straight, but is typically interlocking; often with shimmering figure

                               

Mahogany (Genuine)SWIETENIA MACROPHYLLA   - CENTRAL AMERICA

exotic, color varies – yellowish when cut, maturing into a deep rich red or brown color with age.

Mesquite - MESQUITE ALGAROBA  N. & S. AMERICA

very strong & heavy, heartwood is rich dark brown with darker wavy lines, grain is slightly wavy

Morado MACHAERIUM SPP. a.k.a Brazilian Rosewood or named Bolivian Rosewood– S. AMERICA

exotic, dark violet brown or a lighter tan brown with dark streaks and stripes

 

Osage Orange MACLURA POMIFERA  - NORTH AMERICA

domestic, yellow appearance which oxidizes to a dark brown

Padauk - PTEROCARPUS SOYAUXII  - WEST AFRICA

exotic, bright orange when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time

 

Purpleheart PELTOGYNE PANICULATA  -: CENTRAL AMERICA

exotic , brown when cut but oxidizes to a purple; hard, heavy and finely textured

 

Redheart -SICKINGIA SALVADORENSIS  - CENTRAL AMERICA

exotic, dull pink to moderately bright red

 

Red OakQUERCUS SPP.  - NORTH AMERICA

domestic, slightly coarser in texture than white oak, with smaller, dark colored rays and large  rounded open pores

 

Rosewood (East Indian)  - DALBERGIA LATIFOLIA  - INDIA

exotic, color varies from golden brown to dark purple brown, with a unique striped figure

 

SheduaGUIBOURTIA EHIE  - IVORY COAST OF AFRICA

exotic, color- light golden brown to red brown; finishes to a high luster

 

TulipwoodDALBERGIA DECIPULARIS  - SOUTH AMERICA

exotic, hard and heavy wood, sapwood - yellow color- heartwood color pink to red, with straw colored background

WalnutJUGLANS NIGRA  - NORTH AMERICA

domestic, hard, tough wood used for gunstocks and rifle butts, musical instrument, turnery, and carving.

 

White Oak – QUERCUS ALBA  - NORTH AMERICA

domestic, longer rays than red oak; pores are angular and more numerous then red oak

 

YellowheartEUXYLOPHORA PARAENSIS  - SOUTH AMERICA

exotic, also called Pau Amarello, color=yellow, texture=fine to medium, grain=curving and interlocking

 

ZebrawoodMICROBERLINIA BRAZZAVILLENSIS  - WESTERN AFRICA

exotic, hard wood, with a medium to coarse texture;Zebra-like looks = light colored sapwood with the dark colored grain

1/2017   info obtained from websites of Bell Forest Products and Woodfinder

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