End grain

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End grain

The face of a piece of timber exposed when the fibers are cut transversely; exposure of this surface to the elements eventually causes deterioration.
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end grain

The wood grain that is exposed when a cut is made at right angles to the grain.
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End-grain wood cutting boards are the kindest surface for your knife's edge because the fibers of the wood won't resist the knife's work.
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After gluing the end-grain pieces, do the same thing with the long-grain pieces.
Each spiral is made from American White Oak and spiral cut to maximize end-grain exposure, which in turn minimizes aging time.
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This reversible end-grain walnut butcher block cutting board is new from the Canadian husband-wife team of OnOurTable.
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