Black Walnut, African Rosewood, Yellowheart, and Canarywood End Grain Exotic Hardwood Cutting Board or Butcher Block - 11 3/4" l x 11 1/2" w x 7/8 h Handmade in the USA, finished with food safe, long lasting and water resistant Mahoney's walnut oil (3 coats) and wax (2 coats). End grain means that the end of the wood fibers are exposed, whereas edge grain means that the grain is running along the outside. The major difference is that end grain is resistant to cuts and scarring and is even self-healing over time, as the density of the fibers will push back into place. This is why there are even some softwoods that are used for making butcher blocks, as the benefit of end grain surpasses the benefits of using a hardwood with edge grain. African Rosewood is a species from the same genus as Bubinga (Guibourtia), which has led to Bubinga often mistakenly being referred to as African Rosewood.Though obviously not a true rosewood, it does often bear aesthetic similarities. The heartwood color ranges from pink to reddish-brown, with purple or red streaks / lines / highlights. Yellowheart is a neo-satine wood whose color can range from pale yellow to bright yellow to varying shades of gold. Sapwood is lighter and pale, but not always easily discerned from pale-colored heartwood. Its grains are typically straight, but can also by wavy and/or interlocked.
Its typically fine (sometimes medium or in between), consistent texture takes on a luxurious look, revealing a deep natural luster, when sanded. Canarywood is an exotic wood that is yellow to orange in color, typically variegated with light to dark red streaking. It has a medium to high luster.
It can be some what variable in density, it is mostly a hard, heavy and strong wood. An exceptional exotic wood from South America.
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