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OTHER WOODS CHOPPING BOARDS

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Beech is possibly the most common type of wood used these days for the production of chopping boards - but they are also made from various other trees.

Other popular hard woods used for manufacturing chopping boards include mahogany, oak and olive.

And among those less well known, but still excellent for cutting board purposes are hevea rubber wood, mango, acacia and maple.

They make very attractive chopping boards and are often more affordable

than some top of the range boards. Hevea is also known as rubber wood and is widespread in the production of chopping boards and other kitchen accessories such as breadboards, carving boards and cheese boards.

When rubber trees become old and not viable for the production of rubber, the timber is recycled and makes excellent chopping boards.

The wood is very hard,  robust and oily and the fact that there is a plentiful supply of it makes it an ideal choice for producing chopping boards at very appealing prices.

This scenario is the same with maple wood which has impressive grain patterns and can be left natural or stained.

When Canadian maple trees are no longer productive the wood is recycled to create a wide range of products including chopping and cutting boards.

Maple is a very hard wood and chopping boards made from it can be expected to last for many years if looked after properly.

Acacia is another durable hardwood from South America and its various colour shades and thin grain make it a great choice for a chopping board.

Sycamore is also becoming a popular choice of wood for chopping boards and cutting boards.