This end-grain cutting board is made up of two fan-like patterns, giving the impression of a double rising sun. Unlike most of the items I make, this cutting board is not inspired by any gamer nostalgia or other geekery...I just thought it was a pretty cool design.
The board is made of walnut and hard-maple, put together with FDA approved, water-proof glue, and treated with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax.
End-grain cutting boards like this one are very durable and will not dull your knife edges like some other types of cutting boards might. Also, while some people worry that wooden cutting boards are not as safe from bacteria as glass or plastic, there have been studies done that actually show that wooden boards have antibacterial properties (seriously...ask The Internets). I don't know if those studies are 100% accurate, but I do know that people have been using wooden cutting boards a lot longer than plastic, and have not all died of food-borne illness, so I figure it's probably ok (though I won't hold it against you if you decided to cut poultry on a separate board).
I'll include a set of care instructions with any cutting board that I sell.
Approximate dimensions: 17 3/4 X 11 3/4 X 1 1/2"