This end-grain cutting board features a clean, modern, design in contrasting maple and walnut woods. Its 12"x18" surface provides a large work area and its 1 1/2" thickness makes for a solid, durable board. It is constructed using an FDA approved, water-proof wood 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 show wooden boards may actually 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 to help you keep your board in great condition for many years to come.