Bought this end grain chopping block on Overstock at great savings. I have other Catskill products in my home - a kitchen island and a different end grain chopping block. I appreciate the quality of their products, they are well made. This was a gift and the recipient loves it.
This is an awesome product. Top quality and Made in America. Very very visually attractive and solidly built product. Highly recommended.
Good Value for end grain (not maple)
This board is my everyday cutting board.
Reversible board (birch) does have a rougher surface then the super slab, however, thus far it does not seem to impede the quality.
I never expected the quality of the two boards I purchased. Site does not specify manufacturer, "Catskill Craftsmen, Inc", so I had no way of knowing both boards came from same place until I opened the boxes. I also purchased the 25 lb super slab end grain 20"x20".
I use shun knives and must use quality end grain wood when cutting or chopping. Hard to believe after being aggressive chopping garlic and slicing foods there was not a mark on either board! Purchased mineral oil (as per co.'s instructions) and prepared boards. Not a big deal at all preping/seasoning boards upon arrival.
Easy cleaning with cloth and oiling as part of maintenance.
Order board and go buy mineral oil while you await your board's arrival.
Order arrived without any tracking/shipping notice. (SURPRISE, WE ARE HERE!!)