This is the small size version of our All Natural Line of cutting boards perfect for all of your light duty cutting or chopping needs or perfect as a cheese board. It is approximately 6" Deep x 15" Wide x 7/8" thick. (Sizes can vary slightly +-1/4"-3/8" as each of these are custom made from one piece of wood)
This is the perfect sized board for someone who needs a cutting board to cut herbs, an onion, some garlic, and take them right to the pot on the board to scrape them in! It is also the perfect size to cut an apple or make sandwiches for the kids and bring them right to the table on the cutting board. A very useable size but not so big that is takes up too much counter space when left on the counter in its own easily accessable spot.
The handle is perfectly carved and silk smooth, fitting in the hand comfortably, as well as tapering from narrow to wide to ensure a solid grip. This cutting board can be hung on a hook or left flat on its all natural gum rubber non-slip feet on the counter.
It is hand made with care in Canada using one solid piece of Canadian Hard Maple (no glue) and other all natural, and completely non-toxic materials. Our cutting boards have two finish coats of our own all natural Certified Organic Flax Seed Oil (aka Linseed oil), Certified Organic Canadian Beeswax & Organic Carnauba Wax Blend or our Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Canadian Beeswax, and Certified Organic Carnauba Wax Blend
NOT MINERAL OIL FINISH like other cutting boards and wooden kitchen products, as mineral oil is a petroleum based product.
Flax Seed oil is a drying oil and resists going rancid so is a perfect all natural organic oil for all wooden objects in your home.
For those who do not want to use Flax Seed oil we also offer our Coconut Oil/Beeswax finish (Coconuts are NOT part of the tree nut family their name is a misnmer. Coconuts resist rancidity also, as well as having antibacterial and anti fungal properties.That being said, we are definitely NOT a nut free facility and your board may have had contact with Walnut wood as we make Walnut boards as well.
Hard Maple is one of the hardest, and most durable woods, and can withstand heavy use in a kitchen. ALL professional grade butcher block and cutting boards are made of Hard Maple. It is a closed grained hardwood (unlike oak, etc) that doesn't absorb bacteria easily, and with antibacterial properties on top of that it makes it the most preferred wood for cutting boards and wooden utensils.
The completely non-slip feet on this cutting board are made of hand cut all natural gum rubber, yes, natural rubber from a tree, NOT PVC or synthetic rubber, and they are affixed to the board with high grade stainless steel screws that will NEVER rust.
And always remember, for every Urthware board sold we plant a tree to offset our footprint on this earth!
*We are not a Tree nut/Nut free facility. Contact may occur. Choosing coconut oil as your finish does not mean there is no tree nut/nut possibility, as we make walnut boards as well
This cutting board is made of one solid piece of face grain Canadian hard Maple. It contains NO GLUES or toxic adhesives of any sort and is completely natural. Remember, that because it is made with one piece of hard wood there are always some completely natural discolorations and imperfections like mineral staining, spalting, knots, etc. There may be darker and lighter areas as well. As we do not fill holes with epoxies or other toxic substances, we DO NOT sell cutting boards with holes, grooves, or any significant defects in the top of your board that could harbor bacteria, there can be some in the bottom or sides as it is not a cutting surface.
For us to keep these cutting boards glue free and organic, we make them from one piece of wood, note that ALL wooden cutting boards, (and really anything made of wood) will display some movement (warping) from moisture, it can even be from weather change, and boards made from one piece of wood are, in general, more prone to warp than "glued up" edge grain cutting boards. It this happens we can not consider this a defect, we can do nothing about this as wood is a natural material that can and will move. You can usually avoid any excessive movement by keeping your board dry and well oiled.
Note on maintenance: We do recommend that you purchase one of our organic oil finishes at the same time you purchase your cutting board as you will need to oil your cutting board to maintain it, and it will save you significant shipping costs then purchasing the oil finish at a later time, on its own. If you would like to use your own organic finishing oil, you may absolutely do so! However, remember that our finish also contains 100% organic waxes which increase the longevity of your board. So if you are using your own oils it is highly recommended that you also add organic waxes to your finish!