Why Wooden Boards
Wooden cutting and serving boards are practical. A large part of taste is presentation. Whether cutting your food to serve or serving it on a surface that enhances its visual appeal, our wooden boards speak to the professional chef in everyone.
Wood is an amazing medium; it has an antibacterial agent and can easily be refurbished to last a life-time. Using Wooden cutting boards also does not dull knives as quickly. Because the knife cuts into the wood, it stays sharper longer than if you use glass or plastic.
Eco-Friendly: 10% of each sale is contributed towards inner city community gardening. They help feed those less fortunate and educate them about self-sustaining food source options.
Quality: Our high quality boards are made from hardwood, center-cut, dense, and grainy woods. They do not crack or check and with basic care will last a lifetime.
Natural and Sustainable: American hardwood products are more than beautiful, they are truly green and sustainable. The U.S. Congress passed resolutions in 2009 and 2010 which officially recognized that the American hardwood industry sustainably manages an environmentally preferable, natural resource. It also stated that hardwoods should not be discriminated against in government procurement programs. In March 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its endorsement strategy regarding the merits of domestic wood as a preferred green building material.
Local: American forests continue to be a trusted source for sustainable and legally harvested timber. Imported wood and wood substitute products are not regulated like domestic products. Their quality control standards are inconsistent with the U.S.’s. Local availability and manufacturing significantly minimize the environmental impact of transporting hardwood products.
Regenerative: Hardwood forests naturally regenerate themselves and do not need to be replanted like softwood forests.
Energy Efficient: In addition, natural wood products are among the most energy-efficient to produce. Making products from steel, aluminum, glass, concrete, and brick can require up to 126 times more energy to manufacture.
Clean Manufacturing Process: With hardwood, the manufacturing process is limited to kiln drying and running a saw blade. In comparison, the steel and concrete manufacturing processes consist of numerous procedures that are extremely energy intensive. Unfavorable environmental consequences result from open pit mining and from the substantial fossil fuels expended and emissions generated in the processing of the raw materials, for the production of both steel and concrete.
Eco-Friendly: Hardwood products are some of the healthiest and most cost-effective. They do not collect dust or allergens, which can be trapped in other materials. Also, environmentally friendly paints and stains can be used to complement any design scheme. In addition, hardwood products can be refinished and can last a lifetime.
Wood Can Be Repurposed: At the end of their useful lives, hardwood products can be repurposed, used as a combustible fuel, or returned to the Earth. Synthetic and heavily-glued products, like bamboo, will remain in a landfill almost indefinitely.
Aesthetic and High-Quality: At the end of their useful lives, hardwood products can be repurposed, used as a combustible fuel, or returned to the Earth. Synthetic and heavily-glued products, like bamboo, will remain in a landfill almost indefinitely.
The following offers a brief comparison of American hardwoods, softwoods and often misused tropical hardwoods and their appropriate applications: