Types of cutting board
End grain boards are often referred to as Butcher block. The end grain cutting board gets its name because the “end” of the board is used. A cutting board like this will be made up of several short pieces of wood turned so the “end” is facing up. End grain cutting boards are made by gluing the several short "End" pieces together and are usually 2 inches to several inches thick. Butcher blocks are End grain boards that can be 3 inches to 6 inches thick. End grain boards are usually better for knives and they have a “self-healing” characteristic. The wood fibers close after they have been cut with a knife.