End Grain boards are the most durable and versatile of all. They are preferred by many chefs because of the boards' versatility and kindness to cutlery. Knives stay much sharper because they don’t cut any fibers. The end grains are unique to each board and species of wood. This gives the artist the ability to combine grains and color variations into amazing patterns. This is perhaps best described as “quilting with wood”.
End grain is the most expensive of the four types to create because of the many added machinings and gluing steps involved, however, these boards can be handed down for many generations if properly cared for.