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Best Wood for Cutting-Board Countertop?

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Best Wood for Cutting-Board Countertop?

QueenB | | Dec 28, 2006 10:24 PM

I'm very lucky to have a hubby who is a handy builder. We're putting a 9 foot island in our kitchen, and I requested he make a 3 to 3 1/2 foot section out of wood (the rest is marble), so I can have a built in cutting board/kneading/rolling board. I also asked him to drop it about four to six inches lower than the rest of the countertop, so I can get more leverage when I knead dough.

So, my question is...what is the best wood to make this out of? Butcher block? Maple? Something else?

Anyone out there have any ideas?

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