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post #1 of 5 Old 11-23-2013, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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is soft maple good for end grain cutting boards?

I've got a little here doing nothing but taking up space
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I've never used it for cutting boards myself, but it's still fairly hard compared to other woods.
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I'd say go for it! It may be soft maple but the end grain is still pretty hard, especially if it's for home use.
Use that wood
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Soft Maple does not have much of a grain pattern, even on the face. The end grain would be very boring and would deteriorate quickly. Rock Maple would be a much better choice for durability and look.
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I've used soft AND hard maple.... Both work fine....

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