Sapwood in endgrain cutting boards

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Forum topic by jayman7 posted 08-26-2009 07:20 PM 1627 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2009 07:20 PM

I have some boards of cherry and walnut that have a decent amount of sapwood. Is it not good practice to use sapwood in endgrain cutting boards? Kinda interested in the unique designs that it will give the dark woods too.

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#1 posted 08-27-2009 08:53 AM

Nothing wrong with it at all. It’s basically the color difference. If you’re thinking there is sap in there, like on dug fir, there isn’t. It’s just the part of the tree that carries the water up to the leaves. It can be a little softer than the heartwood, but it’s not usually an issue in a cutting board

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