This butcher board is made of North American maple wood. It is a porous hardwood that is sturdy and long lasting, but gentle on knives. When treated regularly with our mineral oil and beeswax combo, this board will resist any vigorous chopping, cutting and carving. This 1 ½ inch butcher block is eco-friendly and ultra durable. After a long use, you might notice some knife marks. Simply sand it a little and it will be as good as new.