This is a sturdy hardwood cutting board. The porous quality of the maple, walnut or cherry wood makes this board easy on knives. With its 3/4” thickness, this wooden board has a superior resistance to chopping, carving and cutting. Using a wooden cutting board is an ecological choice. Our master craftsmen built this model to be ultra-durable. If it ever starts to show knife marks after a long use, simply sand it a little and it will look just as new.