Perfectly sized for large cuts of meat or for rolling out pizza dough, the 21 x 17 Professional End Grain Cutting Board is a must-have for those who love to cook and bake. The end-grain wood is assembled in a beautiful patchwork pattern, so even if you're not using it, it looks decorative on the counter. It features finger slots for easier handling and it's reversible. This means you can simply flip over when you're in the middle of a task and need a clean surface. They're also great for keeping the used side face down when not in use. This item is made from oil-finished natural yellow birch hardwood, which is indigenous to the Northeastern U.S. and ranges in color from blond to a darker walnut shade; the natural variation in color allows this board to coordinate with your existing decor.
Catskill Craftsmen's Eco-friendly Practices
Catskill Craftsmen is committed to protecting the environment through responsible forest management and manufacturing practices. Located in the Catskill Mountains of upper state New York, Catskill Craftsmen plays a role in maintaining the health of the New York City watershed. This watershed provides clean water for New York City and other communities in the area. Healthy, well-managed forests are better able to filter pollutants from entering streams and rivers, which preserves the quality of watershed resources. With this goal in mind, the company supports the efforts of the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC). With the WAC, Catskill Craftsmen encourages lumber suppliers (family forest owners and public land managers) to make wise harvesting decisions and control erosion in order to safeguard water quality.
Other efforts to protect the environment include using sustainable wood sources and reducing wood waste. Catskill Craftsmen's manufactured items are made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods, primarily birch and hard rock maple. All sawdust, shavings, and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process are converted into wood pellet fuel used to heat homes. This alternative heating source creates less ash and lower emissions than some other fuels. By operating their own wood pellet mill, Catskill Craftsmen reduces their wood waste to zero. As natural resources become even more valuable, Catskill Craftsmen will continue to advance proper stewardship of the pristine Catskill Mountain region.