What is end-grain wood?

Endgrain wood, also known as end-grain wood, is cut across the grain, unlike the lengthwise wood that is usually used.
The annual rings can thus be recognised as circles on the surface of the wood.
When sharp blades are used, the removal of wood fibres can thus be avoided and the contamination of food can be prevented.
The resistant end-grain wood is therefore perfect for providing our cutting boards with a solid working area.

Wood is a natural product. The differences in colour and structure, adhesions, irregularities, small knots as well as hair and cross cracks give our boards their unique character.

 In our Augenweide Atelier we therefore work individually with the respective characteristics of the different woods.
In many work-intensive steps we create our unique pieces, which are treated several times with food-safe oil and beeswax before delivery.

Why is end-grain wood so durable?


The wood fibers are perpendicular to the load in the end-grain wood surfaces and easily pull apart and contract again. This way the surfaces of our boards can withstand many times more pressure.


Our kinds of wood

Sycamore Maple

The sycamore maple is native to Europe and Western Asia. In Central Europe it is the most common maple species. The wood is hard and easy to work.



The oak is native to most of Europe.

It is known for the durable strength of its heartwood. The heavy, hard wood is also very durable even when exposed to moisture.


Wild cherry

The natural range of the wild cherry extends over large parts of Europe to the Near East and North Africa.
The reddish wood is very valuable. A darker core can be distinguished from a lighter sapwood.

The reddish wood is very valuable. A darker core can be distinguished from a lighter sapwood.


"Queen of the kitchen"

Walnut is mainly found in the eastern Mediterranean area, the Balkan peninsula and Asia.
In the Himalayas it even grows to heights of about 3300 meters. In France, most European walnut trees grow.


In the last century the hornbeam was even more widespread in German forests. The hornbeam was also called ironwood because it has very hard and dense wood.

Sweet Chestnut

In Southern and Western Europe it is not only cultivated as a supplier of wood, but also because of its edible fruits. The wood of the sweet chestnut has a warm, golden brown color.



Sapeli or Sapelli named, is widespread in tropical Africa. Sapeli mahogany comes not from the mahogany tree, but is a separate type of wood, which only reminds quality and appearance of the real mahogany wood. The Sapelli wood is medium hard and can therefore be easily worked and is very easy to polish.

We use used church benches made of Sapelli wood.


Wengé grows mainly in West Africa, Cameroon and Tanzania.
Only the wood of the species ' Millettia laurentii ' is traded as Wengé.
The freshly cut heartwood is light brown-yellowish and then darkens to black-brown under the influence of light.

Wengé lets itself, despite the hardness with reasonable mechanical effort
edit well.


Unique handicrafts from end-grain wood