Hard maple additionally is acknowledged as sugar maple, because it could be touched to collect its sap which is utilized to make maple syrup. Maple is hard as well as heavy with impressive strength as well as resists wear, making it the ideal product for butcher blocks and reducing boards. Its dense, straight grain underpins the aesthetic appeals of difficult maple job table tops, counter tops, and cutting boards.
For butcher and cutting blocks, John Boos utilizes end-grain building, with upright sections bonded together approximately 16″ deep, which can be recognized easily by their checkerboard appearances. This is the grain of the lumber as seen when sawn across the annual development rings. The end grain develops a job surface area that is really sturdy and also ideal for day-to-day kitchen food preparation activities. The surface is preferred by chefs as it soaks up the contact of a blade or cleaver as the vertical placement of the grain helps the blade to slightly penetrate but close up once more after the blade is removed. This as well avoids that blade from dulling as quickly as it would certainly dull on various other surface areas. Whenever an end-grain surface is lookinged for directly for cutting, it has actually a fueled oil finish, which need to be re-oiled regarding every 4 weeks. Fueling oil the block surface area restores the flexibility of the grain at the surface and also stops the wood from drying.
John Boos also utilizes end-grain tough maple building to produce kitchen island tops from 2.25″ to 7″ thick. This makes an extraordinary job surface area for all food prepping jobs.
For reducing boards, John Boos uses edge-grain building. Edge grain is quarter sawn, i.e. timber that is first quartered all along its size right into wedges, which are after that tipped on their points as well as sawn the size of the axis right into boards. This leads to boards with growth rings mostly at best angles to the surface and also directly, candy striped grain lines. For the cook, he gets a cutting surface that withstands knife-edge dulling. As an edge-grain reducing board additionally is restricted in dimension by the fabrication process, it provides a durable yet convenient reducing surface area (edge-grain chopping blocks weigh). The surface of an edge-grain cutting board also calls for routine oiling to bring back the fibers as well as avert drying out.