This is a true end grain Maple board that professional cooks prefer, as it's the best surface for getting the most out of your knife. At 18 inches long and 13 inches wide, this 1.25 inch thick surface will handle all your cutting and chopping needs. Handcrafted of solid Maple. Snow River is best known for producing premium wood cutting boards that are hand finished by experienced craftsmen. The wood is dried in a tightly controlled process to ensure a consistent moisture content, which is critical in avoiding wood cracks and splitting. Made in the USA.