This is a true end grain Maple board that professional cooks prefer, as it's the best surface for maintaining your knife's edge and will handle all your cutting and chopping needs. Measuring 18 inches long, 16 inches wide and 2 inches thick, it is a board built to last. 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.