Some things were made to last a lifetime, and this is what Mother Nature had in mind when White Oaks came into question. This phenomenal hardwood specimen is even sturdier than its brother Red Oak, and it lasts for just as long. The White Oak trees are native to both Canada and Texas; few humans are able to stand the temperatures in either of these climates, but White Oaks thrive in the chaos of constantly changing weather, humidity, and unexpected freezes. The wood, which is an olive-hued light to medium brown depending on each individual tree, is used most frequently to craft wine barrels. This is primarily because of its admirable resistance to moisture and decay. This resistance has always been recognized; the oldest commissioned ship still on the seas in the entire world, the USS Constitution, was crafted especially from White Oak planks.
Gum Creek builds our White Oak Cutting Boards to last through the ages, and White Oak is an amazing wood for this goal. Especially beneficial with White Oak is the bold engraving which is possible, as the wood is pliable and yet firm. If you want a cutting board with a customized engraving, White Oak is your best bet.
But the individuality of our unique White Oak cutting boards doesn’t stop there; just like with other woods, Gum Creek Boards offers several types of styling choices to create the ideal White Oak cutting board to perfectly fit into your unique kitchen setting and cater to your culinary needs. White Oak cutting boards can either be cut in edge or end grain. Edge grain is a harder cut, but it also stresses knives more than end grain. Both types come in the soothingly elegant olive beige of White Oak and portray the intricate grain of the wood. Also available are different sizes of White Oak cutting boards, all specifically designed to meet your particular cooking needs. These include Prep, Small, Medium, Large, and Carver. If you wish to add a particular personal flair to the board, ask us about custom engraving for your White Oak Cutting Board.