Our Boards

MakeMeSomethingSpecial’s personalised oak chopping boards are unlike any other mass-produced or handmade chopping board on the market. Why? Simply because we use only the hardest, most beautiful and most highly prized timber in the world. We use the finest Furniture Grade American Hardwoods found in the Northern Appalachian Region of New England.

American White Oak

Black Rock Maple

North American Cherry

North American Walnut

These Timbers have become the most sought after by furniture makers the world over. We use Amish managed saw mills from the very heart of the region.

These slow-growing trees are much harder, stronger and denser, with a more delicate, flawless grain. On balance they are over 15% harder than their European rivals. The only part we are interested in though, is the Heartwood, the most prized portion of the tree, this is only a small amount. This is where the timber is at its most strongest and has very little defects. Furniture Grade, however, is the few selected pieces cut from the Heartwood and graded by Timber Graders as Furniture Grade, the highest quality. This on a whole makes up less than 15% of the tree.


This is one of the reasons why we choose this timber – Strength, plain and simple. Another reason is the grain. When it comes to joining the staves together to make up our Personalised Wooden Chopping Boards, it is important to get the grain and colour, where ever possible, to match.

Each Board is carefully constructed from full length staves, rather than the usual lesser quality, multiple finger jointed boards. Our range starts with our Serving Boards, which are 2cm thick and come in various classic shapes, going on to our heavier duty Professional Chopping, Cheese, Bread and Carving Boards which are 4.5cm thick for added stability.


Each Board is repeatedly hand sanded many, many times, starting with 60-Grit course Glass Paper right the way down to 1000- Grade polishing paper, giving our Boards a glass-like surface. Then finally, each and every Board is finished with many coats of child safe, water, heat and alcohol resistant Liberon Pure Tung and Superior Danish Oil.

MakeMeSomethingSpecial’s personalised chopping boards are simply stunning.


As professional Chopping boards makers, we also specialise in End Grain chopping boards, the finest, most hardest wearing cutting boards money can buy. The No.1 choice for chefs and Butchers alike.

Constructed completely by hand, these End Grain superior cutting blocks will last you for the rest of your life. Raw meat, fish, vegetables, herbs whatever you use to cut on, End Grain will withstand anything you through at it. They even work perfectly as wooden trivets for roasting pans straight out of the oven.

If you have any questions about our personalised chopping boards, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you.


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