Face grain boards truly reveal the natural beauty of the wood grain. They expose the largest surface area of the grain design and display the uniqueness of each wood species. We enjoy using face grain boards for serving cheese, crackers and fruit. If you rotate multiple face grain boards on their side, you can create an edge grain board. These boards are great for light prep work, i.e. vegetable cutting. If you cut these edge grain boards into strips and rotate them once again, so the grain of the wood points towards you, you now have an end grain board. End grain boards are best for heavy cutting, i.e. cooked meat preparation. The direction of the grain on an end grain board allows the knife to slip in between the wood fibers, keeping your board and knives looking great. All board types are beautiful in their own way. We hope you can find one that fits your needs!