End grain is a lot harder than top grain, so this makes a better cutting board. This a beautiful end grain mahogany cutting board with no blood route. It is smooth on both sides. If you want to you can also put those rubber feet on it, so it will not slide around while cutting. Mahogany ages beautifully too! The more you oil it the darker it will become. Comes with care instructions. Our end grain cutting boards are 1 3/8 in. to 2 in. thick. Just choose your size.