Wood Species

Kitchen Strong boards are uniquely made from a variety of wood species. We select wood with less imperfections, but note, the natural variation of the wood gives each board character. Here are some facts and tips on how to select the wood species for your Kitchen Strong board or serving board.


  • Maple is a very attractive wood species, very rich in color and very durable. Because of its durability and strength, maple is commonly used as flooring in bowling alleys and basketball courts.
  • Maple wood is resilient in structure. This wood species has a fine, uniform texture with generally straight grain. It’s unique light brown color, smooth grain, and strength makes maple a popular selection.   


  • Cherry is very strong, moderately hard and has excellent shock resistance, which makes it a very good option for a cutting board. 
  • Cherry is a smooth-grained, reddish-brown hardwood that comes from the American Black Cherry fruit tree.
  • The beauty of cherry wood derives from its smooth, closed grain pattern, much like that of maple wood. Many choose cherry wood because it personifies class and uniqueness!


  • Black walnut wood is dark, hard, dense and tight grained. It polishes to a very smooth finish, and the colors ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood.
  • Noble, lustrous, and durable, it has an aristocratic look, and its rich dark tones makes the food you’re cutting or serving stand out.


  • Mango wood is also categorized as a hardwood because of its strength, density, attractive looks and durability.
  • The fascinating texture of the mango tree gives this wood species a special appeal, with colors ranging from dark brown to light brown tones, sometimes with a hint of pink and black.
  • The fiber grains are packed so close one to another that the surface can receive a very high level of polish that gives off a satisfying exotic appearance.


  • Acacia wood is a dense wood, which makes it both highly durable and resilient. Its density and hardness are great characteristics for cutting and serving boards/platters.
  • Acacia wood has very charming features including, the reddish-brown color ranging from a light amber tint to a dark mahogany hue. When properly maintained, acacia boards will last for many years.