Dedicated to producing the highest quality butcher blocks and cutting boards anywhere, The BoardSMITH only uses the highest quality, select grade hardwoods available. Never will you find a cheap substitute product like rubber tree wood. Your safety and health is also a concern so only products that conform to FDA approval for food contact are used. Not so with imported boards. Also the following link will provide you with all the info to care for your new cutting board. Thank you for looking at my web site. Should you have any questions about my butcher blocks or want an estimate for a special order size, please use the contact form for a quick reply. I welcome the opportunity to earn your business and trust. – David Smith