We proudly put the Made in the USA stamp on a large selection of our products. Our personalized, Amish-made cutting boards and serving trays are a prime example of this. Starting with the highest quality North American Maple and Walnut, all of our Amish-made products are handmade in a local Amish community in Western Pennsylvania. This community is well-known for their superior woodworking skills and their deep cultural heritage. Here at 28 Collective, we take every opportunity possible to work with local businesses and to keep manufacturing here in the USA.
When buying one of our many Amish-made products, you are truly receiving the highest quality cutting board and serving board available. Using only the finest materials, the Amish craftsmen start to mold each piece with their centuries of woodworking experience. There is an attention to detail which comes from individually making each piece by hand that simply cannot be matched by industrial manufacturing. If cared for properly, these are pieces that will last for many years to come. Amish-made products are known to be family heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation.
One of our core values here at 28 Collective is to leave the planet in a better condition than we found it. All of our personalized cutting boards and serving trays start with sustainably harvested North American Maple and Walnut. Amish craftsmen then take this wood and start the process of hand-making each piece individually. With as much care that goes into these cutting boards and serving trays, an equal amount of care is given to the environment. Amish craftsmen avoid the use of harmful chemicals so that these pieces remain environmentally friendly and food safe. They also avoid using large, industrial machines during the manufacturing process. Most of these machines consume an enormous amount of energy, and emit large amounts of pollution into the environment. The handmade nature of Amish products greatly lessens our impact on the environment. By ensuring responsible forestry and manufacturing practices, we can rest assured that future generations will be able to experience the pleasure of receiving a handmade cutting board as a wedding gift, or to celebrate the purchase of a home.
Types of Amish Cutting Boards
Maple Cutting Boards
Our hard maple cutting boards are our best-selling cutting boards. Handcrafted in the USA using quality North American Maple, these cutting boards are strong, long-lasting and attractive.
Maple is more scratch-resistant than other types of woods. Maple is incredibly durable, yet it will not cause damage to your knives. With small pores and self-healing abilities, maple is moisture and bacteria resistant.
Maple cutting boards do require some maintenance. We recommend handwashing and regularly conditioning your maple cutting board with cutting board oil.
Walnut Cutting Boards
With an attractive dark brown hue, our walnut cutting boards provide a beautiful contrast to light kitchens and countertops.
Walnut is a popular choice for cutting boards because its dark color conceals stains and is often associated as a high-end cutting board. As one of the softest types of hardwood, walnut is gentle on your knife blades.
Walnut has medium-sized pores which makes it more resistance to bacteria and moisture than other wood types with the exception of maple and beech. Like maple, walnut cutting boards should be handwashed and regularly conditioned with cutting board oil.
Edge Grain Cutting Boards
Our maple edge grain cutting boards and butcher blocks are both beautiful and durable.
Crafted by fusing together parallel strips of hardwood, edge grain cutting boards are strong and capable of handling your toughest jobs. Because these edge grain cutting boards are made from North American Maple, they are resistant to moisture and bacteria.
To ensure a long lifetime, be sure to only hand wash your edge grain cutting board and regularly apply cutting board oil.