- wood grain, as at the end of a board, resulting from a cut across the grain.
Origin of end grain
First recorded in 1880–85
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End-grain boards are more expensive than other types of cutting boards.
Edge-grain boards are not as strong as end-grain boards but they cost significantly less.
Oxford University has most of the blocks for a decorated alphabet he engraved on end-grain wood for Dr. Fell in 1674.John Baptist Jackson
We know from Jackson's contemporary account that end-grain wood engraving was standard practice in England from about 1700.Why Bewick Succeeded