I've had two bamboo boards and liked them. However, both were washed appropriately , dried , oiled , and stored on edge--and cracked. one down the middle , another 2-3 inches in.Granted , they were thinner boards , not expensive , and certainly not 2 or more inches thick , nor end grain. So , I'll stick with my 2 inch or more thick affordable wood boards until I can afford a thick end-grain bamboo.!!