Made from over 8 feet of sustainably farmed 11 layer multi-ply our Oregon mill makes custom Walnut veneer extra thick just for us. By using veneer we are able to get more yield out of each tree, saving our natural resources, and also getting a consistent color for each Walnut 360 Knife Block.
Same food safe "Good Stuff" finish that is easy to replenish with butcher block oil or 360KB Care Kit. This is still "the last knife block you will ever have to buy".
Is it the same as the Bamboo one that America's Test Kitchen tested? Yes. Same magnets, same location, same heavy base, same weight, same cork bottom and same exact size, we cut and assemble each part exactly the same way as when we build with Bamboo.