A cutting board, also known as a butcher block, is an essential kitchen tool used for cutting fruits, vegetables, meats and bread. It is typically a flat, single ply board made from various materials such as wood, glass, vinyl or plastic. Cutting boards come in various sizes, from small to large, and can be easily stored. In addition to separate cutting boards, some homeowners may choose to have their entire kitchen counter surface suitable for cutting. For a unique and stylish touch, cutting boards can also be made from multiple pieces of wood, with different colors and grains, to create an eye-catching butcher block. Some cutting boards even have compartments built in for knife storage, making them both practical and convenient.