Top positive review
Very solid and stable. I use it every day. But see hint on saving edges on fine knives.
March 6, 2018
I got tired of boards that would warp, slip, wobble and otherwise make food preparation a chore (or even risky). So I wanted a board that was super solid, stable, and large enough for various tasks. This board serves well.
Be advised, however: (1) This board is hefty (ca. 6 lbs) and large, so make sure you don't mind wrestling with it a bit if you don't keep it on your counter-top; (2) The bamboo appears to be somewhat denser than maple, so you might have to retouch the edge of your chef's knife more frequently (I have a 1950's Sabatier carbon steel Chefs knife). You can save the edge by using a light touch, which works fine if you handle the blade properly...and all knives should ALWAYS be handled properly, something I learned in Boy Scouts 63 years ago.
Several pluses: (1) This board holds up very well to heavy chopping with a cleaver, something I do a lot; (2) Aside from its weight, it is easy to clean, important if you're working with chicken; (3) It comes pre-treated. The Manufacturer recommends rubbing it with food-grade mineral oil or equivalent every 30 days. (Note: you can get that in the laxative section of your drug store).
The board can be used on either side. One side is flat across, and the other had a groove to catch drippings. Some reviewers complained about the depth of the groove, but I have not found that to be a problem.