Wow, this is a thirsty board; it drinks mineral oil like nobody's business without any signs of being saturated after two days. The surface is also rough enough that it'll tear little fibers off of paper towels.
Still, eventually it'll have its fill of oil and sanding was a very easy task. For the price it's going for, I think it's still mostly worth it.
The difference in quality between this cutting board and other end grain boards is not immediately obvious but the differences are there. My board came in good shape and did not have glue everywhere as others have noted. The surface did come with some sanding marks on certain parts of the cutting surface. Now wishing I had a go at it with my sander to smooth it out more. Not a big deal and does not affect the performance. Time will tell how it stands up over time but so far it seems well worth the $60.
Not sure why so many negative reviews, but this cutting board is beautiful. No glue issues, just perfectly designed and crafted.
For the cost this is a nice looking board that performs well enough. Like everyone else has said be sure to wash this very well, and feed it oil as it is THIRSTY. Whatever nasty yellow stuff they put on it is clearly cost cutting #1.
Cost cutting #2 is the board finish. Acacia tends to have a slightly rough surface but it�s clear this board was not well planed. Possibly due to the moisture issues.
Cost cut #3 is the glue is visible between the joints when dry. It�s critical to keep this thing from splitting apart to, again, oil the hell out of it.
Good price for a board that�ll last a few years or maybe more with proper care. But you absolutely need to spend another $20-30 on oil and wax before use.
My Dad just loves it, he has used it with every meal. Is wonderful.