Please see this page for our best suggestions for woods to use in cutting boards.

You can use virtually any wood you want, though. There aren't any that are absolutely dangerous or toxic. 

Irritants and sensitizers in wood really come from bark and dust - but solid wood is benign. That includes exotic woods. 

But some are more suitable to take the abuse a cutting board will endure. 

Visit our category of cutting board woods for a full list.