Each board is custom engraved with the initials you provide us. It will be finished with food safe cutting board oil for excellent protection. We do recommend that you reapply the oil as needed to protect the wood for years to come. It is engraved on one side only which is meant for display, while the other side is intended for cutting. Our cutting boards are made from start to finish in our shop in Indiana. We select each board for its color, characteristics, and beauty to ensure that you have the highest quality cutting board possible. After the wood is selected, we cut to length and width, cut out the handle, round all the edges, then sand until perfectly smooth. Once the design has been engraved, we hand rub the finish to seal the wood and bring out its natural beauty.