Over the past 2-3 years I have had to replace several wood cutting boards due to warping and splitting. The last one I bought was a large walnut board I thought would last a while. Of course, when I bought it I hadn't done my research and only how realize why it didn't last. Poor care and not the best quality in the first place. So I decided to do some serious research and buy a nice one this time. But that research and reading reviews has only taught me that cutting boards still warp and split for people who do care for them properly. Even people who have purchased Boosblock boards and who oil them regularly have posted bad reviews stating how their boards warped and split after only a few weeks or months. So my question is, is there any hope that with the proper care I can keep a board longer than 2 years? Out of frustration I ordered a maple hard board from a company going out of business so I got a good deal (I think). Specifically this one. http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/29863-chefs-maple-cutting-board.aspx I felt it's cheap enough that if it does split or warp, at least I won't be out $200+ dollars. Still tho, over the years I am sure I've spent more than that replacing broken boards. The only board that has lasted for years is a little plastic one I hate using.