I'm making a 1.5" thick end grain cutting board with the attached design. Using maple, walnut, and cherry. The wider maple portion on the end could be done using a 6" wide piece of maple, or I could cut 3, 2" strips.
Is one choice better than the other for warping in a cutting board? Is it purely visual? The 2" strips will give a slight checkerboard pattern vs the bigger 6" pieces. Any other considerations?