Cant help with yourbchopping block, but if you do get one,be sure to keep it indoors, in a shed or something. I managed to procure one from a lad nearby, however I just left it behind my shed, and in notime it was covered in fungi and not any of the type of useto me. This was a freshly cut log and had not dried out. Ijust put it out with the rubbish last week. It was all slimey and not nice to handle. hope this saves you the same problems . Stuart.