This 10×12 walnut wood butcher block is a great size for a smaller kitchen with smaller countertops. We’ve found it has the perfect balance of function and style. The 2” thickness of each of our butcher blocks makes them durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing as well. Their functional and high-quality nature makes them better than countless other boards and blocks on the market.
Walnut’s swirling fine grain pattern makes it not only beautiful but incredibly sturdy as well. That is why this wood is used most commonly for cabinetry, countertops, veneers, car interiors, guitar bodies, gun stocks, hardwood flooring, furniture, construction, and countless other projects including art and handmade items.
On the Janka hardness scale, Walnut ranks 1,010 lbf or 1,010 Janka. With this said, it is harder than cherry wood but not quite as hard as maple wood. This means that your walnut wood butcher block is capable of daily use and potential fall or water damage without bending, warping, cracking, chipping, breaking, or drying out for years to come.
Walnut also has a self-healing quality which makes it particularly beneficial when used for cutting boards specifically. With cheaper plastic, marble, and wood cutting boards, deep grooves tend to form over time from the chef’s knives used on them. These grooves trap food particles in them which contaminate food and lead to foodborne illnesses and food poisoning. Fortunately, walnut wood repairs these grooves on its own thus preventing these safety issues altogether.
Walnut wood is also incredibly sustainable and cost-effective as well. The long lifespan of this wood paired with its ease of growth and production means it can be used for all kinds of projects and cost far less to do so. This particular board with the end grain build will last forever. Walnut also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.