This 10×14 is a great board for smaller tasks but don’t be fooled by its size. The end grain will last you lifetimes! All of our cherry wood butcher blocks are not just stunning but also incredibly durable thanks to their 2” thickness level. This makes them guaranteed to last and be able to handle any prep job in front of them.
The cherry will darken a bit with time and seasoning. This means that your beautiful butcher block will only continue to become richer in tone with time and will also harden further with age as well. That’s why it is considered one of the best woods for hardwood flooring, guitar bodies, gun stocks, car interiors, drum sets, furniture, cabinetry, furniture, countertops, veneers, and other handmade items including, of course, cutting boards and butcher blocks.
Cherry wood has a Janka hardness rating between 950 lbf (4,200 N) and 995 lbf (4,430 N) depending on whether it is black or brazilian cherry. This makes it naturally strong and durable which is why it functions as a great cutting board material. This is also why it can be used for years daily and withstand potential fall or water damage without bending, cracking, chipping, warping, or drying out at all.
On top of this, cherry wood also self heals which makes it perfect for the kitchen specifically. While cheaper wood, plastic, and marble blocks acquire knife grooves on their surface that trap food particles and contaminate food, cherry wood heals these grooves thus preventing foodborne illness altogether. Its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers.
Lastly, cherry wood is also one of the top 5 most eco-friendly wood materials and is also cost-effective. Cherry wood can be grown nearly anywhere and is incredibly fast growing as well which means that it can meet its demands and then some. It can also be used in place of less sustainable woods likewise. This makes it not just sustainable but fairly priced likewise. This is why it serves as the perfect butcher block material choice.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.