This 10×14 end grain butcher block is a great size for all your cooking and kitchen tasks. It has a great balance and feel that will get you on par even with Chef Gordon Ramsay! Its 2” thickness is guaranteed to ensure this butcher block lasts for years without succumbing to irreparable damage at all.
Maple wood’s neutral tone and straight grain pattern makes it a wonderful solution for countless wood projects including hardwood flooring, car interiors, guitar bodies, drum sets, gun stocks, art, cabinetry, furniture, construction, and other wooden handmade items such as bowls and butcher blocks. It can even be used in place of countless less sustainable materials with a bit of paint or stain alone.
Maple wood has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This means it can withstand potential fall or water damage as well as daily use without bending, warping, cracking, or chipping. In fact, maple wood continues to harden even after it is cut down which means your block will only get stronger with age. Furthermore, its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. This helps not only your board to last longer but your chef’s knives as well.
To top it all off, maple wood is also self healing which is highly valuable for butcher blocks because it ensures they stay safe and last longer as well. With cheap wood, plastic, and marble cutting boards, daily use leads to knife scores on their surfaces which trap food particles and contaminate your food. This can lead to food poisoning and foodborne illness in no time. However, maple wood’s self healing nature means it repairs these scores in its surface which helps the board to last longer and be safer for years.
Finally, maple wood is good for the environment and relatively cheap because it grows easily in multiple locations across the nation and provides oxygen for our atmosphere in the process. It can also mimic various other woods that are not as sustainable making it one of the best woods for any job without fail.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.