This 10×16 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! The 2” thickness of our maple butcher blocks guarantees durability, shock absorbency, and self healing unparalleled by countless other wood butcher blocks on the market.
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. On top of this, its end grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. This makes it a great solution not just for your board’s lifespan but for your chef’s knives’ lifespans as well.
To add to its excellence, maple wood is also self healing. This is great for food safety since it eliminates the potential of food poisoning and foodborne illness that other lower quality boards have. These cheaper boards acquire deep grooves on their surface from knives which then trap food particles and contaminate your food. However, maple wood eliminates this risk simply by repairing these grooves before they ever become a problem.
Lastly, maple is also good for the environment and for your budget as well. This is because maple wood is easy to grow, manufacture, and use for all kinds of projects. As such, its price is less and it doesn’t affect the environment as it quickly grows and emits oxygen. This is also why this wood is ideal for butcher blocks since it gives back to the environment as it creates masterpieces using it.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.