This 10×20 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, walnut, and maple wood butcher blocks are 2” thick which guarantees that they can handle daily use and not become damaged no matter what job lies ahead 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 we guarantee your butcher blocks can be used daily and deal with potential fall or water damage without bending, cracking, warping, drying out, or chipping whatsoever.
On top of this, cherry wood also has self healing qualities which is particularly beneficial for butcher blocks and the chefs that use them. Cheaper marble, plastic, and wood cutting boards from retail stores tend to acquire knife scores on their surface that trap food particles and contaminate food. This leads to foodborne illness and food poisoning if not handled correctly. However, with a cherry wood butcher block, these knife scores heal themselves and stop this problem from ever happening in the first place. Its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers.
Lastly, cherry wood is also eco-friendly and cost-effective. Cherry wood is one of the top five most sustainable woods because it grows quickly and easily almost anywhere. It can also be used in place of less sustainable materials and is priced appropriately for its mass production each year. This is why it serves as a perfect material for our products and the long lifespans that are ensured with them.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.