This 12×14 maple wood cutting board is great for larger tasks in your kitchen and professional restaurants alike. Just like all of our many other cutting boards and butcher blocks, this maple wood cutting board is 2” thick and incredibly beautiful and sturdy. Maple wood’s natural luster and swirling pattern makes it highly stunning for any kitchen setting while its durability makes it long-lasting and well worth the price.
Maple is a very bright and clean wood that has tremendous strength as a cutting board. It will remain stable and not tint with use. What is rather unique about maple wood is that its sapwood is used more often than its hardwood as the inside of the maple wood trunk is even harder than its exterior.
Maple wood has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This is ideal for cutting boards as it means that the board can withstand daily use, fall and water damage, and temperature changes without chipping, cracking, warping, or needing to be replaced unlike other cheap wood and plastic cutting boards found at retail stores.
On top of its strength, maple wood also self heals which allows it to repair groove marks made by your knives on the board. This is highly useful as it prevents food contamination and potential foodborne illness from food particles that normally would become stuck in these grooves. This also means your board will be able to strengthen even further over time meaning its lifespan only increases the longer it is used.
Lastly, maple wood is highly sustainable as it is easy to grow, manufacture, and use for countless projects. It serves as a substitute for many other woods in hardwood flooring, construction, kitchen cabinets, countertops, furniture, and other woodworking jobs and is highly cost-effective because of it. This means that your maple wood cutting board will not only be beautiful and durable but cost-effective, eco-friendly, and long-lasting as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.