This is a great board for smaller tasks but don’t be fooled by its size. The end grain will last you lifetimes! Each of our cherry wood cutting boards and butcher blocks are 2” thick which ensures that they last for years to come without breaking like lesser butcher blocks and boards surely would.
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. Its end grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. It’s also why these butcher blocks can be used daily and deal with potential fall or water damage for years without chipping, cracking, drying out, warping, or falling apart along the way.
On top of this, cherry wood is also self healing which makes it a great material for cutting boards and butcher blocks specifically. Lower quality boards made of wood, plastic, or marble often acquire knife scores on their surface over time which trap food particles and contaminate your food. This can lead to food poisoning or foodborne illness. However, with cherry wood, these deep grooves repair themselves leading to a safer and longer lasting board guaranteed.
Finally, cherry wood is green and cheap all things considered. The growing process of cherry wood takes little effort and the trees grow quickly. This means the supply is never-ending which lowers its price and helps the environment likewise. This means that not only is cherry wood a great choice for your kitchen but it is also a great choice for our world and your pocket as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.