This compact 12×16 cherry wood cutting board will fit great in your kitchen and performs well! Cherry is a very warm wood that will darken a bit as it gets more seasoned. All of our cherry wood cutting boards and butcher blocks are 2” thick making them sturdy and still lightweight for moving and cutting safely.
As your cherry wood cutting board matures, not only will it change color from salmon to a rich red but also become even stronger and more durable as well. This means that your wood cutting board will not just gain a more visually-appealing look with age but become stronger as well. Cherry wood also is a self-healing wood meaning that it does not warp, crack, or bend over time and also prevents the likelihood of foodborne illnesses becoming trapped in the board’s grooves.
Although you may not realize it, plastic and cheap wood cutting boards are prone to acquiring deep grooves in their surface which can trap raw or rotten foods that can poison any other food cut on them. This means that this ‘cheap’ option may not be as effective as it claims based on lifespan and safety alone.
Instead, by cleaning your wood cutting board properly, you can have a strong, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable product capable of taking on all kitchen tasks with ease. With a Janka hardness rating between 950 lbf (4,200 N) and 995 lbf (4,430 N), cherry wood remains one of the strongest woods on the market and perfect for both commercial and home chef usage alike.
Each of our custom cherry wood cutting boards withstand water and scoring far better than cheap plastic boards and are designed with longevity and versatility in mind. Whether you’re looking to cut meat, vegetables, or even bread, our 12×16 Cherry Wood Cutting Board has got you covered.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.