This 12×16 walnut wood cutting board is a great size for a smaller kitchen with smaller countertops. It has the perfect balance of function and style with 2” thickness and all the visual appeal and durability of walnut wood’s fine grain pattern. The neutral tone and many positive qualities of this material is why it is a perfect choice for professional chefs and home cooks alike.
The swirling wood grain and warm tone of walnut wood means that it is visually appealing, great for decor use, and able to withstand daily use without bending, warping, cracking, chipping, or drying out at all. According to Designing Buildings Wiki, “In addition, walnut wood can be used for flooring, solid wood or veneer for musical instruments and furniture, and interior decoration. Black Walnut is typically used for turned items, furniture, interior panelling, and cabinetry. English Walnut can also be used for furniture, small wooden objects, and veneer.”
On the Janka hardness scale, Walnut ranks 1,010 lbf or 1,010 Janka. With this said, it is harder than cherry wood but not quite as hard as maple wood. If you are looking for a board with even more rigidity, our maple wood boards are sure to take the cake. However, the main benefits of walnut wood come in its shock absorbency and self healing even more than its immense strength. Walnut has the ability to heal damage it sustains over time.
This ability is particularly beneficial for cutting boards and butcher blocks because it means that the deep grooves made in your board from daily use with your various cutting knives will repair itself. With cheaper wood and plastic boards, these grooves quickly become an issue as they trap food particles and contaminate food leading to foodborne illness and food poisoning. With self healing wood, however, this concern is no longer necessary in the slightest. This also increases the lifespan of your cutting board as well.
Another benefit to walnut wood is its sustainability. Because walnut wood can be easily grown in countless states, it is cost-effective not only to produce but to purchase as well. This means that walnut wood isn’t just durable and beautiful but cost-effective and eco-friendly as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.
Step 1: Choosing Your Cutting Board or Butcher Block.
We offer many add-ons to help make your cutting board easier to store, more useful, as well as personalization with our custom engraving. Once you choose your product and place your order, we’ll begin building your board soon after.
Step 2: Assembly of Your Cutting Board
Each cutting board is handmade to ensure the utmost level of quality and craftsmanship. We use beautiful and very durable wood blends, all up to 2” thick. During our build process, we pay attention to the finest details, which truly make our boards stand out from other brands, as well as generic boards you find elsewhere.
If you ordered accessories or engraving, we will next install these features after the board has been constructed, followed by the staining and sealing process.
Step 3: Packaging & Prepare for Shipping
Each cutting board is securely packaged to prevent damage during shipping. We use both UPS & Fedex shipping methods, and your cutting board will arrive with instructions on proper usage.
Step 4: Enjoy Your Cutting Board!
Your cutting board/block will truly brighten up any kitchen. Prepare each meal knowing that you’ve chosen a high-quality product that will last many years.
When purchasing a custom cutting board or butcher block from our website, you can feel confident knowing that all of our products are hand-made in the USA. Our company, Mahogany House Woodworks, is located in Boise, Idaho and has been creating high-quality wood products for customers across the United States for over 20 years. We back our cutting boards and butcher blocks with a 30-day guarantee to make sure your investment is protected.
Do you want a special message, initials, or picture engraved on your cutting board? We offer custom engraving as a great add-on for all of our custom cutting boards and butcher blocks. Our team can help make your new cutting board feel so personalized.
View some of our cutting board engraving examples below:
Wood Cutting Board Grain Direction Tips
Applying Board Butter for Maintenance
Explaining Cutting Board Features
We’re so convinced that you’ll be satisfied with your new cutting board or butcher block, that we proudly offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all products. Our boards are all hand-built in the USA to ensure the highest level of detail, strength and durability needed to last. Whether you order a maple, walnut, cherry board, or have us build you something entirely unique and custom, your investment is backed by our guarantee to ensure your satisfaction.
AWESOME!!! amazing quality! Friendly and personable in dealing with ordering custom made cutting boards. The initial engraving looks fabulous. We are very happy with the time frame. James worked hard to get our gifts shipped by Christmas. I would recommend him and his company to anyone!
~ Colleen B.
I ordered a custom cutting board as an anniversary gift for my partner. The final product was absolutely beautiful. I’ve never seen a cutting board made with such quality and care. They were willing to work within my budget. I’d recommend this anyone looking for a special, signature piece that will last them a lifetime.
~ Clara C.
Absolutely fantastic job with a cutting board I had made for my boyfriend as a surprise present. It was a difficult project requiring precision as it had to fit into a very specific pull-out slot in a 1950s home.
They very flexible and responsive throughout the entire project. He took each of my requests to heart – even when I requested we cut the board down a little to ensure it was a perfect fit. I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. My boyfriend absolutely loved it and it fit perfectly with the design of his home.
I strongly recommend selecting Mahogany House Woodworks for your next custom wood project – you won’t regret it! Promise!
~ Katie G.
Ordered two custom boards this year as Christmas presents. They are beautiful! Solid and of the highest quality. They will be treasured for years to come (hopefully!). Thank you for the great service and attention to detail.
~ Lissa B.
What a great experience. I found beautiful wood cutting boards on MHW web site and went to order two of them. The shipping was way off so I called them. The owner James called me back and immediately corrected the problem, took my order over the phone and went to work making my awesome cutting boards. He is a small operation doing big things. It is so nice to do business with a mom and pop shop who go the extra mile for their customers. Big box stores cannot compete with James quality, price and service. Not to mention I have never seen anything as beautiful as what MHW creates.
~ Kenneth K.
I ordered a last minute Christmas gift as a custom cutting board for my son who works as a chef in Portland, Oregon. Specific personalized details were added to the piece, it was gift wrapped and sent in record time. Communication and pictures were sent to me to keep me informed about process and status. My son was thrilled with the custom product that arrived in record time in time for the holidays! Thank you for your personalized service.