This 12×20 maple end grain butcher block is a great size for smaller countertops or even over your sink. It has a great balance and feel that will get you on par even with Chef Gordon Ramsay! Each of our cutting boards and butcher blocks are 2” thick which makes them incredibly durable and structurally sound. This ensures that they can handle daily use for years without becoming unusable.
Maple wood’s neutral tone and straight grain pattern makes it a wonderful solution for countless wood projects including hardwood flooring, car interiors, guitar bodies, drum sets, gun stocks, art, cabinetry, furniture, construction, and other wooden handmade items such as bowls and butcher blocks. It can even be used in place of countless less sustainable materials with a bit of paint or stain alone.
Maple wood has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This means it can withstand potential fall or water damage as well as daily use without bending, warping, cracking, or chipping. Similarly, its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. These qualities help it to not only extend the life of your butcher block but your other tools including your chef’s knives as well.
On top of its beauty and immense strength, maple wood is also self healing. This specifically benefits its use in the kitchen because it ensures its longevity and safety as well. With lesser boards and blocks, knife scores on their surface would surely contaminate your food and lead to foodborne illness and food poisoning. However, with maple wood, this is no longer an issue because the maple wood can heal itself and eliminate this risk altogether.
Finally, maple wood is also cost-effective and sustainable. This has everything to do with the way it is grown. Maple wood grows rapidly nearly anywhere making it perfect for all kinds of industries and low cost as well. This also helps our environment as these trees emit oxygen all over our nation. This is why this wood is a grea solution not just for cooking but for our earth likewise.
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