This 12×20 maple wood cutting board is a great board for a lot of smaller kitchens and smaller cook surfaces. Home cooks can easily find space for this super durable and cost-effective board while prep cooks in commercial settings will surely adore this compact and long-lasting board as well.
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. Maple’s natural luster and stunning swirling pattern makes it incredibly beautiful and a wonderful addition to any kitchen while its strength means it is sure to withstand the test of time. Maple wood has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market.
This durability means your cutting board will easily handle daily use and water or fall damage without cracking, chipping, or warping whatsoever. In fact, maple wood only becomes stronger over time and self heals as well. As long as you naturally clean your board regularly, you can expect years of use without needing to buy another cutting board or butcher block at all.
Maple’s self healing nature also means that it will slowly repair the grooves made in your board by your chef’s knives which makes it one of the safest board materials on the market. While cheaper wood and plastic cutting boards are susceptible to these grooves, their inability to repair them leads to food particles becoming trapped in these grooves and contaminating all food cut on the boards from that point on. However, with a maple cutting board, this is no longer an issue and foodborne illness becomes far less likely.
Maple wood is most commonly used for furniture, hardwood flooring, construction, kitchen cabinets, countertops, guitar bodies, bowling alleys, gun stocks, and car interiors as well as handmade woodworking items like bowls, art, and cutting boards.
The main reason that maple is used so commonly is because it is highly sustainable and cost-effective. Maple grows quickly and with little effort, is produced easily, and serves as an alternative for many other wood materials. This is why maple wood is not only beautiful and strong but cost-effective and eco-friendly as well.
With all of this in mind, it’s no wonder maple is one of our main three materials for our products and why countless home cooks and head chefs alike love our high-quality boards and butcher blocks.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.