This beautiful 12×24 cherry wood cutting board will fit great in your kitchen and performs well! Every cutting board and butcher block we offer has a 2” thickness which is ideal as it ensures the products are sturdy, capable of withstanding daily use and damage, shock resistant, and still lightweight and easy to use.
Cherry is a very warm wood that will darken a bit as it gets more seasoned. With this darkening, you will also begin to see cherry’s natural luster come to life and find that your board is becoming stronger with time and repairing itself. The reason this is ideal is that the most common cause of foodborne illness in the kitchen is due to cutting boards with knife grooves that have trapped rotting or raw food in them thus infecting all that is placed on them moving forward. With high-quality wood cutting boards, this does not become an issue as the wood self heals its grooves, unlike plastic. This is yet another way that wood cutting boards are better than plastic.
On top of this, 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 means that it is one of the strongest yet cost-effective woods on the market which helps the boards to not bend, crack, or warp with age. While you should never put your wood cutting board in a dishwasher, by simply cleaning and maintaining your board regularly, you can help this already sustainable board last far longer and become even more cost-effective guaranteed.
The sustainability of cherry wood can be seen in the ease in which it is grown and how long it takes to mature. Because cherry grows fast and can be mass produced, it is a great option for those looking to not only receive a beautiful, bespoke cutting board that is durable and stunning but also helps the environment as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.