This 12×24 end grain butcher block is a great size for all your cooking and kitchen tasks. It has a great balance and feel that will get you on par even with Chef Gordon Ramsay! On top of its beauty, the 2” thickness of this butcher block means that it is also functional as well and capable of lasting for years in both home and commercial settings.
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. Cherry wood is also great for your chef’s knives as well. Its grain pattern keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. This ensures not only the longevity of your butcher block but your chef tools as well.
Maple wood is also self healing and cost-effective likewise. Because it grows easily, it can be used for all kinds of projects and this lowers its overall cost. This is also why it is considered one of the most eco-friendly woods out there as well.
Meanwhile, its ability to repair itself allows it to eliminate the risk of foodborne illness and food poisoning too because it repairs knife scores made on the blocks surface which, in the case of lower quality blocks, would lead to food contamination without fail. This is why this wood is not just a great choice for handmade items but for kitchen items specifically as it stays safer longer when cared for properly.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.