This 14 x 20 end grain butcher block is going to look so fresh in your kitchen and will certainly be able to keep up with all of your kitchen endeavors! With a 2” thickness, each of our butcher blocks are guaranteed to be able to handle years of daily use either in a home kitchen or commercial kitchen setting without damaging your knives or the wood in the slightest. The 20 inch length will fit great over your kitchen sink to slice and dice up what you need.
Cherry wood starts as a salmon pink tone and continues to transform into a rich red color with age. This means that your beautiful butcher block will only continue to become richer in tone with time and will also harden further with age as well. That’s why it is considered one of the best woods for hardwood flooring, guitar bodies, gun stocks, car interiors, drum sets, furniture, cabinetry, furniture, countertops, veneers, and other handmade items including, of course, cutting boards and butcher blocks.
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 makes it naturally strong and durable which is why it functions as a great cutting board material. Each of our cutting boards and butcher blocks are made to withstand daily use and fall or water damage without warping, cracking, chipping, or drying out over time. Furthermore, its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers.
On top of its immense strength, cherry wood is also self healing which is particularly useful for professional chefs and home cooks looking for a food safe cutting option. Unlike cheaper retail store cutting boards that fall prey to knife scores which trap food particles and contaminate your food, cherry wood heals these scores on the surface and prevents foodborne illness and poisoning because of it.
Lastly, cherry wood is one of the top five most sustainable woods because it can be grown easily and can be used for countless projects. Its rapid growth and lack of environmental impact makes it wonderful for the environment while its excessive supply makes it relatively cheap as well. This is why it serves as one of the best woods for the kitchen with ease.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.