This 14×20 maple wood cutting board is a great board for many cooking and baking tasks. Whether you’re a professional chef in a fast-paced restaurant setting or a home cook looking for a nicer option for basic prep work, our 2” thick maple cutting board is perfect for you. Its thick and durable design makes it able to withstand daily use and potential fall or water damage for years without needing to be replaced. As long as your board is naturally cleaned regularly, you can expect a lifespan that far surpasses other cheaper wood and plastic cutting boards found at retail stores or online.
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. The most common uses for maple wood are hardwood flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, bowling alleys, guitar bodies, gun stocks, car interiors, furniture, and other wood projects such as sculpture, bowl-making, and, of course, cutting boards. This is because maple has a natural luster and beautiful swirling pattern but is also incredibly cost-effective and sustainable.
On the Janka hardness scale, Maple has a rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This makes it perfect for cutting boards as it has the strength and shock absorbency needed for daily use. Maple wood also self heals which allows your board to remain sanitary even after years of use.
The grooves made by your chef’s knives in your cutting board can far too often lead to food contamination and food poisoning. However, with a maple wood cutting board, these grooves repair themselves and prevent food particles from ever getting trapped in the board to begin with.
Maple is also very easy to grow, harvest, and use for countless projects. In fact, it serves as an excellent substitute for many less sustainable wood materials currently on the market. This means that your cutting board isn’t just long-lasting and beautiful but eco-friendly and cost-effective as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.