This wood cutting board has a great size and feel to it. You won’t be disappointed with the quality and build of this particular kitchen tool. Our 2” thick cherry butcher blocks are built for longevity and are just as structurally sound and durable as they are beautiful and rich in tone.
Cherry has a very warm and natural glow that will darken and season with each use. 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. Its end grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. With all of this said, it’s clear to see why our butcher blocks can handle daily use for years and potential fall or water damage without bending, cracking, warping, drying out, our chipping along the way.
Furthermore, cherry wood also self heals which makes it ideal for cutting board and butcher block production. The reason for this is that lesser wood, plastic, and marble boards acquire knife scores on their surface over time which trap food particles and contaminate your food. However, with cherry wood, these scores heal themselves and prevent food poisoning and foodborne illness from ever being an issue.
On top of its strength and long lifespan, cherry wood also happens to be one of the top five most sustainable woods on the market as well. This is because this wood grows quickly and with little to no environmental impact. This is also why cherry wood is cost-effective as well. This wood isn’t just beautiful and strong but fairly priced and good for 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.