The ample size of this 14×24 walnut wood butcher block is designed to be a showstopper! The gorgeous characteristics of walnut are really showcased with the structure of this board. It’s 2” thickness makes it ideal for daily use as it is not only beautiful and high-quality but durable and shock absorbent likewise.
Walnut’s swirling fine grain pattern makes it not only beautiful but incredibly sturdy as well. That is why this wood is used most commonly for cabinetry, countertops, veneers, car interiors, guitar bodies, gun stocks, hardwood flooring, furniture, construction, and countless other projects including art and handmade items.
On the Janka hardness scale, Walnut ranks 1,010 lbf or 1,010 Janka. With this said, it is harder than cherry wood but not quite as hard as maple wood. In fact, walnut wood actually hardens even further over time which means that walnut wood only gets better with age. It also means that you can rest assured that your butcher block is able to withstand the test of time and potential water or fall damage without breaking, cracking, chipping, drying out, or warping in the meantime.
On top of this, walnut wood is also self healing which is perfect for butcher blocks and cutting boards specifically. Butcher blocks are designed for the serious chef who wants a wood cutting board that will last forever. With cheaper wood, plastic, or marble cutting boards and blocks, deep grooves tend to form on the surface which trap food particles and contaminate food. However, with walnut, these grooves repair themselves which means no foodborne illnesses or food poisoning ever occurs.
Walnut wood is also incredibly eco-friendly and fairly priced likewise. In order to grow walnut wood, it takes very little overhead cost and this wood can be used for all kinds of industries. It can even be used in place of other woods that are less sustainable. This makes our cutting boards and butcher blocks not just stunning and durable but cost-effective and highly sustainable likewise.
Add handles to this board and you’ve got one serious kitchen tool that will keep up with you for a lifetime!
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.