This 14×26 cherry end grain, or butcher block wood cutting board is built like your grandma’s thanksgiving turkey- pretty and made with love! The 2” thickness of our various cutting boards and butcher blocks ensures that they are capable of daily use for years no matter what prep work is needed without becoming damaged or unusable whatsoever.
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. This is also why our butcher blocks can easily handle daily use and potential fall or water damage for years without drying out, warping, cracking, chipping, or bending in the process.
Also, cherry wood is self healing which is highly valuable for cutting boards and butcher blocks specifically. While low quality wood, plastic, and marble butcher blocks acquire knife scores that trap food particles and contaminate your food, cherry wood repairs these scores on its own and eliminates the risk of foodborne illness and food poisoning entirely. Its end grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers.
On top of its sturdiness and visual appeal, cherry wood is also easy to grow and use for countless projects. It can even be used in place of countless other materials. This is why it is considered one of the top five most eco-friendly woods and also why it is fairly priced likewise. Its demand may be high but it can supply this with ease which lowers its cost making it a viable and versatile wood for nearly every item imaginable.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.