This 16×20 cherry end grain, or butcher block wood cutting board is built like your grandma’s thanksgiving turkey- pretty and made with love! Each of our butcher blocks are 2” thick which ensures that they can handle daily use for years to come without becoming damaged at all. This structural integrity is guaranteed to be unparalleled by countless other blocks and boards on the market.
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 these qualities in mind, it’s clear to see why these blocks and boards can handle daily use for years as well as potential fall or water damage without cracking, chipping, warping, or drying out in the process.
On top of this, cherry wood also has self healing qualities that help it to outperform lesser cutting boards on the market. With low quality wood, marble, and plastic boards, knife scores accumulate on the surface that trap food particles and contaminate your food leading to food poisoning and foodborne illness. However, with cherry wood, these scores heal on their own thus preventing these unsafe situations from ever occurring.
Finally, cherry wood is also sustainable and fairly priced due to its ease of growth, rapidness of growth, and lack of environmental impact. This is why cherry wood remains one of the top five most eco-friendly woods on the market and is also why it is used for so many industries including cutting boards and butcher blocks. Its long lifespan, durability, beauty, and cost-effectiveness truly are unparalleled.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.