This beautiful 16×20 cherry wood cutting board will fit great in your kitchen and performs well! Each of our cherry wood cutting boards and butcher blocks are 2” thick making them incredibly sturdy as well. This is not only the average size for a home cutting board but makes it great for commercial kitchen usage as well. Experience professional kitchen quality at home or invest in a long-lasting cutting board for your restaurant with ease.
Cherry is a very warm wood that will darken a bit as it gets more seasoned. While your cherry wood cutting board will likely be a soft salmon color at first, the richer and more lustrous red color that comes with cherry wood’s aging process will begin to appear in less than a year’s time. Not only will this color mean that your board will continue to become more visually appealing but your board will also strengthen and self heal as well.
The average 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. As the cherry wood ages, this hardness rating actually benefits and any scores made by your knives from cutting meat and vegetables will also heal themselves as well. This prevents food poisoning and foodborne illness from trapped food particles in your cutting board as well.
Cherry is also considered one of the best hardwood flooring materials because of its water resistant and shock absorbent nature. It is also a sustainable wood material and this makes it cost-effective, easy to manufacture, and perfect for form and function all at once. This benefits your cutting board as it can be cleaned in your sink and dropped without warping or cracking. While we don’t recommend you wash your cutting board in the dishwasher, our cherry boards are sustainable, cost-effective, shock absorbent, and easy to maintain and use for years both commercially and in your own home kitchen alike.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.