This 16×20 end grain maple wood butcher block is a great size for all your cooking and kitchen tasks. It has a great balance and feel that will get you on par even with Chef Gordon Ramsay! Each of our butcher blocks are 2” thick making them not only beautiful and neutral in tone but durable and long-lasting as well.
Maple wood’s neutral tone and straight grain pattern makes it a wonderful solution for countless wood projects including hardwood flooring, car interiors, guitar bodies, drum sets, gun stocks, art, cabinetry, furniture, construction, and other wooden handmade items such as bowls and butcher blocks. It can even be used in place of countless less sustainable materials with a bit of paint or stain alone.
Maple wood has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This means it can withstand potential fall or water damage as well as daily use without bending, warping, cracking, or chipping. Its end grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. This guarantees that not only will your butcher block last for years but so will your chef’s knives and other kitchen tools used on your block.
Furthermore, maple wood also has self healing qualities that help to make it last longer and safer likewise. Lower quality retail and online boards made of wood and plastic easily accumulate deep grooves on their surface from daily use. These grooves trap food particles that contaminate food and lead to food poisoning and foodborne illness. However, maple wood eliminates this issue by healing these grooves before the food particles are ever trapped.
Finally, maple wood is also environmentally friendly and affordable because it grows easily and can be used for all kinds of industries. This means it helps out our atmosphere by emitting oxygen and also grows in such abundance that the price is worth its quality.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.