This 16×24 maple wood cutting board is great for larger tasks in your kitchen and professional restaurants alike. If you have a larger family or plan on doing large prep work jobs, this cutting board is a great option. For catering businesses and restaurant settings, this 2” thick board is guaranteed to hold its own and look beautiful while doing it.
Maple is a very bright and clean wood that has tremendous strength as a cutting board. It will remain stable and not tint with use. Its natural luster and swirling pattern makes it incredibly beautiful and perfect for any kitchen decor. This paired with its durability and shock absorbency makes it one of the best cutting board woods for restaurant and home kitchen settings combined.
On the Janka hardness rating scale, maple sits incredibly at 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. It is also self healing which means that any knife grooves made on your board will repair themselves over time. This means that your cutting board can handle daily use and potential fall or water damage with ease for years to come. It also means that food particles can’t become trapped in your board’s knife grooves. This prevents food contamination and food poisoning making your kitchen far safer and cleaner.
Maple wood is most commonly used for guitar bodies, bowling alleys, kitchen cabinets, hardwood flooring, construction, furniture, gun stocks, and handmade items like cutting boards and bowls. This is because maple wood is incredibly strong but also highly sustainable.
Because maple wood can grow rapidly, be harvested with ease, and be used for all kinds of wood projects, it is in high demand and cost-effective because of it. It can also be used in place of less sustainable wood materials and can be stained to match all kinds of other woods on the market. This means that not only is your cutting board strong and long-lasting but it’s eco-friendly and cost-effective likewise.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.