This 18×18 cherry end grain, or butcher block wood cutting board is built like your grandma’s thanksgiving turkey- pretty and made with love! All of our 2” thick cherry butcher blocks are guaranteed to be durable and shock absorbent which is why we ensure cost-effectiveness and longevity with every product we make.
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 grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. With this said, it’s clear to see why these boards and blocks can handle daily use for use as well as fall or water damage without breaking, cracking, chipping, drying out, or warping at all.
Another highlight of cherry wood is its self-healing nature. This quality means that cherry wood doesn’t become susceptible to food contamination like other lesser boards do because it heals the deep grooves that appear on its surface from frequent use. By doing this, food particles can’t become trapped in the surface and, therefore, food poisoning is no longer a concern.
On top of its impeccable strength and beauty, cherry wood also happens to be one of the top five most eco-friendly woods out there and incredibly cost-effective as well. For its strength, this wood is somehow impeccably cheap and easy to find and it also grows far quicker than other similar woods. This is what makes it so useful for any project including our beautiful handmade blocks and boards.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.