This 18×20 maple wood cutting board is great for larger tasks in your kitchen and professional restaurants alike. Whether you’re performing daily prep work in a fast-paced kitchen setting or simply cutting up some produce and meat for your lunches and dinners, this high-quality, custom cutting board is sure to impress.
With its 2” thickness and impeccable strength, your board will easily be able to withstand all kinds of potential fall and water damage as well as daily use for years to come.
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 stunning swirl patterns make it a visually appealing wood material and, with its shock absorbent and strong composition, it is truly a star in both style and function. Maple wood has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. It also self heals which is yet another way that maple is a great material for cutting boards and butcher blocks.
The hardness level of maple means that it has a far longer lifespan than that of other cheaper wood and plastic cutting boards on the market. Maple’s self healing nature is particularly useful as it prevents food particles from becoming trapped in knife grooves on your cutting board. By repairing these knife grooves, the food never gets caught in your board and thus eliminates food contamination and food poisoning altogether.
Maple is most commonly used for kitchen cabinets, hardwood flooring, countertops, guitar bodies, gun stocks, furniture, construction, bowling alleys, and other wood items such as sculptures, bowls, and cutting boards. This is because maple wood is incredibly cost-effective, serves as a great alternative to countless other less sustainable woods on the market, and has a beautiful natural appearance.
The fact that maple trees grow easily, can be manufactured with little cost or effort, and can be used for nearly every project makes it highly eco-friendly and affordable which is why it remains one of the best woods for longevity, style, durability, and cost-effectiveness combined.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.