This 18×20 end grain 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! The 2” thickness of this visually stunning butcher block makes it perfect for any home or commercial kitchen as it is not only stylish but functional and long-lasting likewise.
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. Furthermore, its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. This is why our butcher blocks last for years and also help professional chefs and home cooks alike keep their chef’s knives and other kitchen tools for far longer as well.
Not to mention the fact that maple wood is also self healing which only continues to add to its allure for butcher blocks. While lower quality retail or online butcher blocks tend to acquire knife score marks on their surface that trap food particles and contaminate food, maple wood heals these marks and prevents foodborne illness and food poisoning because of it. This makes these blocks far safer with ease.
Maple wood is also eco-friendly and great for those on a budget as well. This is because maple wood can be grown in nearly any climate and these trees grow rapidly as well. This makes them wonderful additions to our ecosystem and perfect for countless industries. This is also why maple is a perfect choice not just for its strength and natural luster but its impact on our world and your wallet likewise.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.