This beautiful 18×24 cherry wood cutting board will fit great in your kitchen and performs well! With a 2” thickness, all of our cherry cutting boards are perfect for both professional and home kitchen settings alike. The durability and shock absorbance of cherry wood is truly unparalleled.
Cherry is a very warm wood that will darken a bit as it gets more seasoned. This means that your cherry cutting board will likely arrive with a light salmon color and then slowly harden and darken its color through the years. At full maturity, cherry wood is a wonderful substitute for various dark red woods that are more expensive and hard to manufacture.
On top of its darkening and maturing, cherry wood also hardens and self heals. This is particularly useful for cutting boards and butcher blocks as you can rest assured knowing your board won’t crack, chip, warp, or be susceptible to foodborne illness based on its structural integrity alone. 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 one of the strongest woods on the market and also showcases exactly why its lifespan can be decades if not centuries.
Cherry wood is most commonly used for kitchen counters, cabinets, furniture, guitars, gun stocks, and other woodworking items and household necessities. According to Chef’s Resource, “With its eye-catching deep red color, cherry wood really stands out from the crowd. This helps to make cherry cutting boards an excellent choice as a gift for the top chef in your family.”
Cherry wood is also sustainable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly likewise. This means that not only is cherry wood easy to produce and manufacture but the cost and lifespan on this material is immaculate as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.