This beautiful 18×26 cherry wood cutting board will fit great in your kitchen and performs well! All of our cherry wood cutting boards and butcher are 2” thick which makes them perfect both for professional chefs and home cooks alike! The durability and shock absorbance that comes with our 2” thick boards makes them ideal for daily use, potential water and fall damage, and visual display combined.
Cherry is a very warm wood that will darken a bit as it gets more seasoned. The starting color of a cherry wood product is a light salmon color. However, over time, these products begin to mature, harden, and darken. The natural luster and rich color of mature cherry wood makes it not just stunning but ideal for those looking for dark red wood substitutes that are also sustainable and environmentally friendly.
On top of its maturing color, cherry wood is also known for self healing and hardening with age as well. While cherry sapwood is a soft wood prone to damage, the cherry used for our cutting boards is mature and continues to harden even further each and every day. 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.
Cherry wood is also used commonly for hardwood flooring, construction, guitars, gun stocks, drum sets, kitchen cabinets, countertops, and other household items including, of course, butcher blocks and utensils. Because cherry wood grows easily, matures quickly, can be produced rapidly, and does not have much overhead, it serves as one of the most sustainable and cost-effective wood materials on the market.
The lifespan of cherry wood is astonishing if cared for properly. In fact, according to Academy Floor, “The oldest cherry tree ever studied was 258 years in age. The cherry tree is also a very tall tree, with a height that can reach up to 80 feet and a trunk size of 2-3 feet in width.” As such, you can expect a long-lasting, visually stunning, durable, and high quality cutting board guaranteed when choosing any of our excellent cherry cutting boards for your kitchen.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.