This 18×26 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! Each of our maple butcher blocks are 2” thick which guarantees a long lifespan and the durability needed to withstand daily use without breaking, cracking, chipping, or warping along the way.
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.
Similarly, its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers which means that your butcher blocks won’t just withstand the test of time on its own but will also help to preserve your chef’s knives as well. This, paired with its self healing quality that helps prevent foodborne illness makes it far better than countless lesser boards and blocks both in retail stores and online combined.
On top of this, maple wood is also good for the environment and affordable as well. Maple wood grows easily in countless regions across the country and requires little care to maintain. This makes it good for the ecosystem and also easy to supply which lowers its price. With this said, maple is the perfect material for our butcher blocks and cutting boards and, with the addition of custom handles, this board is sure to last a lifetime with ease.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.