This 20×24 maple wood cutting board is great for larger tasks in your kitchen and professional restaurants alike. The 2” thickness of each of our various maple, cherry, and walnut wood butcher blocks and cutting boards makes for both functionality and visual brilliance while the durability of maple specifically means that your board is sure to withstand daily use and potential fall or water damage without warping, cracking, or chipping at all.
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. Maple is best known for its swirling patterns, warm tones, and versatility. This impeccable material can be used for all kinds of projects but is most commonly seen in the form of guitar bodies, gun stocks, hardwood flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, construction, and other woodworking projects such as bowls or, of course, cutting boards and blocks.
One of the main features that makes maple wood so highly sought after in countless industries is its strength and shock absorbency. On the Janka hardness scale, maple has a rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This easily extends the lifespan of your cutting board far surpassing cheaper wood and plastic cutting boards found online and in retail stores. Maple wood also self heals which is particularly valuable when it comes to cutting boards as it increases food safety likewise.
With subpar cutting boards, deep grooves in the board can trap food particles and contaminate future meals prepared on them. According to The Abstract, “Plastic cutting boards, Cliver found, are easier to sanitize. But cutting on them also leaves lots of grooves where bacteria can hide. Wood is tougher to sanitize, but it’s also (often) tougher in general – you won’t find as many deep scratches in the surface.” This is why having a high-quality wood cutting board not only increases the lifespan of your investment but the safety of your kitchen prep as well.
Maple is also highly sustainable as it can be grown, harvested, and used for multiple projects with ease. This low cost production process as well as maple wood’s versatility makes it a great choice for cutting boards and other wood items since it can be used to replace less sustainable woods, can be shaped into nearly anything easily, and is eco-friendly likewise.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.