This 20×30 cherry end grain, or butcher block wood cutting board is built like your grandma’s thanksgiving turkey- pretty and made with love! Each of our 2” thick cutting boards and butcher blocks are durable, shock absorbent, and have a lifespan sure to outlast countless other cheaper wood, marble, and plastic blocks on the market.
Cherry has a very warm and natural glow that will darken and season with each use. This means that your beautiful butcher block will only continue to become richer in tone with time and will also harden further with age as well. That’s why it is considered one of the best woods for hardwood flooring, guitar bodies, gun stocks, car interiors, drum sets, furniture, cabinetry, furniture, countertops, veneers, and other handmade items including, of course, cutting boards and butcher blocks.
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. It’s also why this material makes wonderful butcher blocks as well. These handmade blocks can handle daily use and water or fall damage for decades without warping, drying out, cracking or chipping at all. Furthermore, its end grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers which helps your chef’s knives to last longer as well.
To pair with its immense strength, cherry wood is also self healing which helps it to be a far safer and longer lasting material as well. In the kitchen, low quality cutting boards usually wind up with countless deep knife scores over time which trap food particles and contaminate your food. However, with cherry wood, these deep grooves heal on their own which protects you and your family or clients from food poisoning and foodborne illness without fail.
Finally, cherry wood is also sustainable and eco-friendly. Because cherry wood can be grown and manufactured with little cost or environmental impact, it is not only a cheaper solution to less sustainable materials but a greener one as well. This makes it not only strong and beautiful but environmentally friendly and cost-effective as well.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.