This 20×36 end grain maple wood 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 2” thick butcher blocks are durable, have an immense lifespan, and are visually stunning which is why they not only are stylish but functional as well.
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. This is also why it is a great material for our butcher blocks and cutting boards. Not only do these boards last a lifetime but they also help preserve your chef’s knives as well as its grain pattern also keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers.
Furthermore, maple wood is also self healing. This means that unlike cheap wood, marble, and plastic cutting boards, this material repairs knife scores on its surface. These scores typically trap food particles and contaminate your food leading to food poisoning and foodborne illness. However, without the marks, your board lasts longer and is far safer.
Lastly, maple wood is also eco-friendly and cost-effective. This is because maple wood grows rapidly and easily. The supply matches the demand and it doesn’t affect the environment in doing so. This only adds to the many reasons why this wood is perfect for a professional butcher block without fail.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.