This 20×36 maple wood cutting board is great for larger tasks in your kitchen and professional restaurants alike. As our largest maple wood cutting board, it still retains our 2” thickness level along with all our other boards making it great for larger kitchens and prep work but still lightweight and easy to store anywhere. This maple board is also incredibly versatile and durable as well meaning it can be used for vegetable prep, meat prep, and even hardcore prep jobs that come with catering or college kitchens as well.
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. The swirling bird’s eye patterns of maple as well as its warm yet neutral tone makes it ideal for all kinds of woodworking projects and great for replacing less sustainable woods in furniture, kitchen cabinets, and countertop jobs as well.
The versatility and sustainability of maple wood means it can be used for hardwood flooring, countertops, kitchen cabinets, gun stock, guitar bodies, bowling alleys, car interiors, construction, and woodworking items like bowls and cutting boards without costing a lot at all. Maple wood’s sustainability makes it one of the most eco-friendly wood materials and also makes it impeccably cost-effective as well.
On top of maple’s ability to grow, be harvested, and be used for projects with ease, maple has a Janka hardness scale rating of 1,450, making it one of the hardest domestic woods on the market. This means that maple wood can withstand daily use and potential fall or water damage without bending, cracking, warping, or drying out for years to come.
Maple wood also self heals which is particularly valuable when it comes to cutting boards since it means that the wood can repair deep grooves made by your kitchen knives without fail. This prevents the risk of food contamination and foodborne illnesses which other cheaper wood and plastic cutting boards tend to lead to.
According to Food Poisoning News, “Deep cuts in the material create the perfect housing environment for bacteria to grow and multiply. Every time food, be it meat, poultry, or produce, is cut, small particles of food are pushed into the crevices of the board’s surface. Inside these crevices, facultative bacteria like Campylobacter and Salmonella enterica have the conditions to grow and multiply.”
However, with a cost-effective, high-quality, and durable maple wood board, none of these issues are present and you can use this board for years without needing a replacement in the slightest.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.