This 20×36 walnut wood butcher block is a great size for a smaller kitchen with smaller countertops. Each of our 2” thick cutting boards and butcher blocks are made with the perfect balance of function and style. The durability and visual appeal of each of these tools is exactly why both professional chefs and home cooks alike adore them for years and years without replacing them whatsoever.
Walnut’s swirling fine grain pattern makes it not only beautiful but incredibly sturdy as well. Walnut wood even keeps your knife stable as it cuts with the direction of the wood fibers. That is why this wood is used most commonly for cabinetry, countertops, veneers, car interiors, guitar bodies, gun stocks, hardwood flooring, furniture, construction, and countless other projects including art and handmade items.
On the Janka hardness scale, Walnut ranks 1,010 lbf or 1,010 Janka. With this said, it is harder than cherry wood but not quite as hard as maple wood. This is why it is used commonly not just for hardwood flooring and construction but for handmade items including cutting boards and butcher blocks. In fact, walnut actually continues to harden even more with age making it a great solution for any kitchen setting. This is also why our boards and blocks can easily handle daily use and potential fall or water damage without drying out, snapping, cracking, chipping, or warping for years.
Walnut wood is also self healing which means it eliminates one of the most common food safety issues associated with cutting boards altogether. Cheaper wood, marble, and plastic butcher blocks acquire deep grooves on their surface that trap food particles and contaminate your food leading to food poisoning and foodborne illness. However, with walnut wood, these grooves repair themselves and thus eliminate this issue.
On top of walnut wood’s durability and visual appeal, walnut wood is also impeccably cost-effective and eco-friendly likewise. The fact that walnut wood can be grown nearly anywhere and with little overhead cost makes it fairly priced while its use in place of less sustainable materials leads to its eco-friendliness. This is why it is perfect for cutting boards as it is sure to be well worth its price in longevity alone. This particular board with the end grain build will last forever.
All dimensions are approximate sizes. It is best to work with the natural characteristics of the wood first and the dimensions second.