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Checkerboard Butcher Block - Optical Art in Walnut and Maple Wood - Adorn your Counter Top

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This butcher block will certainly be a conversation piece with its checkerboard pattern that is so unusual for a cutting board. This is a piece of optical and functional art which will adorn your counter top for years to come as it is built to be a keepsake. A different view from every angle, this block is sure to wow all your friends and family!

Walnut wood is hard and durable, without being excessively heavy. It has excellent woodworking qualities, and takes finishes well. The wood is light to dark chocolate brown in color with a straight grain in the trunk. Wavy grain is present toward the roots, and walnut stumps are often dug out and used as a source of highly figured veneer. Large burls are common. Walnut solids and veneers show a wide range of figures, including strips, burls, mottles, crotches, curls and butts. European walnut is lighter in color and slightly finer in texture than American black walnut, but otherwise comparable.

Maple is so hard and resistant to shocks that it is often used for bowling alley floors. Its diffused evenly sized pores give the wood a fine texture and even grain. Maple that has a curly grain is often used for violin backs (the pattern formed is known as fiddleback figure). Burls, leaf figure, and birds-eye figures found in maple are used extensively for veneers.

The wood for this groovy butcher block is both locally sourced and sustainably harvested in the Daniel Boone National Forest here in Kentucky. This board also features convenient handles that make transportation easy. A stunning addition to your kitchen.


Approx. Measurements: 19.5 x 13 x 1.5"

Each order includes a free cutting board care kit, which includes cutting board wax, complete care instructions and sandpaper to aid in keeping a smooth surface.*.-~·*’˜¨¯`·¸*¸·`¯¨˜’*·~-.*

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***I know it is weird to get excited about a cutting board...but I do. I love when I get to use it. Apparently I haven't had a decent one for too long. Thank you Kevin for making it and bringing it to me the next day. I'm impressed.

***Superb craftsmanship, truly a work of art. Fast shipping, personal service. Thanks, Kevin!

***Beautiful block, and a pleasure to chop/slice/cut/dice on! Thank you!

Checkerboard Butcher Block - Optical Art in Walnut and Maple Wood - Adorn your Counter Top


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: maple, walnut, FDA approved mineral oil, FDA approved adhesives, Regionally sourced beeswax, end grain cutting board, trippy design, optical illusion
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 77 reviews
  • Favorited by: 27 people