While you can make a butcher block out of any wood really (except toxic woods, duh), hard maple, cherry, and walnut have been industry standards for years for cutting boards and butcher blocks. They are hard enough to withstand the abuse of being a cutting board, but not so hard that it will damage or dull down your expensive knives. Since they are non-toxic, they're okay for contact with food. Not to mention, they're also very attractive woods, with a nice grain texture, allowing your sweet little beefcake to tow the line between beauty and function… and as the potential new owner of one of these, you need to be sensitive to the fact that on a daily basis your little beefcake struggles with a very intense identity crises, unsure of whether it is supposed to be a brawny butcher block, or very attractive decorative piece for your kitchen, it is often very anxious and irritable. Like a confused pre-teen trying to impress a crush, it may flip flop on a dime trying to be all things you want it to be, just minus the acne.
But in all seriousness, just a very attractive, high-quality butcher block here.
Now go on a get one, you know you want it!
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