This is a serious block of Maple. 2.5" thick of New England kiln dried Maple is perfect for your kitchen. Fits in anywhere - slightly smaller and thinner than our others - but the thickest piece of maple we have had come through the shop in a quite some time. This is a heavy piece that could easily double as a serious home protection weapon. Beautiful grain and this maple will make any kitchen that much more light and bright. Finished off with food grade natural mineral oil, beeswax and carnauba wax.