Our approach to butcher block
Here at the Vermont Butcherblock Company, we believe that the wood we use to craft your countertop retains the heart and soul of the living trees they came from, unlike stone or plastics. Each countertop retains the beauty of the nature it grew up in and brings that natural beauty into your home, continuing to live and evolve, creating lasting memories with each small dent or ding.
Our Butcherblock is made in a small shop - not a factory - that is nestled between the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain and the amazing vista of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Our small size allows us to take the time to pay attention to detail and provide you with the highest quality product available. We do this by employing incredibly talented craftsmen, paying strict attention to every detail, and starting with high-quality wood every time.
Each piece of wood is hand selected for its color and character before being crafted to your exact specifications.
We only use full length strips of wood - never the small segmented pieces often seen in lower quality butcherblock.
We do not use filler to make up for blemishes or gaps - we find you a better piece of wood.
While we can make Butcherblock out of any species of wood, we love nothing more than the look of solid Hard Maple responsibly harvested from within Vermont - the Green Mountain State. These are the same trees that provide the delicious Vermont Maple Syrup our state is famous for, as well as contribute to our vibrant fall foliage and the beautiful rolling green hills that are the backdrop of our state's working landscape.
Our Maple Butcherblock is a true Vermont product. The wood is
- harvested from Maple Trees grown in Vermont
- logged and trucked by Vermonters
- milled in Vermont owned mills
- dried in Vermont kilns
- built by Vermont Craftsman
Check out this 2019 video from Cabot Creamery, the Vermont Wood Works Council, and the Vermont Forest Industry Network to thank the people and businesses in Vermont who steward and care for our forests, and the craftspeople who turn our trees into products we use and cherish for a lifetime.