Finish Treatment

The Vermont Butcherblock Company - Black Walnut Rounded Corner Countertop with hand rubbed tung oil finish


We offer two finishing options:

1. Unfinished

  • Requires finish sanding with orbital sander before applying your finish of choice

2. Low Lustre Hand-rubbed Tung Oil

If you order a custom butcherblock from us your countertop can come finished with at least 3 coats of Low Lustre Polymerized Tung Oil made by Sutherland Welles Ltd.®, another great Vermont company located in North Hyde Park. Tung Oil is a non-edible nut oil, and once it is cured it is considered inert. It won’t leach out of the wood and cannot be re-liquified, thus considered to be food safe for contact exposure. The Tung Oil used by Sutherland Welles Ltd.® comes from nuts off sustainable plantation grown Tung trees. This finish is both environmental and finisher friendly. This finish will require occasionally reapplication in order to ensure its functionality.

For a full guide on properly maintaining a food-grade surface with this finish please visit this link on the company's website.