Unfinished Black Walnut Butcherblock Countertop
Butcher block countertop made from Black Walnut hardwood
The Vermont Butcherblock Company is a small workshop that makes a few butcher block countertops each week, unlike factory millshops that churn out more in a day than we make in a month! We do not glue random leftover pieces of wood together to make longer strips in order to save money. Instead, we take the time to hand select each piece of wood, giving you grain patterns that best complement each other. Because of our attention to every detail, Vermont Butcherblock Company tops are some of the best looking and highest quality available.
Current lead times (Summer/Fall 2021) for hand making these items is 8 weeks. Please allow an additional 1 - 2 weeks for delivery.
Please read this important information before ordering unfinished butcher block countertops.
Your Butcherblock Countertop will arrive "unfinished" - meaning no finish has been applied to protect the wood from damage or moisture, and it has been sanded to 120 grit only. Prior to installation, your Butcherblock Countertop will need to be finish sanded to at least 220 grit with an orbital sander, as well as have your desired finish applied. You will need to either do this yourself or have someone do it for you.
|Sanding||Wide-belt sanded to 120 grit|
- The narrower side of a length of wood that is cut so one side is wider than the other
- The surface shows more of a straight line grain pattern
- When single strips of wood are used, the grain runs the entire length of the Butcherblock, providing a consistent pattern
- Looks more like a "traditional" butcher block, with 1.5" wide strips of wood
- Also referred to as "Plank".
- This is the wider side of a length of wood that is cut so one side is wider than the other
- The surface has a wide grain pattern and shows naturally occurring swirls and/or ovals in the wood
- Looks more like a tabletop, with 4" - 6" wide wood planks
Unfinished wood will check, crack, and/or "cup" due to moisture moving in and out of the wood. This occurs during changes in seasons as well as changes in humidity levels. To avoid these issues use a high quality, long lasting and durable penetrating oil finish. Click on the appropriate link below for instructions on finishing your Butcherblock Countertop with one of these recommended lines of finishes from Sutherland Welles Ltd.®.
Wedo not recommend using mineral oil
Apply the same amount of finish to all surfaces, sides, and ends of your Butcherblock Countertop
Check out our YouTube video on how to install our Butcherblock Countertops.