Butcherblock Countertops are perfect for a kitchen that gets a lot of use, as they are sturdy, strong, and resilient. Besides their functionality, the unique patterns in each piece adds unmatched beauty to the rest of the room. When installed and maintained properly, your Butcherblock Countertop can last for decades.
Here at The Vermont Butcherblock Company we pride ourselves in crafting beautiful, high-quality Butcherblock Countertops. We use full-length strips of either Hard Maple, Black Walnut, or Cherry wood, and never use fillers or finger joints.
Due to increased demand and our taking the time to hand craft each item, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Prior to installation, your Butcherblock Countertop will need to be finish sanded with an orbital sander, as well as have your desired finish applied.
|Sanding||Wide-belt sanded to 120 grit|
Grain TypeEdge grain
- 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.®.
We do not recommend using mineral oil
Apply the same amount of finish to all surfaces, sides, and ends of your Butcherblock Countertop
When installing on cabinets, we typically drill ⅝” holes in the top plates of the cabinets and secure the top with screws and fender washers.
Table tops should be attached to bases with sliding brackets.