Vermont Maple. Those two words trigger fond memories for most people - the sweet taste of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup drizzled over hot pancakes on a cold winter morning, and the vibrant reds and yellows of Vermonts legendary Fall Foliage. These memories last a lifetime, just like our butcherblock countertops made from Hard Maple wood harvested from the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Sturdy, strong, and resilient, our Maple Butcherblock is a true Vermont product. The wood comes from Maple trees grown in Vermont, which are then logged and trucked by Vermonters to Vermont mills. Once dried, the wood comes to our shop in South Burlington where it is custom fabricated for you by Vermont Craftsmen. When installed and maintained properly your Vermont Butcherblock Countertop can last for decades.
Years from now, hearing the words "Vermont Maple" will still trigger memories of the sweet taste of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup drizzled over hot pancakes...only this time it will include memories of when you were sharing it with friends and family around your Vermont Maple Butcherblock countertop.
Current lead times (Summer/Fall 2021) for hand making these items is 8 weeks. Please allow an additional 1 - 2 weeks for delivery.
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|
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
Check out our YouTube video on how to install our Butcherblock Countertops.