Construction Methods

Butcher block is typically made of straight cuts of wood of random lengths turned up on end width wise and glued together to make a slab. 

Similar to Butcher Block, the difference of Straight Plank is the boards are not random lengths, but one full length (up to 10 feet) with no joints. 

End grain butcher block countertops  add warmth and beauty to any kitchen. They are extremely durable and gentle on knife blades, making them safe for daily food preparation. These wood countertops are constructed using square blocks with the end grain facing up. 

Finish Options

A quality butcher block finish needs to be resilient and tough against damage and wear. It should be able to resist moisture, heat, chemicals, and damage from kitchen utensils. Butcher block materials come in different shapes, qualities, sizes, and options for you to choose from. When looking for the best butcher finish, it is advisable to consider the most durable and attractive option, but also consider what you are using your for. 

Food Safe Mineral Oil

Our food-safe mineral oil finish is used to preserve a wood top that will be used in the kitchen, or if your are aiming for a natural look without stain. The FDA-approved oil we use, unlike vegetable oil, will not become rancid over time. Mineral oil never dries; but it is soaked into objects that it comes in contact with, therefore, it is important to remember to oil these tops frequently - at least monthly - to keep the wood from cracking and splitting. this finish gives a dry, natural look to the wood.

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Hard Finish 

Although we love the look and color of natural wood, we do have standard and custom stain options available. Some woods are more conducive to staining than others. Maple does not take stain very well, where Ash takes it wonderfully. A Hard Finish is a multilayered protective coating that is the most durable option we offer. It will stand up to cleaning with chemicals as where as high traffic use. This option can also be chosen with a Natural Finish that basically does not add any color, but preserves the natural look of the wood. 

Rubio Monocoat

This durable, easy-to-apply, finish was first designed for wood flooring, but made a huge impact in the countertop industry, due to its superb durability and simple application process. It is also classified as safe to come in contact with food.

Wood Species

Domestic

One of the most enjoyed American hardwoods for its fine-yet-open grain, unique patterns, and bold dark color. Walnut is easy to cut, shape and sand, and the wood takes on an amazing look with a clear finish."

A desireable combo of nearly-white color with ultra-tight grain. The wood is well known for its durability and strength, which is why you'll find it used for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. Expect a smooth texture and a natural luster that's somewhat difficult to work due its hardness. But nothing else compares when you need the durability and appearance of hard maple.

This delightful wood needs your attention. Expect an awesome open grain with sweeping cathedral patterns and a nice near-white color that's consistent throughout. It's strong and durable - which is why you'll see it used in custom furniture, flooring, baseball bats, and also musical instruments.

A soft, relatively low-strength, straight-grained, even-textured wood. Works well with hand and machine tools, but sharp cutting edges need to be maintained to prevent tearing the grain. The wood is rarely wider than 6 due to the small size of the trees.

Extremely tough and resilient with the rustic charm of color variety and open grain. Don't be fooled, hickory can be difficult to manipulate by hand, but it looks wonderful when finished.

Cherry has no rivals that are as easy to work, fine textured, strong and regal in color. It's highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Cherry's color ages to a richer, rusty red brown with any clear finish.

Exotic

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Our Exotic woods are sourced from all over the world. They are hand selected from premium kiln dried lumber to ensure that you get the best quality wood in your home. 

Beech

A moderately hard, straight-grained, even-textured wood with great strength properties. Works well with hand and machine tools.

Canarywood

Canarywood is a uniquely beautiful wood that parades a prism of natural colors from bright yellow, orange, red and purple. The wood is easy enough to work with hand and power tools, and it’s medium-fine texture lets you give your project a perfectly smooth finish.

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Mahogany (African)

Its color, texture and grain give it a very close resemblance to classic Honduras Mahogany. Relatively hard and works well aside from the woolly surfaces that sanding produces; highly lustrous and polishes well; very durable wood.

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Purple Heart

Grain usually straight often with a fine curly figure. Fine texture. Moderately hard to work but takes a glossy, lustrous finish. Lacquer finish will best preserve the color. Also called Amaranth or purpleheart.

Iroko offers superb weathering properties and a wonderful earthy burnished-brown color. Consider it the best alternative to high-priced teak. Medium to coarse texture with an interlocking grain that often produces interesting patterns. Open pores could be filled for a smooth finish, or left alone for a natural texture. Expect the wood to work easily with both power and hand tools.

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Guess where this wood got its name? Zebrawood has a medium to coarse texture and a wavy or interlocked grain pattern. The alternating hard and soft material creates working difficulties, but Zebrawood takes a clear finish without issue.

Finish Options

A quality butcher block finish needs to be resilient and tough against damage and wear. It should be able to resist moisture, heat, chemicals, and damage from kitchen utensils. Butcher block materials come in different shapes, qualities, sizes, and options for you to choose from. When looking for the best butcher finish, it is advisable to consider the most durable and attractive option, but also consider what you are using your for. 

Food Safe Mineral Oil

Our food-safe mineral oil finish is used to preserve a wood top that will be used in the kitchen, or if your are aiming for a natural look without stain. The FDA-approved oil we use, unlike vegetable oil, will not become rancid over time. Mineral oil never dries; but it is soaked into objects that it comes in contact with, therefore, it is important to remember to oil these tops frequently - at least monthly - to keep the wood from cracking and splitting. this finish gives a dry, natural look to the wood.

Walnut top Oil Finish 1.jpg

Hard Finish 

Although we love the look and color of natural wood, we do have standard and custom stain options available. Some woods are more conducive to staining than others. Maple does not take stain very well, where Ash takes it wonderfully. A Hard Finish is a multilayered protective coating that is the most durable option we offer. It will stand up to cleaning with chemicals as where as high traffic use. This option can also be chosen with a Natural Finish that basically does not add any color, but preserves the natural look of the wood. 

Rubio Monocoat

This durable, easy-to-apply, finish was first designed for wood flooring, but made a huge impact in the countertop industry, due to its superb durability and simple application process. It is also classified as safe to come in contact with food.

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