Published at Monday, April 02nd, 2018 - 20:40:06 PM. Kitchen Island. By Lucija Bališ.
Excerpt from Butcher Block Countertops - How to Build a Butcher Block Top :
In kitchens that combine stone and butcher block countertops, homeowners usually want to do some cutting on the wood surface, so they want the oil finish. If you only want it for looks, then go with the varnique. Several companies offer butcher block countertops in many wood species, at different price points. Hard maple (also known as sugar maple) is the best choice for cutting because it has the tightest grain and is the hardest of the appropriate woods. Lower grades of maple include western maple, soft maple, and Chinese maple. These are all softwoods and they're not good surfaces that will take a lot of abuse.
How to Build a Butcher Block Top. Cherry and walnut are softer than hard maple but very pretty and more expensive. Red oak is a very rough and grainy option but is one of the least expensive choices for wood countertops. It might appear that some companies are practically giving away their butcher block countertops. This is because they finger joint random scraps of whatever wood they have and call it a butcher block. Mixed finger-jointed woods can have serious issues in time and you should stay away from them. So don't be like most people who just look at the price.
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the CECLL website that is not CECLL’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does CECLL claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.