Countertop can be stained to desired color and be treated with food safe mineral oil or a food safe lacquer. It can also be easily machined, sanded and maintained to add beauty and value to your home.
Cut or Router your countertop
Fully customize your block to your project and taste — It’s 100% butcher block with no fillers.
Sand to perfection
You block comes pre-sanded with 150 grit paper and can be sanded easily after any cuts have been made.
Choose Your Color
Choose a natural finish or from our Hardwood Reflection Gel Stains to transform the color of your block.
Apply A Finish
Add mineral oil or butcher block oil for a natural finish. Our Hardwood Refections Satin Top Coat is recommended after staining.
Life Long Maintenance
If keeping the natural look, apply conditioner or oil as needed. You can also refinish the block at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I able to Cut this?
Yes, it is very easy to cut any of the Hardwood Reflections Butcher Blocks with your saw of choice. We do however, recommend using a new saw blade.
Are the edges smooth finished or are they rough?
The edges of the the birch, EU alder, and live-edge acacia Hardwood Reflections Butcher Blocks are beautifully made smooth with a 1/8” eased edge. The ash, walnut, Sapele, and beech Hardwood Reflections Butcher Blocks have a 90-degree edge. All of our butcher blocks can be machined or routered to fit your desired edge needs.
Can you use an undermount sink?
Absolutely! An under mount sink works great with any Hardwood Reflections butcher block. Make sure you treat the wood on the interior of where the sink will set with multiple coats of a food safe lacquer.
Is staining and sealing necessary?
YES! We highly recommend sealing your block within 3 days of unpacking it to help keep it looking great for years. Staining will change the color only and is optional depending on your taste. We also recommend our Gel Stain Top Coat as a finish to your stained butcher block. Of course, sealing is not required but very much recommended. If you do not seal the wood, it will possibly dry out and could likely crack. If you seal with an oil finish (tung oil, linseed oil, etc.), periodic maintenance applications of oil (1-2 times a year) will be needed.
Are THese Butcher Blocks completely solid?
All Hardwood Reflections butcher blocks are 100% solid wood. There are no voids or fillers.
Can you cut this for me ?
If you are ordering a Hardwood Reflections butcher block online, we are not able to customize the butcher blocks. However, we have had many customers cut the butcher block to meet their needed size themselves using any saw of choice. If you purchased your butcher block in store, ask the department manager if they provide this service.
Is there a way to repair a dent in my butcher block ?
Are your stains FDA approved for food prep?
No, not at this time. If you want a food-safe sealant we suggest you use mineral oil.