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7 Most Asked Questions About Butcher Block Countertops

7 Most Asked Questions About Butcher Block Countertops

If you’re considering butcher block countertops for your kitchen or dining room, chances are you have a lot of questions. From how durable they are to what their maintenance requirements are – It feels like there is a lot to know. But don’t worry! We’ve compiled the top 7 most asked questions about butcher block countertops and hope this post will answer those pesky little nagging doubts.

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FINISHING TUTORIALS

How to Make a Butcher Block Countertop Food Safe

Use these tips to make your countertop food safe in the kitchen. This easy to follow guide will ensure the life of the butcher block.

Creating a Cottage-Casual Kitchen for Your Home

Creating a Cottage-Casual Kitchen for Your Home

Creating a perfect space means you know what your space needs and what you want to get out of your space. Collecting inspiration for the space can take weeks and even months to feel confident in knowing that you’re going to love the end result. 

Step by Step Guide to Finishing Your Butcher Block

Step by Step Guide to Finishing Your Butcher Block

Be sure you are ready to finish your butcher block within 48 hours of removing the shrink wrap. Why you ask??? Unfinished wood likes to adapt to its environment. This means if you’re in a humid climate, the wood will absorb moisture causing it to swell and potentially crack or warp.

Creating a Cottage-Casual Kitchen for Your Home

Creating a Cottage-Casual Kitchen for Your Home

Creating a perfect space means you know what your space needs and what you want to get out of your space. Collecting inspiration for the space can take weeks and even months to feel confident in knowing that you’re going to love the end result. 

Step by Step Guide to Finishing Your Butcher Block

Step by Step Guide to Finishing Your Butcher Block

Be sure you are ready to finish your butcher block within 48 hours of removing the shrink wrap. Why you ask??? Unfinished wood likes to adapt to its environment. This means if you’re in a humid climate, the wood will absorb moisture causing it to swell and potentially crack or warp.

How to Choose the Right Wood for Your Kitchen Countertops

Butcher block is an affordable countertop material known for its functionality and warmth. Maintain them regularly and butcher block countertops will age gracefully. Because of this, butcher block is a popular choice for kitchen remodels as the material is durable, versatile, and can double as both a chopping surface and a serving table.

Easy Tutorial: Using Hevea Chevron for DIY Desks and Benches

Easy Tutorial: Using Hevea Chevron for DIY Desks and Benches

We love seeing how projects come together with our butcher block products across the USA and Canada. Here’s one of many that we look forward to publishing from designer and reno expert Melissa and her small team at Cottage and Key Homes. 

DIY Butcher Block Award Winners Announced

DIY Butcher Block Award Winners Announced

Check out the 2020 DIY Butcher Block Award Finalists! Congrats to everyone who started their butcher block project this year and another high five for those who got it finished. Now to congratulate our Winners as voted on by fans, customers, staff, and butcher block lovers alike. 

CUTTING YOUR BUTCHER BLOCK – Crosscut, Rip-Cut & Miter Cut

CUTTING YOUR BUTCHER BLOCK – Crosscut, Rip-Cut & Miter Cut

Here’s a tutorial to help you confidently cut the board even if it’s your first DIY project! Our 100% hardwood butcher block makes it easy to trim or cut the board to size for any room’s custom countertop project. Be sure to practice safe tool handling and clear your work space for a smooth project.

Vote For 2020 DIY Butcher Block Award Winners

Vote For 2020 DIY Butcher Block Award Winners

The entries for our very first Hardwood Reflections Butcher Block DIY PROJECT AWARDS have been collected and we are excited to show them to you! Voting is taking place on Facebook and the Project will receive one vote for each “reaction” like a LIKE. We can’t wait to crown our winners on January 10!

Top 6 Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

Top 6 Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

Known as the heart of the home, your kitchen is one of the most visited areas in your house. If the end of 2020 has you feeling inspired to change things up a bit, here are 6 design trends that should be on your radar for 2021:

Is Wood Naturally Antibacterial? 

Is Wood Naturally Antibacterial? 

Many of us have been led to believe that plastic is the most hygienic option for our kitchens. However, when compared to wood surfaces, you may be surprised to learn that some of your assumptions have been disproven! Read below to learn why wood is indeed naturally antibacterial and how you can make the switch in your kitchen.

Nine Work From Home Desk Ideas & Design Inspirations

Nine Work From Home Desk Ideas & Design Inspirations

​The spring of 2020 will forever be remembered. When things came to a stand still many of us were sent home to work and didn’t have a dedicated room to call an office. We made do and found a corner, an old desk or an extra table. Eight months later and that not-much-of-an-office space is still being used heavily. The table doesn’t have any storage and the mountains of paperwork are becoming landmines.

Tips for DIY Live Edge Countertop Projects

Tips for DIY Live Edge Countertop Projects

Live edge wood countertops offer a unique and organic element to your space. The term ‘live edge’ refers to an unsawn edge that reveals the natural characteristics of the lumber. Live edge countertops have grown in popularity due to the warmth and beauty of natural wood. Rich color tones, knots, and exciting texture inspires an exciting design within your space.

New Countertops by Thanksgiving: How to DIY in the Kitchen

New Countertops by Thanksgiving: How to DIY in the Kitchen

So you’ve decided that you want to install butcher block countertops by Thanksgiving… Congratulations! Whether you’ve been contemplating your decision for months or were suddenly inspired after a late-night Pinterest session, making the decision to move forward with a DIY kitchen renovation is always an exciting step. 

DIY Sink Install with Butcher Block Countertops

DIY Sink Install with Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops are strong, durable, and easy to install in your kitchen. If you’re looking to update your cooking space but are unsure of how to install butcher block countertops around your sink, you’ll find an easy step-by-step guide in this article:

5 Creative Uses for Butcher Block

5 Creative Uses for Butcher Block

Butcher block is a popular material to use in the kitchen. However, we wanted to share some creative uses for our favorite material to inspire you to use butcher block for your DIY projects that go beyond the kitchen.

Design Trends: Why We’re Loving Wood-on-Wood (on-Wood!)

Design Trends: Why We’re Loving Wood-on-Wood (on-Wood!)

Traditionally, wood has been thought of as something that remains in the background. However, the new wood-on-wood design trend has moved our favorite material to the forefront, allowing it to become a modern, rustic, or classic focal point for your kitchen!

4 Creative and Space-Saving Laundry Room Design Trends

4 Creative and Space-Saving Laundry Room Design Trends

Doing the laundry can seem like a never-ending, perpetually messy task. However, with a little creativity, your laundry room can be just as organized as the rest of your home. Here’s a look at fun and inspiring laundry room design trends.

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