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Comparing IKEA Butcher Block Product to Home Depot Butcher Block

In this article, we’ll describe and show you the difference between IKEA and Hardwood Reflections, available exclusively at The Home Depot®, butcher block.

Quick Facts

Price: $50 difference
Length: Same sizes generally – 6’2” or 8’ long
Width: Hardwood Reflections is 25” and IKEA is 25 5/8″
Thickness: Hardwood Reflections is 1 ½” and IKEA is 1 ⅛ to 1 ¾“
Weight: Hardwood Reflections is 65 lbs. and IKEA is 66 lbs., both for 6′ lengths

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

See It For Yourself

How about we compare both for a project and show you the difference!

We’ll show you a straight cut, 45-degree angle, and a routered edge. You’ll be able to see first hand how both the Hardwood Reflections and the IKEA hold up. On the outside, both products look and feel great. The A and B-sides for Hardwood Reflections are solid wood. The B-side on the IKEA product is covered with paper and the A-side is a nice piece of solid wood veneer.

In the video you’ll see the comparison of birch unfinished and the IKEA pre-finished top.

Want the Cliff Notes?

Hardwood Reflections Butcher Block Comparison

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

A Straight Cut on a Hardwood Reflections

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

A 45° angle or miter cut on a Hardwood Reflections

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

A routered corner on a Hardwood Reflections

Butcher Block from IKEA Comparison

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

A Straight Cut on an IKEA product

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

A 45° angle or miter cut on an IKEA product

Comparing Butcher Blocks, IKEA vs. Hardwood Reflections from Home Depot

A routered corner on an IKEA product

So if you’re looking for solid wood and something that you can really customize for your project, the choice is clear when choosing between the IKEA option and the Home Depot, Hardwood Reflections countertop product!

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Gel Stains for Butcher Block Customization

With six colors to choose from you can easily customize your Butcher Block Countertop with your favorite stain color. Hardwood Reflections Gel Stains are designed specifically for butcher block or other interior wood products that require a very high-end finish for an area of heavy use.


Build an Acacia LIVE EDGE Butcher Block Kitchen Island

Learn how to add a unique look to your kitchen countertop or island with Hardwood Reflections Acacia LIVE EDGE Butcher Block. Live Edge means the characteristics of the outside of the tree are on the edge of the butcher block and will go in and out up to a half of an inch. In this video, you will learn how to turn our Acacia Island Top Butcher Block into a DIY table by utilizing pre-drilled holes for legs, and finish with mineral oil to make a food safe DIY Table Top. These also work great in the kitchen and can be made into beautiful Food Safe Grade Butcher Block Counter Tops!


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