Butcher Block isn’t just for your
Depending on your needs or available space, we have the best butcher block DIY desk options for your workspace. You can use butcher block as a top to redo a thrift store find or well-used desk. Or start from scratch and customize your own more modern design for your office area.
We have two widths available and multiple lengths. The two width sizes available in the Hardwood Reflections Butcher Block are 25” and 39” wide.
The lengths vary and can be cut to size as you would cut any piece of wood.
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Here’s a Step By Step Guide to a DIY Butcher Block Desk:
Plan & measure your space. Most desks are 6’x2.5’ (72”x30”) but choose the size that works best for you up to 39 inches wide without having to join two pieces of butcher block!
1. Choose your wood species and finish.
2. Choose the size (length and width)
3. Choose the legs – table height is best
4. Resize if needed
5. Sand down both sides
6. Finish both sides
7. Let completely dry
8. Attach legs
9. Put it into place and enjoy!
If you cut down the length of your butcher block board to customize your desk, here are a few ways to use the left over piece!
- Make a cutting board
- Floating shelf
- Add a step-shelf to your desktop
Do you need support reinforcement under the desk?
This is going to depend on the weight that you intend to have on your desk. Generally, our 6’ butcher block can hold up to 50 pounds without issues. Expecting more weight? Use a reinforcement bar, additional legs, or freestanding drawers so there is limited bowing of the top.
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