italianmama76
January 26, 2012 in Photo Questions
I love the butcher block island! Can you tell me what kind of wood and stain was used? And do you have to seal it often?
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Buckminster Green LLC
Hi,

The butcher block countertop is made from salvaged floor joists. They are from a 100+ year old fir taken out of a house in Philadelphia. No stain was used, but it has been sealed with a mixture of wax and mineral oil from the Real Milk Paint Company: http://www.realmilkpaint.com/soapstone-sealer-wax.html. It needs to be reapplied every month or so.

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Bronwyn
Buckminster Green
January 26, 2012 at 9:49AM   
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italianmama76
okay, Thanks so much!
January 26, 2012 at 1:54PM   
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LakeandMountainHome
If you dont want to have to maintain the top a waterbased laquer will work just as well. Try lakeandmountainhome.com or give them a call to see what they would recommend for the sealer.
October 22, 2012 at 10:00AM   
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lseeber
So...is that Island top food grade? Could it actually be used for a work space (chopping and cutting)? I'm loving it!
November 10, 2012 at 6:46AM     
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tomnagel
Kenny, thanks for sharing the photos. I have been looking for a similar island top but can't find someone who makes one as nice as this. Do you have a reference? I'm in the NE and wonder if it is from that area given the site of the reclamation?
February 25, 2013 at 7:04PM   
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Buckminster Green LLC
We built the island top ourselves. We are located in Philadelphia. Please contact me directly via my website for more information and pricing.
February 26, 2013 at 5:29AM   
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