388 Butcher block Stories
How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
Keep butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe food prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker
"Keep butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for... good butcher block is a fixture in any kitchen and contributes to the character... of your butcher block, and it can become an heirloom piece passed down by many. Here... keep your butcher blocks and cutting boards in clean and attractive shape.... love my butcher block counters! I don't cut on them though- I use my butcher block..."
Butcher Block Makes the Cut for Holiday Kitchen Prep
Countertops and cutting boards will likely take a beating over the holidays. These butcher blocks have the chops to perform under pressure
"These butcher blocks have the chops to perform under pressure... through butcher block countertops. "Homes from the '50s have these great butcher block... to have butcher block countertops in the kitchen, you should use them plenty and let... on one butcher block countertop, take a look at how different kitchens integrate —... endgrain butcher block piece. When we updated our kitchen I saved lots of money by putting..."
Kitchen Counters: Try an Integrated Cutting Board for Easy Food Prep
Keep knife marks in their place and make dicing and slicing more convenient with an integrated butcher block or cutting board
"integrated butcher block or cutting board... one big butcher block? With that in mind, here are eight integrated cutting surfaces... With a butcher knife. On the coffee table. Using only the parchment paper in which... of the butcher block conveniently placed next to the cooktop. I use this multiple... end-cut butcher block island and yours @jrwquattro--truly works of art. We can appreciate... installed Boos butcher block counters and I love them. This is in my 1947 farmhouse kitchen..."
10 Countertop Mashups for the Kitchen
Contrast or complement textures, tones and more by using a mix of materials for countertops and island tops
"maple butcher block and more to create diverse surfaces for working, eating and gathering... their butcher block tops to cut and chop on? I want to use a butcher block island... 1 1/2 butcher block sat flush with the granite. Our center island has a butcher block... have the butcher block top sanded down and it looks brand new. Ty nzburns, just what... with its butcher block top for food prep. And I love how it adds warmth to my small..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Budget Makeover in Massachusetts
For less than $3,000 (not including appliances), a designing couple gets a new kitchen that honors the past
"use the block, the more of a patina the wood gets. Butcher block is VERY durable.... though the block was sealed with some kind of varnish. The butcher block from Ikea is... love the butcher block counter it adds a warmth that otherwise would have been lacking... love the butcher block! I LOVE this kitchen! And I love your preface to the piece..... of the butcher block counters. I'm thinking the appliances and professional fees..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"chopping block (except, a butcher block). They are beautiful and not something you... edge cut butcher block raised bar in walnut. Love the warmth you get from wood. We'll... maple butcher block counter in our kitchen, and my husband, who does most of the... maple butcher block counter for 35 years. We have always had a stainless Elkay stainless... maple butcher block counters from 1977. Counters refinished a few years ago with..."
Kitchen Countertop Materials: 5 More Great Alternatives to Granite
Get a delightfully different look for your kitchen counters with lesser-known materials for a wide range of budgets
"walnut butcher block in our kitchen remodel... I'm surprised concrete was not one... I mean butcher block (darn auto correct) We laid down Marmoleum (linoleum) on a old... wanted butcher block too. I had the thought of using the porcelain wood-look tiles... emulate butcher block and if I wasn't afraid of the tile saw I would have done it!... original butcher blocks were natural unfinished timber to allow for scoring so as not..."
Architectural Sunscreens Take the Heat Off Homes
"Sun-blocking screens help you stay cool, play with light and create a stunning modern... as "sun block." Usually defined as a permanent architectural element, it has the double... these sun-blocking structures goes to architect Le Corbusier, with his use of exterior... ignorantly butcher foreign languages. Brise is pronounced like breeze, because the S is... lifting of blocking out unwanted heat gain as interior blinds or curtains. Yet since the..."
Inspiring Ideas for Vintage Kitchen Islands
Tired of the same old boxy kitchen island? Look to the past for a functional piece with timeless personality
"beautiful, old butcher block from their old family business just sitting around in his ga... vintage butcher block when she moved. :) (Please ignore my filthy kitchen!) I love... love this butcher block. LOVE the fact that you showed a variety of styles. Too often... covet old butcher block, the dip on the surface always has me keeping my wallet tucked... an old butcher block planed down for very little money, it you want the look with..."
A Victorian Kitchen Opens Up
A San Francisco space goes from blocked off to spot on, blending Victorian, midcentury modern and contemporary details
"goes from blocked off to spot on, blending Victorian, midcentury modern and contemporary... kitchen was blocked off and not very functional, the dining room was cramped, and the sunporch... stove.The butcher block countertops provide a nice contrast to the concrete on the island..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"well-known butcher block to less common materials such as glass and terrazzo. We've chosen... had my butcher block countertops for 8 years and absolutely love them. Just purchased... like butcher block it is extremely easy to sand out a scratch and then just put... into a butcher shop that didn't have wooden blocks? We used a material called GLASSOS... wanted butcher block counter tops in our kitchen because we had them in our former..."
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Industrial in New Hampshire
Generous helpings of wood keep white subway tile and cabinets from feeling cold in a kitchen redesigned long-distance
"kitchen! Butcher block w/ drawers underneath is genius! I love the butcher block..really... of the butcher block top? Where did you source the walnut butcher block? The entire... sink, the butcher block! I would add color somewhere but other than that I want this... walnut butcher block. Bulls eye. I don't think anyone would ever tire of working... island (butcher block, drawers) is a fantastic idea. Great Job! love it! I need to..."
Houzz Tour: Traditional Meets Transitional in a Townhouse
A Southern California couple downsizes, and their designer helps them push past traditional boundaries
"in the butcher block just to show the butcher block as we found it. They do not use... cleaned the butcher block table, but it looks grubby to me and stands out against the pristine... cleaning the butcher block was to sanitize it, not change the look of it. The grubbiness... fabulous butcher block. i loved how evident each furnishing had a personal back story... for the butcher block....I LOVE it. I have one that is from my Dad's meat market...."
Kitchen Counters: Tile, the Choice for Affordable Durability
DIYers and budget-minded remodelers often look to this countertop material, which can last for decades with the right maintenance
"area and butcher block on rest of counters, I prefer the butcher block. Is installing... made of butcher block or smooth stone slab. I already have tile countertops and, u... with a butcher block top so using the tile isn't necessary for bread making, etc.... porous butcher block. How many seal their granite regularly? Tile is not "wrong",... about butcher block.... it's quieter, easy to keep up , makes a great baking surface..."
Sweet Ideas and a Truffle Recipe from a Chocolatier's Test Kitchen
A $2,100 budget didn't mean a half-baked kitchen redo; this confectioner just rolled up her sleeves and rolled out the improvements
"kitchen, butcher block countertop made a big difference. I love to see something other... about the butcher block countertops near the sink, but it hasn't been a problem. After... the oak butcher block in the dining area for about 5 years. Just in the last 6 months... I love butcher block and its timelessness. Love the stainless workstation, too. Well... and get butcher block; a new sink--I HATE stainless--- and a few other clever things..."