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R. Olson Design added this to How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
Butcher block counters and cutting boards are a useful addition to any kitchen, but as with any meaningful relationship, they demand care and respect. Unlike standard wood finishes for furniture and cabinetry, wood designed to come into direct contact with food is finished with oils free of harsh substances that could be harmful if ingested. And food-safe finishes are generally less durable. Combine less-durable finishes with frequent exposure to moisture and utensil abuse, and you end up with a dry, grainy board that absorbs water like a camel with a straw.

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Denise Woodhouse added this to Airstream Inspiration
July 15, 2014
Detail of butcher block- great for our redwood countertops!
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July 15, 2014
Artful butcher block laminations
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July 10, 2014
butcher block as art
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June 29, 2014
article about how to care for butcher block
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June 8, 2014
How to care for butcher block countertops
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March 3, 2014
Butcher block care
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February 19, 2014
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December 29, 2013
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December 15, 2013
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December 15, 2013
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December 1, 2013
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November 30, 2013
Butcher block for part of counter space. Pro. Use vinegar Con. Stains quite easily Perhaps for island?
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November 20, 2013
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November 5, 2013
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November 3, 2013
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October 29, 2013
Good info on butcher blocks...
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October 27, 2013
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October 27, 2013
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October 27, 2013
R. Olson Design Butcher block counters and cutting boards are a useful addition to any kitchen, but as with any meaningful relationship, they demand care and respect. Unlike standard wood finishes for furniture and cabinetry, wood designed to come into direct contact with food is finished with oils free of harsh substances that could be harmful if ingested. And food-safe finishes are generally less durable. Combine less-durable finishes with frequent exposure to moisture and utensil abuse, and you end up with a dry, grainy board that absorbs water like a camel with a straw.
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October 2, 2013
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August 16, 2013
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August 12, 2013
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July 30, 2013
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July 24, 2013
Great tip to clean my island
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May 30, 2013
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May 19, 2013
Look at the beautiful butcher block table design. Also, use for care of cutting boards and butcher block
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May 17, 2013
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May 1, 2013
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May 1, 2013
Cool butcher block design - think about workbench too.
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April 7, 2013
Great ideas for wood counter care.
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March 11, 2013
Old school cutting board care.
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March 11, 2013
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February 25, 2013
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February 23, 2013
at end of counter?
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February 18, 2013
cutting board countertops. They are for me.
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February 18, 2013
Instructions.
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February 18, 2013
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February 16, 2013
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February 16, 2013
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February 13, 2013
Here are some tips to help keep your butcher blocks and cutting boards in clean and attractive shape.
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February 13, 2013
How to care for my butcher block :)
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February 13, 2013
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February 13, 2013
Stain removal. You let that puddle of hot sauce sit on the butcher block too long? So have the rest of us. Even the tidiest kitchen keeper stumbles once in a while, and if you're a proud butcher block owner, you will inevitably be faced with stubborn stains. There are several ways to treat stains, and everyone has an opinion, but here are some proven techniques. With the exception of lemon, it's a good idea to reapply a finish after all of these methods, as they have a tendency to dry out wood. Lemon. The most organic approach is table salt and lemon. Sprinkle the salt over the stain. Slice the lemon in half, and using the cut end, thoroughly rub the salt into the stain. Let this mixture set overnight or all day and then clean it off with a damp sponge. This technique is also useful for combating odors like garlic and onion that take residence in your cutting board. Baking soda. Cover the stain with baking soda and work it into the board using some elbow grease. Let the baking soda stand for a few minutes before cleaning it off. The goal of this method is to essentially draw the stain out with the baking soda. Bleach. As a last resort, mix equal parts water and bleach and apply to the block using a sponge or rag. Make sure you wring out the rag or sponge so that it is slightly damp. If the stain is stubborn, let it saturate overnight. After wiping the surface clean, be sure to apply vinegar to neutralize the bleach. Note: Bleach may discolor the wood. Scrape. As mentioned earlier, a good scraping can do wonders for removing frustrating marks without your resorting to sandpaper. Sanding. When all else fails, stains can usually be sanded out. Using some coarse papers (80, 100) will save you some sweat getting the bulk of the stain out. Finer grits (180, 220) will return the block to its desired smoothness. When you sand the stain, you'll inevitably create a depression in the area. To relieve this effect, sand the surrounding area, waning as you get farther from the stained area. This will achieve a more uniform surface. When you hit the board with the finest paper you choose, sand the entire board. Leaving some areas unsanded will cause those areas to absorb more water and potentially warp. This method absolutely requires reapplying a finishing oil.
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February 13, 2013
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February 11, 2013
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February 11, 2013
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February 11, 2013
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February 11, 2013
Butcher block - maybe as an island.
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February 10, 2013
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February 10, 2013
this is what I am making for my mom
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February 10, 2013
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February 10, 2013
is it just me or do you love that design in the corner?
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February 10, 2013
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