A butcher block is a style of assembled wood used as heavy duty chopping blocks, table tops, and cutting boards. It was commonly used in butcher shops and meat processing plants but has now become popular in home use. A butcher block is being used in domestic kitchens as an alternative to stone and laminate countertops. This has created a new industry in the kitchen design arena and many furniture manufacturers and hardwood flooring companies are getting into the production of butcher blocks and butcher block countertops. But you needn’t spend a lot of money buying a butcher block, just make one yourself!
The first craft is a traditional kitchen island with a butcher block top on it. The top is stained to keep the beauty of the wood and the island is grey, you can choose any color.
This kitchen island has not only a butcher block top but also inner shelves. It’s open and provides a lot of storage space, a very comfy idea, especially for a small kitchen.
Make a dining table with a beautiful butcher block top! The look of this top will perfectly fit a rustic or a modern kitchen, almost any kitchen that can be complemented with warm woods.
A butcher block countertop is ideal for cutting and cooking, you remember what these blocks were originally made for, right? Create a comfy cooking surface reading this tutorial.
Add chic to your kitchen décor with a butcher block countertop as a functional surface. As it’s around the sink, you need to seal and finish it properly to avoid spoiling it with water.
This easy kitchen island can double as a dining table. Add a bottom shelf for storage and voila, you have a super practical furniture piece!
Make a cool butcher block on casters to use it as a mobile tray or to serve food everywhere you want. if even fits home parties because the wood texture is amazing and will compliment any food.
Butcher blocks can be used not only in kitchens but also in bathrooms. Add this beautiful countertop to your bathroom cabinets to make them look chic and to bring a warm touch to your bathroom with wooden textures.
These cottage-style white cabinets were amazingly accentuated with cool butcher block tops. Unlike stone or solid surface, butcher block can be fabricated in a basement or garage workshop, making it the perfect DIY project to totally transform your kitchen on a budget.
Butcher blocks can be not only tops, they can be much more, and this tutorial tells how to make a cutting board of butcher blocks. Besides being comfortable in usage, they are cool-looking.
This comfy and bold butcher block is mobile one! It’s made of an old kitchen card with several shelves, and the top is covered with a butcher block. It can work as a kitchen island, for storage and for cooking.
If you don’t want to spend much time making a butcher block, you can make a wide plank one. This wide plank butcher block can be easily made, I love the dark wood and the grain it shows.