All of our butcher blocks are custom crafted to customer specifications from carefully selected domestic and exotic hardwoods. The adhesives, oils and conditioners used in creating our butcher blocks are food safe. For blocks with oil finishes, the regular use of our custom blended butcher block conditioners will keep your butcher block looking new for years to come.
For butcher blocks where food preparation is NOT its primary function (i.e. tables, bars, service islands, etc.) and where stain resistance and low maintenance are desirable, we offer two types of hard surface finishes on our products. A Conversion varnish which offers a high solids content with excellent wear resistance characteristics in a matte sheen, or for areas where additional wear and scratch resistance is desired (such as commercial applications) or where UV protection is desired (such as outdoor patios or barbecue areas) we offer a two part urethane in a flat sheen.
Should you choose a hard surface finish for your butcher block, you may also wish to modify the natural color of your block by using a stain. Simply visit your local hardware or building supply, choose a Minwax color, and forward it to us with your order.
Almost every butcher block conditioner offered for sale is blended from 3 main ingredients: mineral oil, bees wax and carnauba wax. If the butcher block conditioner is in a liquid form it is primarily mineral oil with a lower concentration of the waxes. We offer our butcher block conditioner in both liquid and paste wax form. The paste wax form has a much higher concentration of waxes which provide a higher level of protection for your butcher block against moisture and stains. We don't have fancy bottles or catchy names just 100% quality blended butcher butcher block conditioners at generic prices.