Calico Hickory Butcher Block

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Premium Quality, Custom-Crafted Wood Countertops

Armani Fine Woodworking has been hand-crafting high-quality solid wood countertops since 2012. It is our goal to provide a stunningly beautiful piece, custom designed to match your style and fit easily into your home and your family. Our designers can help you to refine your style decisions and review measurements and installation details. And our team of artisan woodworkers will craft a centerpiece that your family will cherish for generations.

Calico Hickory Countertops

Our Calico Hickory pieces are crafted with boards hand-selected for their contrasting blend of warm, medium-brown heartwood and pale blond sapwood, arranged together to accentuate the earthy beauty of this species.

Hickory is a member of the pecan family, and ranks among the hardest species native to North America. It is becoming a popular flooring choice for those who are looking for a unique, modern space.

Calico Hickory Edge Grain Close Up

Armani Fine Woodworking's artisan woodworkers carefully select a blend of Hickory's medium-brown heartwood and cream-colored sapwood and conscientiously arrange it to enhance the wood's natural color variation by marrying similarly flowing pieces in an organic, ribbon pattern.

If you have a piece you want to match or need a specific color tone, contact our design team for assistance.

We recommend ordering a sample with your preferred finish, as each finish will have a different effect on the wood.

Please keep in mind that organic products will have natural variation, but these variations are normal and add depth and character to the product. Other factors such as age and exposure to light can further alter the appearance of the piece.


Edge Grain Butcher Block

We build our edge grain butcher block with premium quality, full-length boards turned on their edge so that the vertical grain is visible.

Our artisan woodworkers hand-select each board and arrange each piece to highlight the natural beauty of the wood and minimize uneven variation in wood tones.

Calico Hickory Edge Grain Front View

Edge grain butcher block is a durable choice for bakers, chefs, and anyone in need of a functional wooden countertop.

Traditionally, the best woods for butcher block countertops were Maple for its hardness, Walnut for its stain resistance and Cherry for its warm color tones.


Custom Butcher Block Countertop Details and Finishes

We are committed to providing you with a high quality, finished product that is customized to your needs and ready for easy installation in your space.

The best finish for butcher block countertops will depend on how you intend to use it:

  • If you plan to chop on it, we recommend a food-grade finish like mineral oil or tung oil.
  • If you are looking for a low-maintenance finish, our food-safe acrylic polyurethane is highly resistant to water, stains and surface scratches. We recommend this as the best finish for wood countertops with a sink or cooktop.
  • Finally, Rubio Monocoat's hard wax oil is a natural, plant-based and food-safe sealant that enhances the natural look and feel of the wood, and offers easy maintenance and repair.

We encourage you to learn more about our finish options by viewing our finish guide.

When choosing edge profiles, it is important to consider how this piece will fit into your home and your family:

Elaborate edge profiles are beautiful, but are a challenge to clean and can be uncomfortable if the space is where your family will gather to eat and do homework. In particular, you may want something simpler if you will be baking and chopping directly on the butcher block.

We also tend to discourage the squared edge profile; solid wood countertops are durable but a sharp edge is susceptible to nicks and dings. If you're looking for a custom profile or one not shown here, please reach out to our design team.

Finally, we offer a wide variety of design options that we cannot cover on our website. Please feel welcome to contact one of our staff members with project drawings or templates. We are always happy to review your design and provide a tailored quote for installation-ready pieces. 


Calico Hickory Butcher Block Countertop at a Glance

  • Sustainably grown (FSC Certified) and environmentally-friendly
  • Handcrafted in America
  • Color Value: Light to Medium
  • Color Tone: Warm
  • Color Variation: Heavily Variegated
  • Wood Grain Pattern: Straight, can be Wavy
  • Wood Grain Texture: Medium
  • Applications: Butcher block island, kitchen countertops, breakfast bar top, chopping block, bathroom vanity, butcher block tables, butcher block desks
  • Style: Traditional, Casual, Rustic, Industrial
  • Janka Hardness: 1880
  • Available in thicknesses from 1 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches


Shipping costs are available once you add to cart. Additional resources about customer service, shipping, installation, care and maintenance can be found by navigating to the "More Info" section of our website.

Finally, we understand that it can be a bit daunting to make such a significant purchase online. For peace of mind, we recommend that you check our customer reviews, which are never screened or curated. Please also feel welcome to contact us if you are looking for design advice or woodworking expertise.

Reviews (6)

Great Product!

Written by David on Dec 12, 2015

Great wood working, good customer service and speedy turn around for a custom order. I spoke with Joe for a few minutes about adding juice grooves and it was as simple as can be. The grooves turned out perfect too. I will definitely be looking to incorporate there products into future projects!

fantastic product

Written by Alex on Sep 14, 2015

We put this countertop on our kitchen island - it looks fantastic. Frankly, we have been a bit worried to spend almost $1,000 for an online order of a product we couldn't see and touch in person. Now we're very happy we did! The butcher block is well made, 100% plane, no cracks, gaps, etc. - it's a wonderful centerpiece of our remodeled kitchen. Would immediately buy again from Armani.

Beautiful centerpiece for our kitchen

Written by Eric M on Apr 14, 2015

The counter top looks even better in person than any pictures or what I could have hoped for. It is very well made and arrived very quickly.

Quality and Craftsmanship

Written by Rick C. on Jan 24, 2015

We searched for a butcher block island top for several months. All of the ones we found were very commercial with many flaws. The island top we received from Armani was beautiful, well crafted and exceeded our expectations.

Good quality wood

Written by undefined on Apr 21, 2014

The wood looks great seems like it will be durable. The size is perfect. Good quality.

Island Countertop

Written by undefined on Apr 07, 2014

We absolutely love this countertop. It is incredible and our friends and family cannot believe we ordered it online. We are VERY happy with this. Thank you so very much!