Red Oak Butcher Block

$189.00
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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.

Red Oak Countertops

Ranging from light- to medium-brown, with rosy undertones and a distinctive and prominent wide-grain pattern, Red Oak is one of the most widely used types of hardwood on the market, and one of the most cost-effective.

It is known for its stability and capacity to absorb stains well, and often showcases its Medullary Ray pattern.

Fun fact: Red Oak is said to have pores so large and open that a person can blow into one end of the wood and air will come out the other end, provided the grain runs straight enough.

Red Oak Edge Grain Close Up

Armani Fine Woodworking's artisan woodworkers carefully select only the dark heartwood and color match each board to ensure consistency across all the pieces in your order. 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.

Red Oak 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. 

 

Red Oak Butcher Block Countertop at a Glance

  • Sustainably grown (FSC Certified) and environmentally-friendly
  • Handcrafted in America
  • Color Value: Medium
  • Color Tone: Warm
  • Color Variation: Mild
  • Wood Grain Pattern: Straight
  • Wood Grain Texture: Coarse, Uneven
  • Applications: Butcher block island, kitchen countertops, breakfast bar top, chopping block, bathroom vanity, butcher block tables, butcher block desks
  • Style: Traditional, Modern Farmhouse, Southwestern, Industrial
  • Janka Hardness: 1290
  • 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.

 

 

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