Walnut Edge Grain 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.

American Black Walnut Countertops

American Black Walnut is popular for its rich chocolate tones and ability to complement other colors. Hard, tightly grained and durable, it is an ideal choice for butcher block counters in your kitchen or butler's pantry.

Walnut's dark color will mellow over time to a complex milk chocolate color. The warm contrast with white countertops, and its striking color and grain, make it a stylish and welcoming accent when used as a bar top or butcher block island.

Walnut butcherblock, close up, heartwood only

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.

Walnut butcher block counter top, even color distribuiton

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. 


Walnut Butcher Block Countertop at a Glance

  • Sustainably grown (FSC Certified) and environmentally-friendly
  • Handcrafted in America
  • Color Value: Dark
  • Color Tone: Neutral
  • Color Variation: Mild
  • Wood Grain Pattern: Straight, but can be irregular, including figured patterns
  • 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, Contemporary, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Industrial
  • Janka Hardness: 1010
  • 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 (11)

Great product!

Written by Keith on Sep 08, 2015

I would recommend Armani Fine Woodworking for similar projects and products. My customer was very satisfied with the butcher block. It arrived on time and was built to the specifications my customer desired.

Walnut Butcher Block

Written by Mark S on May 29, 2015

Walnut Butcher Block It's not often you make such a large customized purchase on the internet from a location that's nearly 1500 miles away. However, after speaking with Joe on the phone a few times I felt more than comfortable and placed my order. Joe was extremely informative answering my many questions and discussing measurements. I was eager to receive the piece and Joe had it out ahead of schedule. The block we ordered is 38" X 74" X 2" and is absolutely stunning to look at. The wood grain is naturally brought out by the quality work that Joe and his team create in their workshop. It's a centerpiece in the kitchen and every visitor can't help but immediately go up and touch it. The shipping crate is very heavy and protective. It's a necessary evil that makes certain the block is protected during shipping. Depending on the size you will definitely need two people to unpackage and move into position. Design note: most stone counter-tops such as granite and marble are made in 3cm thickness. 3cm is about 1 3/16 inches. If you really want to set off your butcher block counter/island splurge for the 2" or thicker block. The contrasting size makes for an impressive appearance. Thanks for an amazing purchasing experience and product Joe! All the best, Mark S. in NJ

Walnut Countertops

Written by Carlos and Lynda on May 07, 2015

After watching hundreds of "Property Brothers" shows on HGTV, my wife Lynda and I decided to buy a fixer-upper and do our own remodel (we must have been locos!?). We knew we wanted our kitchen to incorporate different textures and materials and had decided that we wanted a butcher block counter top for the kitchen island. We researched and researched and researched and the only places we found in Texas that could deliver a high quality product required us to cash in our 401Ks to be able to do it. We were about to give up, when something amazing happened; we found Joe Armani. And even though Joe's shop was out of State and we were leery at first, we took a leap of faith and decided to go for it (How could such gorgeous product(s) be so reasonably priced? Shipping included! It had to be a scam, we thought....) At first we had Joe help us put together and design a custom Walnut counter top 120 x 26 x 1 1/2 for the island. He was very helpful from the get go and was there to answer all our emails and questions. The product was amazing! Immediately thereafter, we placed a second order for another custom made counter top for our bar. This second project was a little more involved, but Joe was there to help every step of the way. In fact, Joe would not make the cuts on this second piece until I'd gone back and take measurements a first, second, third, fourth and fifth time. By the way, mounting and installing the counter tops was not difficult at all. The second piece was just as stunning as the first piece! Now, our neighbors, want my wife and I to come over their homes and help them re-design their kitchens. We are super happy with the way everything turned out. Just be aware that Joe ships his "masterpieces" in crates and these crates can be very, very heavy. You will need help loading up the crates onto your truck or trailer, unless the delivery is made straight to your home (I learned my lesson after having them delivered to my office). Once the crates are emptied, two adults can easily install the counter tops. Sign us, Very, very happy in Brownsville, Texas. Lynda and Carlos.


Written by Jeff on Feb 16, 2015

Outstanding craftsmanship and customer service. A pleasure to deal with.


Written by Matt on Nov 12, 2014

Perfect, would basically some up the butcher block bar top I received! Craftsmanship is amazing and very quick. Pleasure to deal with.

Amazing custom order

Written by Holly on Oct 17, 2014

We custom ordered an edge grain walnut butcher block top for our island. We requested lots of character pieces and our wants were taken into account. The end result is truly stunning and exceeds our expectations! And the quick turn around from order date to receiving it (10 days) was awesome.

Beautiful butcher block

Written by Steven Nederveld on Jul 15, 2014

We recently built a new house with and needed a butcher block for our island countertop. The product is beautiful and we received it sooner than the projected date! Our walnut island butcher block is warm and inviting and a great centerpiece for our kitchen.


Written by undefined on Jul 02, 2014

We searched for a beautiful complement to our new kitchen and decided to order a walnut butcher block countertop for our island. It exceeded our expectations in quality and arrived in just over a week. Very happy!

loved it!

Written by undefined on Mar 04, 2014

It was everything we expected and we received it pretty fast. I definitely recommend this product!

Armani Fine Woodworking

Written by Heather on Dec 03, 2013

Armani Fine Woodworking is just that... very fine wood products! My husband and I needed a custom sized butcher block top and I'm so glad we found Armani Fine Woodworking. Joe was easy to work with, and very responsive. Despite the long shipping distance, he offered affordable suggestions to get our GORGEOUS walnut butcher block-top to us in a quick and affordable fashion. Thank you for providing such excellent service, and having a way to get out block top to Alaska without it costing an arm and a leg! And more than anything THANK YOU for sending a block-top that is truly a beautiful and stunning piece of woodwork. It's simply perfect!! Best wishes - Heather and Matt, Anchorage, Alaska

Custom Walnut countertop

Written by Ingrid on Dec 03, 2013

We ordered a custom butcher block countertop for our island, and it turned out beautifully!! It adds such warmth to a kitchen, and is a great piece to gather around. Additionally, Joe was very easy to work with, answered all of our questions and provided multiple pictures of examples to help us make our decision! Highly Recommend Armani Fine Woodworking!!!!