St. Charles / St. Peters Store
3909 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: (636) 926-2000

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South St. Louis Store
765 Gravois Rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: (636) 717-1770

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Custom Butcher Block Countertops in St. Louis

Are you considering a kitchen renovation or refreshing your old countertops? Why not look into purchasing beautiful butcher block countertops to add charm and style to your kitchen? Butcher block countertops can be a wonderful feature in your kitchen, introducing natural warmth and freshness. They are also excellent surfaces for cutting and food preparation. Additionally, butcher block countertops come in many different sizes, wood materials, and finishes, so there are a variety of styles available to meet every taste.

At St. Charles Hardwoods, we can supply custom butcher block countertops for customers located throughout the St. Louis area. Since our humble beginnings in 1988 as a two-man lumber supplying enterprise, St. Charles Hardwoods has grown into one of the leading hardwood suppliers in the St. Louis region. We supply a variety of quality wood-related products including custom woodwork and butcher blocks. We also pride ourselves on our professional staff and the way we maintain relationships with our customers.

When it comes to butcher block countertops, we can provide custom countertops made from all species of wood. This includes cherry, maple, oak, walnut, and birch among many others. We also provide either ‘edge grain’ or ‘end grain’ butcher block countertop styles. With our expertise and experience, we guarantee to provide you with a product that matches your unique specifications and needs.

To learn more about butcher block countertops or to place an order for custom butcher block counters for your home, contact us or come in to one of our stores today.

Features of Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops are useful and advantageous in a number of different ways. While the specific features and behavior of a butcher block countertop will obviously depend on the style in which it is crafted and the material used in putting it together, butcher block countertops generally share many similar features. For example,

  • Butcher block countertops can be made using the “edge grain” method or the “end grain” method. Butcher block countertops that use the edge grain method have wood rails placed parallel to each other in a horizontal pattern. End grain butcher block countertops, on the other hand, are matched vertically or perpendicular to the grain of the wood. This means that the butcher block is made up of many ends of the wood pieces. End grain butcher block countertops are generally assumed to be more durable.
  • Butcher block countertops are typically created using hardwoods like walnut, cherry, zebrawood, oak, maple, wenge, or bamboo. It is also possible to make countertops by using a combination of these woods for a custom and unique look.
  • Typically, there is always some type of finish applied to a butcher block countertop. This can include drying oils such as linseed, diluted varnish, or tung oil or non-drying oils such as mineral oils, beeswax, or paraffin. If you are planning to do cutting and food prep directly on your butcher block countertop, you will need to ensure that the finish is not toxic in nature.
  • Butcher block countertops do not require a lot of special maintenance and care, but unfinished styles should be reconditioned with oil as they begin to age. The oil finish will protect the wood from cracks, germs, and mold.

Learn More About Butcher Block Countertops from St. Charles Hardwoods

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If you would like to learn more about the types of butcher block countertops we can supply or you would like to place an order, call us at (636) 717-1770 or (636) 926-2000 or come by one of our stores today!