|ACRYLIC URETHANE FINISH. We use three coats of a two-component acrylic urethane developed from advanced European resin technology. This gives the butcher block countertops a hard and durable finish for superior resistance to abrasion, water, staining, household chemicals and body oils. The acrylic urethane used on our wood countertops contains UV absorbers and is formaldehyde free.
MINERAL OIL FINISH. We use two coats of a food-grade mineral oil on the top surface and all four sides of our butcher block countertops. The butcher blocks are sanded between each coat of mineral oil. Follow up maintenance coats need to be reapplied periodically to re-seal the wood butcher block. The bottom side of our butcher block countertops are sealed with an acrylic urethane sealer (to eliminate the need to re-seal the bottom).
All of our red oak butcher block countertops are custom-made to your specifications at our manufacturing facility in Burton, Ohio. Our staff consists mostly of local Amish woodworkers. We can make red oak butcher block countertops 3'' thick on smaller tops and up 72'' wide by 15' long. We also make wood countertops in mixed species.
Our red oak butcher block countertops are made from 1'' strips glued together running the full length of the top. We do not butt joint or finger joint any of our strips! We use a water-resistant glue for all the butcher blocks.
Red oak backsplashes are available to match your wood countertop.
RED OAK. The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. red oak is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. Red oak is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture. Red oak butcher block countertops can be stained with a wide range of finish tones and has great wear-resistance. We use only the higher quality grades of red oak lumber for our red oak butcher block countertops.
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