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Butcher Block Countertops

Are you searching for countertop ideas? There are several products on the market today that will accommodate any budget. When it comes to countertops there are marble, granite, quartz, and corian, just to name a few options. Butcher block countertops, however, have stood the test of time.

Natural, wild, random wood grains offer a soft warm tone to any kitchen. They can be made out of almost any wood species (some are better than others) and offer tones from light to dark. They can be finished in numerous ways, they can be square, round, or curved to bring a one of a kind look to your home.

If you are looking for custom butcher block countertops designed, built, and installed in your home, then you are in the right place. SMW Designs regularly builds and installs custom butcher block countertops in and around Billings, Montana.

What Are Butcher Block Countertops?

Butcher block, sometimes referred to as butcher’s block, is made from straight strips of hardwood glued together and used for table tops, counter tops, cutting boards, and heavy duty chopping blocks. Originally, butcher block was used by meat butchers (hence the name) but has since become a popular alternative to solid-surface countertops.

There are two main types of butcher block countertops classified by the type of wood grain visible on the surface: edge grain and end grain.

Butcher block countertops are a great complement to traditional Montanan style and decor.

What is the Best Type of Butcher Block?

Edge grain butcher block countertops are a popular option because they are less expensive. End grain butcher block countertops are the best because they are stronger and the orientation of the wood grain makes them easier on kitchen knives (and also hide knife marks better than edge grain butcher block.)

What Type of Wood is Used in Butcher Block Countertops?

Butcher block countertops can be designed and built with nearly any hardwood. Most often, butcher block countertops are made out of hard maple, teak, birch, walnut, and cherry. SMW Designs is capable of building custom butcher block countertops out of any hardwood that fits your  kitchen, and we’re happy to suggest options that will look and feel great in your home.

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