Butcher BlockWorkbench Top             by Kami J. Williams  Butcher Block Workbench Top
When we talk about butcher block workbench top, oftentimeswhat comes to mind of people, who aren’t too familiar with awork...
brown, and in some instances, even black for that modern,sophisticated look. Though maple can withstand an extremeamount o...
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Butcher Block Workbench Top

  1. 1. Butcher BlockWorkbench Top by Kami J. Williams Butcher Block Workbench Top
  2. 2. When we talk about butcher block workbench top, oftentimeswhat comes to mind of people, who aren’t too familiar with awork bench, is a workbench. Though a common mistake, oneshould understand that a workbench top is just the top andnot the entire structure, without the stands, the workbenchdrawers, and so on. As the name implies, a butcher blockworkbench is a type of industrial furniture specifically used inthe kitchen, which means that it is designed to withstand theheat of pots and pans, the constant exposure to moisture,and of course, the cutting and chopping of the knife.Of course, there are many other kinds of workbenches suchas a heavy duty workbench, a shop workbench, a foldingworkbench, a portable workbench, and even a kid toyworkbench to name a few.A butcher block workbench top is basically built to be aheavy duty and sturdy furniture capable of withstandingextreme temperatures, sharp metallic objects, stains, spills,and of course, moisture. It is mostly used in the kitchen as astable surface where preparations for cooking can be donesecurely and conveniently, though one may find otherapplications for it. Likewise, a butcher block top may also beused as a piece of furniture for dining, considering itsresilience to humidity and moisture.The typical wood used to create a butcher block top is maplesince it is a sturdy wood variety though other varieties maybe used such as ash, tuff top, oak, and cherry just to name afew. Depending on the person’s preference, the color of themaple used to create the top can vary, from beige to dark Butcher Block Workbench Top
  3. 3. brown, and in some instances, even black for that modern,sophisticated look. Though maple can withstand an extremeamount of punishment, it needs to be coated with a finish inorder to truly protect it from external factors. For butcherblock tops that will be used for cutting meat and other foodproducts, food safe oils such as oil and beeswax and mineraloil can be used while a lacquer finish is best for a top thatwon’t be used for cutting meat and other food products.There are certainly many ways to get a butcher blockworkbench top. For people who are handy with tools andpossess the necessary skills, they might find building one anenjoyable project. As for others who don’t, there are manytops that can be found for sale in both local furniture storesand online butcher block top stores. Some of the popularcompanies that specialize in butcher block tops are theMichigan Maple Block Co. and Bally Block Company and theAWP Butcher Block Inc. Butcher Block Workbench Top

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