Sunday, September 8, 2013

Butcher block counters

After much deliberation, the internet told us the best way to prep our butcher block countertops was with the cheap and safe product found in every grocery store, anywhere: mineral oil. They change the color to a darker, oranger, richer color, and with regular maintenance should hold up just great.

This is the third coat of oil. I poured a stream of oil every eight inches or so, starting from one edge and rubbing in gently with a rag from left to right, adding lines of oil as needed. I went through one small bottle by the end of the third coat--the wood just soaks it right up. Within a few days, the counters should be ready for use.

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