Butcher Block Countertops

Here at Forever Joint Tops, we design butcher block countertops from 100% American-grown wood. If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen, butcher block countertops are one of the most popular countertop designs available. Order your butcher block today.

What is a Butcher Block?

What is a butcher block countertop? A butcher block is simply a countertop or kitchen island designed from solid hardwood strips or squares. It is used for cutting and chopping food, however, it is best known for bringing style and elegance to kitchens and other areas of the home. If uncertain, our experts will help you choose the wood and style of butcher block that will best suit your countertops.

3 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Butcher Block Countertop

Considering purchasing a customized butcher block countertop? Below are three factors you'll need to be aware of as you browse options. These include styles/woods, durability, and maintenance.

1. Various Styles, Designs, & Woods

First of all, you’ll need to know that there are various styles and designs to choose from in wood types like maple, oak, hickory, and walnut. With our butcher block customization services, we also can help you choose the corner radius for your top. All our butcher block tops are 1 1/2” thick. Additionally, our Cut-To-Size Program helps to save you the effort of trying to get your top to fit. We will cut your custom butcher block piece according to your desired sizing and shape. You will get an accurate finished size within 1/8”.

Choosing Your Butcher Block Countertop Wood Type

You’ll want to choose the type of wood that will best complement the color scheme and style of your overall kitchen. Please view each wood type below to get an idea of what your kitchen can look like.

Red Oak Butcher Block Countertops

Another popular choice is the slightly darker red oak. Coming from the Red Oak tree that is grown in Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada, this beautiful wood is heavy and strong and has a little more prominent grain pattern than maple. One great benefit of oak is that it has high shock resistance. In addition, red oak countertops are quite durable and has great resistance to wear and tear.

The durability and beauty of red oak will make it a perfect choice in your kitchen countertops, islands, tables, dining areas, and other areas of your home. In addition to kitchens, red oak is an excellent choice for commercial applications like bars, restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars, etc. Red oak is even easy to stain in your own color of choice. Easily one of the most popular woods available, please reach out to our professionals for a custom red oak countertop that you'll love!

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Hard Maple Butcher Block Countertops

Looking for maple countertops? Possibly the most popular of the four kinds of wood we offer, maple is a harder wood that is both affordable and beautiful. For those that prefer lighter woods, maple’s lighter color gives it versatility which helps it to blend with light and dark color schemes in your kitchen alike.

Since it is hardwood, maple also provides a lot of durability and resistance to abrasion, making it a practical choice. It also finishes well, creating a beautiful focal point for your home. Contact Forever Joint Tops for beautiful, custom maple countertops.


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Hickory Butcher Block Countertops

If you’re looking for a character wood with bold flowing grain patterns and unique variations in color, then hickory is your choice of wood! It is an exceptionally hard and heavy wood, so your butcher block countertop is sure to last for many years to come.

Hickory is characterized by a blend of light and dark woods. Because of its great durability, you won’t go wrong when you choose hickory wood for your kitchen or tabletop. In addition, hickory can complement many color schemes. Browse online for hickory countertops for a brand new and unique look for your kitchen, dining room, or living area. Our hickory countertops will last you for many years!

Walnut Butcher Block Countertops

If you prefer deep wood coloration for your kitchen or dining area, then walnut wood is going to be your best bet! (pictured right). Walnut countertops can range from light brown to a deep chocolate color. At Forever Joint Tops, all our walnut wood is steamed to help create a more uniform colored product.

Walnut is a tight-grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. With its dark wood coloration, it is perfect to pair alongside a lighter color scheme in your kitchen, although it can blend with other rich browns in your kitchen and dining area too.

Have questions about our walnut countertops? Please reach out to our butcher block countertop installations experts and we can help you with the customization process. You can shop our current in-stock butcher blocks, or you can customize your own. More here on what you need to know before installing butcher block.

Regardless of your choice of wood or customization, you can expect the finished product from Forever Joint Tops to be beautiful, durable, and easy to maintain, lasting you for many years to come!

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2. Durability

You may be wondering just how durable a butcher block countertop is. The reality is that one of the biggest benefits of opting for a butcher block countertop is its durability. Each of the woods described above is highly resistant to wear-and-tear, and they can last up to twenty years or longer with proper maintenance!

Butcher block countertops are specifically designed to withstand daily use from chopping, cutting, and general food preparation. They are even gentle on your knife blades and can easily hide small cuts and scratches from use.

Residential Hard Maple Kitchen Counter Top

In fact, studies have shown that the naturally occurring properties found in hardwoods are more sanitary for food preparation when compared with plastic surfaces, particularly as the countertop ages. This is another reason why homeowners choose to invest in a quality wood butcher block countertop.

Please note: Even though your butcher block countertops will last you for many years, you will still need to properly maintain them. This is to ensure you can enjoy a beautiful wood countertop for many years to come. We provide more info on how to clean your butcher block below, as well as on our finishing and care page.

3. Maintenance

As we mentioned already, it’s important to note that maintenance will be required for your butcher block countertops. You will need to thoroughly clean your countertop, removing any debris that has stuck to its surface. Then, you will need to utilize a food-grade oil to keep your wood clean and fresh.

Note that you should oil your wood countertop more frequently in its earlier years. Be sure to keep your wood clean and oiled regularly to keep your countertop clean and beautiful for many more years.

How to Clean Your Butcher Block Countertop

  1. Use mild dish soap for butcher block cleaning
  2. If something is stuck on the butcher block surface, a nylon scraper or plastic scrubbing sponge is less likely to cause cosmetic damage than a metal tool
  3. To sanitize, use white vinegar

If you have questions about maintaining your butcher block countertops, please do not hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Forever Joint Tops, and we will help you understand how to maintain your maple, oak, hickory, or walnut wood countertop.

Custom Butcher Block Countertops

Need a specific dimension for your countertop? Forever Joint Tops is your source for beautiful custom butcher block countertops. Custom butcher block countertops are best for when you are looking custom, rather than stock countertop solutions. With decades of experience crafting custom butcher blocks, you can rely on our experts to create a design you'll love.

No matter if it's for a kitchen island, desktop, bar top, or countertop, a custom butcher block top can complement a modern or classic-styled kitchen or living area.

If you need a custom butcher block countertop, please reach out to our team today. Our computerized CNC will provide a highly accurate cut. Get pricing today!


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Butcher Block Islands

Would you like a butcher block island to complement your custom butcher block countertops? Kitchen islands are increasing in popularity, since they provide style and serve as a focal point in your kitchen. A kitchen island is perfect for preparing food, serving appetizers and drinks, and entertaining guests. A matching kitchen island and countertops will make your kitchen stunning and add overall value to your home.

Planning a kitchen remodel? Let our professionals help you by customizing a butcher block island and countertop set. Give us a call today or browse our current selection online.

Butcher Block Countertops Cost

You may be wondering what your butcher block countertop(s) will cost. As you have probably guessed, butcher block countertops cost will depend on size, customization style, and wood type, among other factors.

For example, walnut wood is more expensive than maple or oak. Increasing the thickness of your butcher block will also add an additional cost to your overall countertop price. Other factors may include custom sizes and sink cutouts. You'll want to determine your budget and research wood type, thickness, customization, cutouts, etc.

For a quote, please contact Forever Joint Tops by giving us a call at (608) 566-6903, or by visiting our order page.

Why Choose Us For Butcher Block Countertops?

What makes our company stand out from the competition? For over 50 years, Forever Joint Tops has been in the business perfecting our craft of designing butcher block countertops in beautiful hardwood. For the many years we have been open, we are proud to provide our clients with top-notch craftsmanship and quick, reliable customer service.

Our clients consistently choose us because we provide a 24-hour response time, excellent butcher block prices, and discounts for larger orders. Additionally, all the lumber we use for our butcher block countertops comes from 100% American-grown hardwoods only. Our team utilizes CNC precision equipment to get the exact cut you need. To see what our happy clients say about our work, please read our testimonials. Here are some other reasons why our customers choose us for butcher block countertops:

  • Excellent, competitive butcher block countertop pricing!
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Consistently high ratings and testimonials
  • Commercial, residential, school, restaurant, bar, etc., butcher block sizing
  • Precise customization
  • USA-made products
  • 100% American lumber
  • Discounts for larger butcher block countertop orders
  • Family-owned and operated business for over 50 years
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About Our Company

Forever Joint Tops is committed to "Quality that is Forever Yours." With over five decades of experience crafting oak, walnut, maple, or hickory butcher blocks, we are committed to not only providing a beautiful finished product, but also to developing a relationship with our customers. We strive for excellence in everything that we do! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team today for butcher block countertops cost, sizing, care, shipping, and more information.

Please read our testimonials, which attest to our commitment to high quality!


Great quality custom size butcher block top and received very quickly even during the holidays. Process was simple to order online. Would definitely order from again.

~ LR 22

Super easy group to work with. Answered all my questions. Lots of size options and custom options available as well. Got my top yesterday. Looks great. Quality seems great as well. Can’t wait to set it up and start using it.

~ M. Ebert