Butcher Block Table Tops

The butcher block table tops from Forever Joint Tops add an unmatched aesthetic appeal to any kitchen or dining space in your home, restaurant, bar, office, or public dining area. There are a wide variety of different customization options and wood choices for your butcher block table tops. With our skilled craftsmanship, you can rely on only quality when it comes our butcher block wood products.

Customization Options for Your Butcher Block Table Top

We offer already in-stock wood table tops and countertops in maple, hickory, walnut, and oak woods. For these, you can expect a 1/4" radius edge to the top side as well as all four of the corners.

However, if you're looking for a customized option to fit in your kitchen, dining area, or living room, we also have a way for you to customize your butcher block to your specific dimensions. Our customized options include:

  • A computerized CNC for an accurate finished size within 1/8"
  • Tops that are 1 1/2" thick
  • Fast shipping time within 7-21 days of placing your customized order
  • Straightforward table top installation!

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Butcher Block Top in Kitchen

Sizes & Shapes

Let us help you create a beautiful table top piece that you'll be proud of! Our custom width and length can be customized up to 42" wide and 96" long.

In addition, Forever Joint Tops specializes in the following shapes:

No matter the sizing or shape you select, our craftsman can tailor it to fit in just about any space you have - from a compact kitchen, to a spacious dining room! More information here about installing butcher block countertops and also 3 ideas for how to enhance your kitchen with butcher block.

Finish & Stain

Finishing and staining your butcher block table top will help enhance its natural beauty and protect your wood for many years to come. From clear finishes that showcase the wood's natural grain, to darker stains that add depth and richness, there are many choices available.

Choose Waterlox® to Permanently Finish and Seal Your Butcher Block

At Forever Joint Tops, we highly recommend that you permanently finish and and seal the top of your butcher block, as opposed to routinely conditioning it. The product we always recommend to our customers is Waterlox® to use as a permanent finish and/or sealer. It provides quite a benefits since it is food-safe, takes the headache out of having to oil/condition your butcher block, and enhances the natural beauty of the wood.

Hickory Butcher Block Table Top

Woods for Your Butcher Block Table Tops

Forever Joint Tops is skilled with working with the following types of wood for your butcher block table tops:

Hard Maple

One of our most popular butcher block wood choices is hard maple. This light-colored wood is known for its blonde tones and subtle grain patterns. For many, it's the preferred choice for butcher block table tops, thanks to its durability and classic look. Hard maple butcher block is highly resistant to wear and tear, making it ideal for heavy-duty use.

Red Oak

Another popular choice is red oak. Not only is it a favorite among homeowners, but it's the perfect solution for many commercial applications also. Red oak provides a warm reddish-brown hue and prominent grain pattern, adding a touch of timeless elegance to any kitchen or dining area. Like hard maple, it's renown for its hardness and durability, ensuring longevity even in high-traffic areas.


Looking for a darker-colored table? Walnut butcher block table tops provides a deep, rich brown color and striking grain variations, adding a more sophisticated look to your home. Not only is it a beautiful piece to look at, it also provides exceptional strength and resistance to warping.


One of our favorites to work with is hickory butcher block. It's known for its distinctive grain patterns and beautiful variations in color. So, if you're looking for more of a rustic charm for your space in your dining room or kitchen, hickory can be your go-to. Like the other woods listed here, hickory is also a solid choice when it comes to a butcher block table top surface.

Table Top FAQs

Can you use butcher block as a table top?

Yes! Butcher block makes an excellent choice for a table top, providing durability and a natural look that will complement your dining room and kitchen. With butcher block also comes the benefit of a sturdy surface for various activities that can be used in kitchens, dining areas, and workspaces alike. With its reliable functionality and timeless appeal, a butcher block table top adds both practicality and aesthetic appeal to any space in your home.

What is the best wood for a butcher block table top?

The best wood for a butcher block table will ultimately depend on your needs and also preference of wood. For example, hard maple is a popular choice due to its durability against daily wear and tear. Walnut is favored for its rich brown color and striking grain variations. Red oak offers warm hues and durability, while hickory provides rustic charm and impact resistance. Each wood type brings its unique characteristics. If you're looking for more durable options, we highly recommend red oak and hard maple.

How thick should a butcher block table top be?

The thickness of a butcher block table top is a matter of personal preference and style. A common thickness we often see in this industry is between 1.5" and 2.5". These are pretty standard for kitchen tables or dining tables. However, if you prefer a more substantial look, you can also opt for a thicker butcher block, such as 3" or more. Consider the overall design and dimensions of your table when determining the ideal thickness, and be sure to talk with us if you have any questions.

What do you seal a butcher block with for a table?

While some opt for a mineral oil or conditioner that will have to be applied regularly, we always recommend choosing an FDA-approved food-safe finish/stain solution instead. Specifically, we recommend that you should choose a finish or stain from the brand Waterlox® for a permanent solution so that you don't have to worry about reapplying an oil.

Why Choose Forever Joint Tops for Table Tops?

With more than 50 years of industry experience, Forever Joint Tops is proud to provide our customers with quality butcher block craftsmanship! From small dining room tables, to a large order of commercial tables, we can handle virtually any request that you may have! If you're undecided on whether butcher block is right for you, here are 5 reasons you should choose wood countertops.

We are a family owned and operated business that uses only 100% American grown woods. With attention to detail and meticulous designs, our butcher block tables are crafted to last a lifetime! Place an order for butcher block today, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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