Red Oak Butcher Block Countertops





Product:In-Stock Butcher Block Top
Wood Type:Red Oak


Oak Butcher Block Countertops

Are you looking for a beautiful custom oak butcher block countertop design? Look no further than customized residential or commercial oak butcher block countertops designed by Forever Joint Tops. Here also are some butcher block desk ideas to help get you started!

  • Our team provides a precise, CNC cut. Your oak custom butcher blocks will be durable, beautiful, and easy to install and maintain.
  • We have over 50 years of industry experience. Forever Joint Tops has cut and customized many red oak butcher block countertop projects for our valued clients over the years. Please contact us today to get your quote for your next oak butcher block countertop installation.
  • Lots of red oak butcher block options available! We can create kitchen islands, countertops, butcher blocks, tables, desks, and more. Be sure to check out our oak portfolio below to see previous commercial and residential projects we've done.
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Red Oak Butcher Block Countertops

Looking for a red oak butcher block countertop? Order your butcher block with Forever Joint Tops today!

Commercial Oak Butcher Block Countertops

Red oak is the most popular type of butcher block wood to use for commercial applications. That's why we highly recommend it for use in restaurants, diners, bars, school cafeterias, and any public setting with a kitchen or dining area! When it comes to beauty and practicality, red oak meets perfectly in the middle!

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Residential Oak Butcher Block Countertops

Looking for an oak countertop for your home? Whether it's for your entire kitchen countertop setup, or a simple dining room table, you'll be sure to love the craftsmanship that our experts put into each oak butcher block piece.

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Customized Red Oak Butcher Block Countertops

Advantages of Red Oak Wood

Red Oak (Quercus rubra), grows throughout northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. The wood from this tree is generally characterized by a light to medium brown color with sometimes a reddish cast, hence its name. The grain of red oak is straight with a coarse texture. A popular hardwood, it is a beautiful choice for not only butcher block countertops, but also cabinets, furniture, flooring, and interior trim. Check out five reasons why you should choose wood countertops here.

  • More Sanitary than Plastic for Cutting. When it comes to cutting or preparing food, studies show that hardwoods like oak are a more sanitary choice than plastic, due to their naturally occurring properties.
  • Highly Durable Butcher Block Wood. Red oak is very strong when compared with some of the other butcher block types. Its durability makes it a perfect choice to withstand daily wear and tear in your kitchen.
  • Beautiful Coloration and Visible Grain Pattern. Ranging from lighter to medium tones, red oak is versatile, working for many different styles of kitchen. The coarse grain of red oak wood is quite visible, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

For more information about use for cutting, please visit our finishing and care page. We also have additional information for how to oil your butcher block countertop, conditioning your butcher block, and cleaning your butcher block here.

Red Oak Kitchen Islands

Red Oak Kitchen Island

Red oak is a perfect choice for kitchen islands due to its durability. Not only that, but the coloration and coarse, highly visible grain pattern of red oak is beautiful to look at. Red oak wood on a kitchen island or countertop ranges from a light to medium tone. This makes it the perfect contrast for darker kitchen tones.

Red oak is highly versatile, complementing various different types of kitchens. Your red oak kitchen island top will be a beautiful focal point of your kitchen and dining area, and will add value to your home.

Contact our team today to make your dream kitchen a reality!

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Looking for a custom red oak butcher block countertop design for your kitchen? Our team is skilled at custom-designing your red oak countertops using a precise, computerized Cut-To-Size Program. Our CNC equipment will provide the exact cut that you need, so you don't have to hassle with trying to get your countertop to fit. As a result, we can customize your countertop or table by width, height, and depth, the type of edge, and the wood type you prefer.

Kitchen & Dining Room Red Oak Countertops

Have you always dreamed of having butcher block countertops installed in your kitchen or dining room? There are many benefits to a red oak countertop installation. The durability of red oak will withstand daily use for many years to come.

Cabinets made from this wood type will also match a traditional or modern kitchen. Red oak countertops aren't just limited to kitchen and dining however - we can also build red oak desks, tables, bar tops, and more.

Commercial Red Oak Butcher Block

Because of its durability, red oak is a popular wood for commercial applications such as restaurants, cafés, school cafeterias, kitchens, bars, wedding venues, and more.

Its practicality and beautiful upscale look make it perfect for any café tables for your guests to sit at, or for bar stools and tables at your bar. Contact Forever Joint Tops for a quote today on commercial butcher block!

Red Oak Butcher Block FAQs

Does red oak make good butcher block?

Yes! Red oak is popular due to its durability, warm coloration, and overall classic look that can complement many natural, country, or classic kitchens. However, you should note that red oak isn’t as hard as other types of wood such as hard maple. In addition, red oak has a distinctive grain pattern and color that may not fit everyone's taste. In the end, whether red oak makes a good butcher block for your home will depend on your specific preferences and needs.

Is oak good for butcher block countertops?

Oak is definitely a good choice for wood countertops because it can withstand heavy use. With a tight, closed grain, this hardwood type makes it less likely to absorb liquids and stains. However, it may not be the best choice for you as it’s not as hard as some other types of woods like hard maple. For example, consider that red oak has a janka scale of 1290, while hard maple comes in at 1450. Ultimately, the choice between oak and maple (or walnut or hickory) is a choice based on personal preference or wanting a harder or softer wood.

What are the disadvantages of butcher block countertops?

Butcher block has a few disadvantages to consider. For example, they require more maintenance than other types. For example, you may need to regularly oil your butcher block (unless you permanently seal it, which is what we recommend). Butcher block surfaces also have a tendency to retain knife marks, scratches, and dents. The upside to this is that scuffs and dents add character and natural beauty to your butcher block, especially as the wood ages. Also, in terms of pricing, butcher block is more expensive when compared with other types of countertops like laminate or tile. It's important to weigh these disadvantages against the advantages before making a decision.

What is the strongest butcher block wood?

The strongest and most popular butcher block wood is hard maple. Maple is a great choice due to its density and durability. It is characterized by a tight grain, stability, and resistance to knives. Maple is also highly resistant to bacteria and staining. In comparison, red oak is a great alternative to maple, especially for commercial applications. Besides wood species, you should consider that the durability and strength of the butcher block will also depend on the quality of how it was processed and finished.

Why Choose Forever Joint Tops?

Proudly serving clients for well over 50 years, the team at Forever Joint Tops is committed to excellence in our red oak products. We are a family-owned business that is fully committed to quality, fast customer service, excellent pricing, and quick turnaround time. Additionally, our wood types, including red oak, maple, hickory, and walnut wood come from 100% American-grown lumber. Below are just some other reasons why we stand out from the competition:

  • Best Red Oak Butcher Block Pricing – Guaranteed!
  • Beautiful, Durable Wood Made to Last
  • Precise CNC Cut & Customization
  • Fast, 24-Hour Turnaround Time & Quick Delivery
  • 100% USA-Made Custom Countertops
  • 100% American-Grown Red Oak Wood
  • Fast, Reliable Customer Service
  • 50+ Years of Experience!
  • Family-Owned & Operated
  • Commercial butcher blocks for restaurants, schools, bars, kitchens, etc.
  • Residential butcher blocks for kitchen islands, wood countertops, butcher block tables, and desks, etc.
  • Discounts for Large Butcher Block Countertop Orders!

Our business slogan is "Quality that is Forever Yours." At Forever Joint Tops, we intend to always stand by that quality, so if you have any questions or concerns about your order, we are here to make it right! Please contact our red oak countertop, bar top, desktop, and kitchen island experts today to get a quote on a custom butcher block or order online. Our ordering process is made easy by simply choosing the product's wood, length, and width.

What Customers Are Saying!

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.

~ C. Morton

Absolutely LOVE my walnut top, it’s gorgeous and pulls my entire kitchen together. Anthony and Isaac were great, super kind and very easy to work with! Highly recommend!

~ M. Ebert

The countertop we ordered looks beautiful and the customer service we received from Isaac was remarkable. A level of customer service often loss in today’s world.

~ J. Moore

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