Wood Types

At Forever Joint Tops, we create beautiful butcher blocks made from 100% American-grown wood. Great for both residential and commercial use, our butcher blocks are typically designed in either red oak, maple, hickory, or walnut woods. Contact our team or start your custom butcher block order here. You can also browse current in-stock offerings. Regardless of your choice, you can expect the finished product to be beautiful, durable, and easy to maintain.

Butcher Block Wood Customization Options

Butcher block tops are quite popular these days. They provide aesthetic appeal to your space, and even add more value to your home by showing off beautiful hardwood like maple or oak. Not only do they add aesthetic appeal to your residential kitchen and dining area, but they are also practical and more sanitary than plastic. Here are some reasons why you should choose wood countertops and also why you should choose butcher block for your next home project.

That's why at Forever Joint Tops, we are committed to helping you design the right piece for your space. When filling out a form or giving us a call, feel free to specify your precise needs, because we provide a high level of customization options to make sure you get the finished product you're looking for.

Butcher Block Wood Species

What is the Best Wood for Butcher Block Countertops?

As you search online for what the best wood is for butcher block countertop, you'll find several options. At Forever Joint Tops, we work with Red Oak, Hard Maple, Walnut, and Hickory butcher block woods. No matter your choice, all of our wood species are particularly well suited for butcher block use.

Each one of our butcher block woods are all very hard and dense to resist scratching and denting. Wood species should be chosen based on look and color with no worries about hardness and durability. The finish choice makes a much larger difference in overall durability than the wood species.

Red Oak Butcher Block Wood

Red oak butcher block wood surfaces are durable and versatile. This wood type tends to come in light to medium tones, and can match many different styles of kitchen, especially traditional kitchens. Here are some features that make red oak a perfect choice for your home:

  • Neutral light brown coloration
  • Heavy open grain pattern
  • High durability

If you're deciding whether red oak is right for your home or business, check out our faqs page here for more info!

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Hard Maple Butcher Block Wood

Hard maple butcher block is usually a light blonde coloration, and as it's name implies, it is a very hard wood surface. Maple wood works with white cabinets, dark countertops, and many different types of kitchens, from Farmhouse, to Traditional, to Contemporary. This butcher block wood is characterized by a tight closed grain.

  • Neutral blonde coloration
  • Tight closed grain
  • Traditionally what butcher blocks have been made from throughout history

Check out our hard maple faqs here for further reading about maple butcher block and whether it's right for your kitchen!

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Walnut Butcher Block Wood

Walnut butcher block wood typically ranges from medium to deep brown coloration. This wood type adds a touch of class beauty and warmth to your kitchen. A popular choice, walnut butcher block wood has a beautiful, continuous grain pattern that brings life to your kitchen. More info on our walnut faqs page.

  • Deep chocolate brown coloration
  • Playful grain patterns
  • Moderate color variation
  • Ages extraordinarily well, scratches and dings take on a darker rich color that over time only adds to the beauty of the top.

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Hickory Butcher Block Wood

One of America's hardest, heaviest hardoowds, hickory butcher block adds a mix of dark and light coloration to your kitchen. Hickory features a rich brown heartwood and a light white colored sapwood to bring a unique blend of color and depth to your kitchen! Read more here about 3 ideas for how to enhance your kitchen with butcher block.

  • Collection of dark and light colors
  • Playful grain patterns
  • Highly durable

For more information about hickory's durability and longevity, check out our hickory faqs here.

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Quality Custom Butcher Block Wood that Lasts

Our butcher block tops are highly customizable and quality made. With our CNC precision equipment, you can order butcher block custom sizes according to the specific dimensions and to the exact precise cut you need. Our wood products are perfect for use as restaurant table tops, butcher block island tops, a butcher block desk top, floating shelves, or for any other purpose. Wood options for your butcher block counters, island tops, and cutting boards include the following woods:

We are the experts when it comes to providing quality custom butcher block products. Our commitment to quality means that you will enjoy a beautifully hand-crafted wood design that will last you for many years to come. To further ensure quality, our company always uses kiln-dried lumber grown in the United States. When you custom order a butcher block top from Forever Joint Tops, you will enjoy using a durable, attractive block that looks and functions better than comparable options from competitors. Learn more about installation and how to care for your butcher block using mineral oil or conditioner. We also have an in-depth article about edge grain vs end grain butcher block here.

Check out all the pros and cons to using butcher block for your kitchen and dining area here.

Why Choose Forever Joint Tops?

So why choose us for your maple, walnut, oak, or hickory countertop installation? Forever Joint Tops has proudly served our valued clients for over 50 years. As a family-owned company, we are strongly committed to excellence in everything that we do.

When you place an order for a custom butcher block wood countertop, table top, kitchen island, desktop, or bar top with us, you can expect fast customer service and great attention to detail in the shipment process. Additionally, all our hickory, maple, walnut, and oak products are 100% American-grown lumber. Our company always uses CNC precision equipment to ensure you get an exact cut, omitting the potential for human error.

We also have some of the best pricing you’ll find on the market. Below are some other reasons:

  • Best Butcher Block Pricing – Guaranteed!
  • Beautiful, High-Quality, & Durable Wood that Will Last For Many Years
  • Precise CNC Cut & Customization
  • Fast, 24-Hour Turnaround
  • 100% USA-Made
  • 100% American Grown Hardwoods
  • Reliable Customer Service
  • 50+ Years of Experience in the Industry!
  • Family-Owned & Operated
  • Commercial butcher blocks for restaurants, schools, bars, kitchens, etc.
  • Residential butcher blocks for kitchen islands, wood countertops, butcher block tables/desks, etc.
  • Discounts for Large Orders!

Need some wood desk ideas for your butcher block? Here are some butcher block desk ideas. At Forever Joint Tops, we are committed to our slogan: "Quality that is Forever yours." Have inquiries about your customized butcher block project? Please give us a call or send us an email today! We welcome all questions, comments, and reviews. Please contact our team today.

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.

~ LR 22

Excellent customer service and an excellent product. We had two butcher block countertops made custom for some awkward spaces and they were extremely communicative and responsive in the process.

~ PJ Travin

The customer service from this company was superior, only to be matched by the quality of their products. I have ordered from this company twice and LOVE my countertops. There was a little mishap with the delivery of my second order but Isaac remedied the issue the same day I called him. I would definitely purchase from them again and have already recommended them to my friends. This was the easiest process I’ve encountered in my home remodel thus far and I really appreciate the commitment of Forever Joint Tops to make sure their customers are happy with their purchase.

~ B. Rader