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Blended Oak Butcher Block Countertops


  • Made by John Boos & Co. in the USA
  • Blended Oak Butcher Block
  • Finish Options: Natural Oil or Varnique Semi-Gloss
  • Thickness: 1-1/2”
  • Widths: from 25” up to 48”
  • Lengths up to 145”
  • Optional 4”-High Backsplashes

Note: Cutting into a countertop (e.g., trimming its length or width or executing miter cuts or cutouts) will void the manufacturer's warranty. We will be happy to provide a price quote for a factory-warranted cut or cutout if you contact us.  Note: In countertops 96” and longer, some wood rails might not span the full length of the countertop. In such cases, some wood pieces might be finger-jointed together and metal fasteners might be used to add structural strength.

A Blended Oak Countertop Can Spice Up an Otherwise Bland Kitchen

Appalachian Red Oak is known for its reddish hues. Its heartwood (wood at its center) tends to be slightly darker than its sapwood (wood in its outside rings). Its grain structure is fairly open/porous. It's considered to be stiff, dense and resistant.

In a blended oak butcher block, two or more strips of oak wood are finger-jointed together to span each "stripe" or row of the butcher block. Notably, full-length wood rails are used in the outermost rails of the block to increase structural integrity. In order to maximize aesthetics of the countertop's surface, these finger-jointed wood rails are rotated 90 degrees so that the finger joints are not visible.

Butcher Block Grain Styles

If a Standard-Size Boos Oak Countertop Won't Fit, Design Your Own Custom Oak Countertop

Boos makes 1-1/2"-thick oak butcher block counter tops in widths from 25” to 48” and in lengths up to 145”. If you require a custom size for your particular job, you can get an online price quote in just a matter of minutes. 

Two Finish Options Are Available for Your Oak Counter Tops

Natural Oil is the right choice for counters on which you will cut with knives. Butcher block oil moisturizes the wood, keeping it food-safe. Clean up is simple with a soft, damp cloth. It’s important to keep your counters moisturized and well protected by re-applying natural oil every few weeks.

Your other finish option is a semi-gloss, varnish-like substance from Boos called Varnique. It leaves a fine-furniture look and requires little maintenance. However, Varnique is not meant to be cut upon directly, as this could compromise the hard-shell coating. Instead, place a cutting board atop your Varnique-finished countertop.

Think about Adding an Oak Backsplash as a Finishing Touch

Backsplashes are a nice finishing touch that can help speed clean-up. Boos oak backsplashes are edge-grain style, 4” high and ¾“ thick.

See all oak countertops