Real Kitchens: 10 Modern Applications of the Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher’s block counters — or islands —  become more and more popular in kitchen design and renovation. whether your style is traditional, transitional or modern, these slabs of thick wood bring a natural and comforting feeling. Not only butcher blocks are practical for cutting and preparing food, but they’re also less expensive than granite or marble. Plus you can rejuvenate your wood slabs as many times as you want and it’s a 100% recyclable material. Here’s a selection of smart designs including countertops, kitchen island or cutting area made of butcher’s block to fire up your inspiration!

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(Photo credits: 1. Tom Meaney Architect, AIA, modern kitchen, Santa Barbara / 2. JMA, modern kitchen, San Francisco / 3. Madison Modern Home, modern kitchen, Los Angeles / 4. Risinger Homes, modern kitchen, Austin / 5. BAR Architects / 6. Gardner Mohr Architects LLC, modern kitchen, Dc Metro / 7. Ashley Cole Design, homemade butcher block with reclaimed wood, Grand Rapid / 8. Venegas and Company, work surface in a 4″ thick end grain bolivian rosewood, Boston / 9. DHV Architects, modern kitchen, Bristol / 10. John Maniscalco Architecture, Sugar Bowl Residence)


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