Butcher blocks have the unique feature of being trendy and chic while also being functional...not to mention are relatively inexpensive! Here, then, is our step-by-step list on how to install a butcher block countertop into your new kitchen!

  • You have the option of leaving the countertop edges straight (if it’s going onto a regular countertop) or curved (if it’s going onto an island). 
  • Many wood manufacturers will measure the countertop – and, by default, the amount of butcher block you need – for you, often at little to no cost. However, even if there is a cost attached to the measurement, it’s best to get it done professionally so you have all the material you need (as opposed to doing it yourself, where you risk being short of material).
  • Make sure to make an enlarged hole around each of the screws. Butcher blocks tend to expand and contract with humidity, so you will want to make sure there’s a way to account for that.
  • If you’re installing the butcher block where a sink is, make sure you cut an appropriately-sized hole for the sink. 
  • One of the easiest ways to make sure you have enough butcher block for your countertop is to do a cardboard “demo” of your proposed butcher block countertop. In that way, you can measure to make sure you have enough material, and have an idea on how you’re going to install the butcher block countertop as well.

These are just a few of the many steps you need to take in order to properly install a butcher block countertop. Installing a butcher block countertop is not for the hobbyist, and is, in fact, best installed by a professional. If you’re ready to get started with your new kitchen project – whether or not you want to install a butcher block countertop – give us a call and let’s see what we can do for you!