Can you seam butcher block in middle of sink?
I am planning a butcherblock countertop in my upcoming kitchen remodel. The wood top I intend to use comes in 8 ft maximum sections and my longest countertop run is 14 ft. It is an L shape, so if there were a butt joint at the L, then the long section would be 12 ft. There is a sink in the long section and I am planning to topmount it.
Here is the question. I think a seam running across the middle of the counter, away from the sink, will look terrible; it would be right in the line of sight when you first walk in. Can I seam a butcherblock countertop across the sink? (8 ft from the butt joint in the corner would land in the sink.) Or should I give up and use a different countertop entirely, one that comes in a 12 ft length? I don't HAVE to use this one but it's from Ikea so of course other wood options are much more expensive. I know that other kinds of countertops get seamed at the sink as a matter of course, but I was under the impression that that is not a good idea with wood.