butcher block in Florida garage
We have a 30 year old piece of butcher block. I think it's maple and it's 30" x 60" x 1.75" and has always been used as a desk top. Although it looks as if it has been polyurethaned neither DH or I remember what type of finish was put on it way back then. I vaguely remember we put tung oil on it. DH thinks we bought it with the shiny finish it has now. In any event, we have moved into our new house where we have no use for it as a desk or anything else in the house. The only thing I can think of is to either give it away or use it as a workbench top out in the garage. Will butcher block warp or break or otherwise be unsuitable for the hot humid conditions of a Florida garage? Can you think of another use for it? Could it be successfully cut into smaller pieces and be used for something else? It really is a beautiful piece of wood and I hope either we or someone else will be able to use it.
I don't want to bother with CL or trying to sell it myself. Either I find a use for it or I'll give it away. All suggestions are welcome.
Just thought of another question---can a butcher block be stained a darker color or is what you see what it will always be?