Making Butcher Block
Hi all! I'm back.
I have put together a 14' countertop of maple butcher block. I got the wood at a reuse center and it's beautiful. I'm thrilled.
However, I'm hesitant to stain or finish it. I'm not sure what to do. I would like a darker color, but want to see this beautiful grain.
I plan to use one end next to the stove for food preperation. Simply because I know I'll do something stupid and cut on it anyway.
So what type of finish? I've read about food grade wax, but also sealing it.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I'm continuing to read here and other places, but so far I'm a bit overwhelmed. You'd think this would be the easy stuff!:)