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Staining Butcher Block

Posted by softfurn (My Page) on
Wed, May 3, 06 at 22:07

Hi all. Someone is giving me a piece of butcher block which I would like to use on an island. I do not, however, plan on using this for cutting, so no food will come in direct contact. Is it possible to stain the bb ....I would like a dark mahogany look. And what would you reccommend? TIA

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RE: Staining Butcher Block

What type of wood?

Different woods take different pore like oak =can take a pigmented stain, sometimes tight grains like maple do better with a gel stain.

Sand all surfaces to remove any burnished areas and to get all grain evenly "scratched".

Here's a teak butcher block I made a while ago:

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Is this the color family you're looking for?

RE: Staining Butcher Block

If it's end grain it will take the stain nicely, it it's laminated along the length of the boards and a good hard wood like maple, it won't take stain well at all.
I say learn to like what it it.
Linda C

RE: Staining Butcher Block

Try experimenting with the side that will be on the counter---using a wood dye might afford the best color.

Dyes are available at woodworking stores like Woodcraft.

RE: Staining Butcher Block

I would like to use butcher block counter top where there will be a very small sink, probably used infrequently. Does anyone know if I could I undermount the sink?
We have some unfinished butcher block on another counter, and I just put mineral oil on it a couple of times a year. It's scarred, but I like it that way! Like an old salad bowl!

RE: Staining Butcher Block

After it is stained. Do you still apply the conditioner on the butch block?

Staining Butcher Block

We are remodeling our kitchen. We have an antique butcher block from an old meat locker (about 400 lbs), and would like to stain the outside a darker color. Problem... what stain can I use that would not be harmful.

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