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Blog entry by garageguy posted 03-26-2012 04:00 AM 2579 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all, I am new to LumberJocks and have truly enjoyed this site.

I am making a butcher block kitchen counter top of walnut and tiger rosewood. I am not 100% on what type of finish I want to use. I have read posts about mineral oil and food safe finishes, but thought I would ask the experts.

Thanks

-- Joe - Kearney, Missouri



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SwainCustoms

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 06:24 AM

I make cutting boards and butcher blocks and I use a mineral oil and beeswax mix. If I were going to make a butcher block counter top I would most definitely buy myself a small bottle of boo’s mystery oil or some other butcher block conditioner or oil. John Boo’s and his butcher blocks are the oldest in the biz, they make a quality product. Mineral oil and beeswax is also fine as well, you could use salad bowl finish or walnut oil and beeswax if your trying to go real organic. Hope I didn’t give you to many choices, any one of these is great for oiling a butcher block. Take look at my projects and website to see some of the butcher blocks I have made.

-- Zach @ http://www.swaincustoms.com

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 02:42 PM

Welcome to LJs , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Your chioce of woods will make a beautiful counter top, please post pictures of your finished project so everyone can see.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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garageguy

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 04:11 PM

If I were to use a mineral oil or other oil conditioner, would I have to condition the bottom of the board on a regular basis?

-- Joe - Kearney, Missouri

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SwainCustoms

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 04:47 PM

One real good conditioning of the top and bottom before installation should be sufficient for the bottom of the board. Then just a re application to the top every month or so should take care of the butcher block for a long time to come. Hope this helps

-- Zach @ http://www.swaincustoms.com

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garageguy

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 05:09 PM

Thanks, that is what I had planned to do and you answered my question.

-- Joe - Kearney, Missouri

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SwainCustoms

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 06:45 PM

Happy to help. Let me know if you have any other questions while making your counter top and post pics when done so everyone can see it.

-- Zach @ http://www.swaincustoms.com

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garageguy

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 08:25 AM

This is the first of two counter tops for my kitchen island. Walnut and Tiger Rosewood finished with mineral oil. I will take another picture once I get it installed!

-- Joe - Kearney, Missouri

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