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Walnut Butcher Board Counters - raised wood areas - Ack!

cperry | Dec 9, 201408:15 AM

I am hoping to get some feedback / advise form those who have butcher block counters:

We "inherited" a kitchen with Boos Maple countertops that were well stained and about 20 years old.We recently did a minor renovation - paint, cabinets, farmhouse sink and decided ot go with a darker wood and did a walnut butcher block counter top on the counters as well as the island as our 1936 kitchen tile would look weird with granite. We did not get the high end Boos counters but just normal Williamsburg counters ( I Believe). I think our old counters were sealed with poly (although it had worn off) and my kids eat on it and I cook on it so we went the oiled route.

I have slathered John boos mystery oil as well as the creme on it at least 6 times over the last few weeks. Water does bead up so I know it has worked at least a little. We have several "furry" patches that have arisen from a pot - on a trivet -but I guess the heat was still too close to the wood and a dishrag that set for maybe 30 min? not long. It was nice and smooth all over then this happened. WE are really careful not to let anything sit on it but we have to "live" in the kitchen too! I never had this issue with the maple counters. I also have a nice maple wood end grain chopping block that I can set things directly on - and it never does this. I am hesitant to resand these areas as they are chunky areas and it may look different......but I guess my bigger ? is why is it doing this..... any thoughts on a remedy for the future?


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