Wood countertops and This Old House


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Wood countertops and This Old House

Peter | May 11, 2007 12:02 PM


I'm planning a kitchen renovation. In addition to the stone counter tops I'll have through most of the kitchen (likely soapstone, maybe granite) I'd like to make the island top out of wood.

Not butcher block mind you, just plain old wood. And here's the really unusual part -- I'm thinking of cutting right on the wood -- no cutting board used. I know it'll get ugly, but I think it'll age beautifully over time.

Here's why I'm posting this -- I swear I've seen an episode of This Old House where the homeowner did the same -- a non-butcher block wood counter and they intended to cut right on the surface.

I poked around the TOH website, but came up empty. Short of methodically going through every house of the last decade, does anyone recall which house this which house this was?

Has anyone had experience doing the same?

Any advice or leads would be appreciated.


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