Butcher Block Countertops, Part II

A few weeks ago I shared part I of my countertop makeover. Today I want to share part II (which is super short) of the makeover and detail the seam in my butcher block specifically.

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I’ve seen many tutorials explaining how people have chosen to  join two slabs of butcher block. Some decide to do a diagonal seam, which looks beautiful! We have a LOT of surface area that we needed to cover and it would be more conservative for us to do a straight seam and butt one end of butcher block slab against the side of the other.

Butcher Block Countertops, Part II

Once our butcher block was sanded, cut to size, glued and bolted down I used Elmer’s ProBond wood filler to fill the seam. I waited until the wood filler was dry and I sanded down the seam area.

Butcher Block Countertops,  Part II

I then stained and sealed the butcher block slab. I think it turned out great, I couldn’t be happier with the way our countertops turned out. We’ve had the countertops in for a few weeks now and they still look fantastic, we haven’t had any problems with scratches, dents or water issues.

Butcher Block Countertops, Part II

I can’t wait to show you guys more of our kitchen makeover as it is coming along wonderfully!  Stay Tuned 🙂

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