CALIFORNIA BAY LAUREL
Architects & Designers
Butcher Block Styles
Furniture Quality Lumber
We sort out and use thicker, longer lumber to make our heirloom furniture quality butcher block. not the narrow and short leftovers that you get from factory made wood countertops. Fewer seams, less busy, designed and built to last forever.
Side Grain :: extra long strip
The harder edge of the plank becomes the surface of this traditional countertop. We don't use leftover lumber, so no short "fingerjointed" pieces or thinner remnants. Full length, thicker furniture grade lumber, hand sorted to balance color, grain and figure across the surface for an even look.
End Grain :: checkered block
The hardest orientation of wood is the direction the tree grows, straight up. Classic Butcher Block is designed for chopping on, allowing the fibers of the wood to spread along the knife edge and re-seal. The checkered block looks great as a thick slab.
Wide Plank style
Flat plank face up is not the hardest orientation of the wood but it does provide more of a furniture- kitchen table style look to wood surfaces. A great style to choose when you want an Antique Distressed look.
Quotes & Samples
Ordering & Delivery
We ship butcher block countertops to jobs large and very small all over the country, packed carefully in their own custom crates. Click here for details about how we process your inquiry into an order, get it shipped to you in a timely fashion.
Custom Ideas & Options
Custom thicknesses, any width and any length, under mount or top mount sinks, stove cutouts, pre-fit joints and seams with all necessary hardware, back-splash to match, curves or any shape imaginable, knife slots, drain boards....
Easy to Install, Easy Care
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Standard or custom multi-layered edge and corner details are no problem. Click here for a page showing examples.
Natural Oil + Wax Treatment
Our food grade, matte penetrating oil & beeswax treatment. Cutting board quality, two stage finishing process designed for chopping blocks and wood cutting surfaces. Periodic oiling maintains the glow and depth of the natural wood. We provide a bottle of oil free with each order.
SatinSeal for wet areas
Our ultra-tough surface finish provides a thin, satin look and feel with commercial durability. Perfect for areas that are regularly exposed to moisture. Resists alcohol, cleaners, bleach & solvents. Food prep safe but not designed for cutting boards. Always looks great, no re-application required.
Unfinished cabinet shop blank
Our pro cabinet shop customers often prefer an over-sized countertop blank that can be cut and finished on site when final dimensions just aren't available until the cabinets are set. Definitely requires the proper tools and skill to do it right. When we send a butcher block out unfinished, we cannot warranty it.
CALIFORNIA BAY LAUREL (Myrtle)
Known as Bay Laurel or Pepperwood in California, Myrtle in Oregon, this wood is stunning anyway you slice it. Very dramatic color variation from slate grey to ripples of warm pale golds and chocolate browns. Really a standout surface for butcher block worktops, bars or anywhere you want a "Wow" countertop.
West Coast Native (ask about LEED & FSC credits). Best color and quality comes from Northern California to Southern Oregon.