Butcher Block adds such warmth and character to any kitchen or workspace. But like anything made from wood, occasionally it needs to be revived.
If you have any butcher block or wood cutting boards or counters, you know how they dry out and start to look a bit tired after a while. It’s not too difficult to clean and recondition them and give them a brand new life.
We have a couple of butcher block cutting boards in our house that get used often. Every couple of months I use butcher block oil on them to give them new life. It’s a
quick and easy chore, and the butcher block oil lasts a long time and
goes a long way.
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I apply a fairly generous amount of the oil with a microfiber cloth and rub it into the wood. The thirsty wood soaks it right up. If you want to remove the scratches, you can use a fine to medium sandpaper to sand them smooth and then use a tack cloth to remove all the dust from sanding. You’ll want to do this before you apply the oil.
I haven’t sanded mine before but will have to eventually, I’m sure.
Here’s one of our cutting boards. The left side has had the oil applied and the right side has not.
Another smaller one. You can see how the oil brings out the natural color in the wood. It also conditions and preserves it.
I also use it on our lazy susan. The oil will work on any wood. It might take longer to soak into hard, dense woods like maple, but it will still work.
The reconditioned lazy susan. Isn’t she lovely?
A close up of one of the cutting boards. The scratches aren’t noticeable any longer and the wood has a nice, rich hue.
The butcher block oil is completely food safe. It is all natural and can also be used on salad bowls, knife handles, and more.
Here’s a snapshot of the uses and directions for using it. Simple and easy.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE PRODUCT: I’ve had my Jasco brand for a couple of years and am not able to find it currently. We now sell a different brand where I work at Kittrell Paint and Wallpaper.
If you’re not local, Howard has the same oil that I use, available for purchase here.
And now that my cutting boards and lazy susan have been reconditioned, I think it’s time for a snack.
Who’s hungry (or thirsty)?
As always, thanks for stopping by!
If you found this tip helpful, check out my other cleaning tips:
- How to clean your glass/ceramic cooktop
- Get a showroom shine on your stainless steel
- How to clean your microwave
Other tutorials that I’ve written:
- How to Paint Paneling like a Pro
- How to paint your floor to look like tiles
- How to refinish furniture
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