How Do I Clean & Care For My Butcher Block Kitchen Island?

How Do I Clean & Care For My Butcher Block Kitchen Island?

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Emma Christensen
Feb 24, 2014
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Q: A couple of years ago I purchased an IKEA kitchen cart with a wood top/butcher block. I never treated it with oil or anything. It has some stains that I haven't tried to clean very seriously. It's in very good condition otherwise. My question is how and with what tools can I take better care of this piece and future wood pieces to come, including wood cutting boards?

Sent by Charlotte

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