20 Beautiful Kitchens With Butcher Block Countertops

updated Mar 11, 2020
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I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA’s ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you’re okay with that, then it’s a wonderful look for the kitchen. Here are 20 examples to prove it:

A few Kitchn readers raved about their butcher block countertops in this post. One commenter, Irene, called her cheap IKEA countertops “the best, so warm and natural.” She treats the countertops annually with tung oil, and loves how they’ve aged: “I really like the character that the knife and occasional burn marks add, like an antique French butcher block countertop.”

Do you have butcher block countertops in your kitchen, or are you considering them in the future? Share your thoughts!

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