If you’re tired of the same old boring table top that you have at home then maybe it’s time to consider getting a teak butcher block island top. They come in all different shapes and sizes and they are built to last. You will also need to consider how much space you have available for your kitchen. I know that when I decided to get a teak butcher block island top for my kitchen, I was so surprised that I didn’t even have enough room for placing my pots and pans on the island. It is a good thing that there are a few ways to do your shopping for a teak butcher block island top.
First you can go to any hardware store and get a wood kitchen countertop. There are all different brands and models. Most wood kitchen countertop is built to be durable so it should last you quite some time. The only things you have to watch out for are the screws that hold the wood together. Make sure they aren’t stripped because they can strip too easily and your countertop will have to be replaced. The other nice thing about wood kitchen countertop is that it tends to be very versatile with all types of cabinetry styles available so if you ever move your home you can take your wood kitchen countertop with you.
If you want a little cheaper option then you could go online and find a wood kitchen countertop. You might have to order it but it will be worth it. I went to Home Depot and looked at the various wood countertops. The one that caught my eye was the teak butcher block island top. I wasn’t able to buy it at that time but I am planning on purchasing another one soon so that I have one in my kitchen.
What makes wood kitchen countertop so great is that it doesn’t cost a whole lot of money to get started. Sure, you need to get a good wood and plan your design all time but other than that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. All the materials you need to build your wood kitchen countertop are also readily available. You can usually find all the woodworking tools you need at a local hardware store or lumber yard.
Another nice thing about teak is that it is so beautiful. I have seen pictures of teak so many times and always get jealous when I see them. Teak wood is such a great wood. It looks so elegant and yet it’s very easy to work with.
If you are looking to use woodworking tools with teak then there is no better material to work with. You won’t have any problems with it getting nicks or cutters as most wood do. Also teak is very easy to maintain. If you oil it occasionally it will last you for decades.
There are two things you should know before deciding to use wood as the main material for your butcher block island. The first one is that the wood is soft. So, if you have an accident and hurt yourself then I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be able to tell which type of wood it was. You would think that using hard wood would prevent that but it doesn’t. Only if something heavy falls on it will you be able to tell what type of wood it is.
The second thing to know is that teak wood has beautiful grain patterns. These patterns are what make it look so classy and expensive. They also help wood blocks become more stable, especially when you have children running around. If you can get a wood kitchen countertop made from teak then you definitely won’t have any problem with stability. Just be aware that these wood kitchen countertops may not last as long as wood that is less porous.