Hardwood Lumber Company specializes in manufacturing quality end grain butcher block countertops and other wood countertops. Our Clear Alder end grain butcher block countertops can be custom made to your specifications. We can make Clear Alder end grain butcher block countertops up to 4-1/2" thick, 48" wide and 120" long. End grain butcher block countertops are also available in many other hardwood species. We can also make end grain butcher block countertops with mixed wood species. Our end grain butcher block countertops and wood countertops are available unfinished or prefinished. We offer end grain butcher block countertops with the following finish options, food safe mineral oil finish, acrylic urethane finish and poured epoxy finish. We also offer staining with the option of a standard stain color or custom stain matching. You can choose from a large selection of edge details options ranging from slightly eased edges to a decorative classic edge or ogee edge detail. We also offer the option for a sink cutout, stove cutout and other custom cuts. All our wood countertops are constructed with a waterproof and formaldehyde free glue. Hardwood Lumber Company end grain butcher block countertops are a great choice for kitchen islands. End grain butcher blocks will add warmth and beauty to any room in your home. Our end grain butcher block countertops are made from 1-1/2" square blocks with the end grain facing up. End grain butcher block is a great choice if you need a durable cutting surface. End grain butcher blocks will resist nicks and cut marks more then edge grain butcher block or face grain butcher block. Knife blades will stay sharp longer when using end grain butcher blocks as a cutting surface because of the unique way the blade cuts between wood fibers rather then cutting into the wood. Most of our woodworkers are craftsman from the local Amish community providing great attention to quality and detail.
All wood countertops are custom made to order. All orders revised or cancelled after going into production (within 24 hours after order is received) will have a restocking fee of up to 50%.
If you prefer to have your countertop sanded smooth and have no texture, be sure to select NONE in the Textures Options.
Our Countertops are made with a good top surface and four good sides. This means the bottom surface might have imperfections. Selecting the High-Grade Bottom Surface option allows you to have the bottom surface be the same grade as the top surface and four sides.
Wire Brushed texture works best on wood with an open grain, such as White Oak, Red Oak, and Ash. On other tighter grain wood species the Wire Brushed Texture will not have the same effect and will not be as visible.
Because each piece of wood has its own unique character, grain and color will vary from the sample images shown.
Clear Alder wood is light tan or light brown with a yellow or reddish ting. The fine even texture and moderate density of alder wood makes it easy to work with. Alder sands and polishes easily, stains readily, and seldom splits. We use only the higher quality grades of clear alder lumber for our products.