Hardwood Lumber Company specializes in manufacturing quality end grain butcher block countertops and other wood countertops. Hard Maple butcher block countertop is the most traditional of all butcher block products. Our Hard Maple end grain butcher block countertops can be custom made to your specifications. We can make maple end grain butcher block countertops up to 5" 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 countertop sizes are custom made to order. Our countertops are sanded and maintained perfectly on top, while the bottom is left in a potentially rough state, untouched, because when installed, it will never be visible. Wood Countertops ship within four to six weeks.
Hard Maple sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Hard Maple has a close fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained. Hard Maple is hard and heavy with good strength properties, in particular its high resistance to abrasion and wear. We use only the higher quality grades of Hard Maple lumber for our products.
In most respects soft maple is very similar to hard maple. Generally soft maple sapwood is greyish white. The heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Soft Maple is usually straight-grained and has low shock resistance. Soft maple is about 25 percent less hard than hard maple. The soft maple we use for our products is selected for a white color. We use only the higher quality grades of Soft Maple lumber for our products.