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Martha T

12:24PM | 01/23/99
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What kind of unfinished wood should I get for a kitchen butcher block? I've hear Maple is best, but its pretty expensive out here on West Coast. Would Pine work just as well?

(By the way: Great tip on this bulletin board about using "Good Stuff" to finish butcher blocks.)

Mike from Homeworks

02:28PM | 01/25/99
Martha,

Save yourself some time and aggravation. Go with a maple butcher block. Pine is just to soft for this application. The maple can takes lots of abuse and be resanded and sealed. Check out the website at www.mapleblock.com

Mike

Steve C

12:55PM | 01/29/99
I saw a really nice butcher block made out of recycled shipping pallet material.
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