Why People Call “Butcher Blocks”?
The butcher block was originally a surface on which butchers could split large portions of meat into cuts using cleavers and other knives (hence the name). They would use a thick piece of hardwood like maple, cherry, oak, and walnut due to their durability, with the grain pointing upwards. This made it more durable so that it could stand up to all the hacking over time.
This ability to use the surface for making the food as well as eating on it is what separates a real butcher block table – like the dining tables that are getting all the hype – from ordinary blocks of thick wood that use the name. Not all thick slabs of wood can handle the same stress as “traditional” butcher blocks, but a real butcher block dining table should be able to handle the work of a cutting board and tabletop.
What’s The Hype Surround Butcher Block Dining Tables?
Many people want to furnish their kitchens or dining rooms with butcher block tables these days. A lot of hype is the same reason live edge tables are in demand: they look strong and keep the natural grains intact! This means that even if you don’t plan on carving up chunks of beef on the table’s surface, a butcher block will be beautiful to look at.
Face-grain butcher blocks lay boards to form a streamlined surface. The look is mostly superficial, as chopping and cutting can leave marks on the wood.
Edge-grain butcher blocks are strong and stable. The furniture maker places longer boards on their sides and joins them along the narrow edges to form the table’s surface. Depending on the length of the wood, the boards can be continuous with no joints or random lengths fit together with finger joints.
End-grain butcher blocks use rectangular blocks arranged on their ends rather than on their sides. It’s got the old-timey look of past butcher blocks, showing off the growth rings of the pieces of wood. End-grain surfaces are great for cutting, as the look camouflages any knife marks. It’s also easier on knife edges, as the blade slides into the grain rather than against it!
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