Butcher Block Countertops with Juice Grooves

Custom Maple Butcher Block with Juice GroovesButcher Block Countertops with Juice Grooves are often requested when the butcher block will be used for direct chopping and food preparation. Juice Grooves collect moisture from fruits, meats and vegetables. Another term for Juice Grooves is Blood Grooves. Juice Grooves help to avoid messes, such as drips of moistures onto the floor. They are commonly used on smaller butcher block countertops that flank both sides of the stove. The Maple Butcher Block Countertop shown above is an example of a Juice Groove designed around one section of the countertop and into the undermount sink.

Juice Grooves Designed to Drain into Sinks

Pictured is a butcher block with a square undermount sink cutout and five faucet holes.

The Juice Grooves in this butcher block are designed to collect all moistures and drain directly into the sink, keeping the food preparation surface clean and easy to maintain.

This is a brilliant design that not only looks remarkable, but is extremely functional.


This is a butcher block with a circle undermount sink cutout and three faucet holes.

The Juice Grooves are designed around a portion of the butcher block, creating a food preparation area that collects all moistures and drain directly into the sink.


Juice Grooves Designed to Run Along Outer Edges

Pictured is a square shaped butcher block cutting board with Juice Grooves that run along the outer edges.

The Juice Grooves are designed to collect all the moistures created during food preparation.

This design allows the food preparation area to be easily cleaned and accessible.


Pictured is a circle shaped butcher block cutting board with Juice Grooves that run along the outer edges.

The Juice Grooves are designed to collect all the moistures created during food preparation, allowing this area to be easily maintained and accessible.


Designing | Butcher Block Countertops with Juice Grooves

Designing Butcher Block Countertops with Juice Grooves can be as simple or complex as you desire. The most popular Countertop Edge Profiles are simple eased or Roundover Edge Profiles. In contrast, adding a Juice Groove to a more complex edge detail results in a very beautiful and functional piece. The grooves can be done in a basic border, or can be carved in as a design feature such as a tree, name or any shape. Juice grooves that frame the butcherblock remain the most popular. The grooves can also be carved to drain into a sink as shown below. If you have a specific design you are interested in, please email or fax us a drawing.

Finishing | Butcher Block Countertops with Juice Grooves

Butcher Blocks with Juice Grooves are finished with Grothouse Original Oil™. The oil is heavy duty and hypoallergenic, it contains no nut oils and can be used safely for homeowners and their guests that have nut allergies. Butcher Blocks should be oiled regularly to protect the wood. A good rule of thumb is to oil the butcher block a minimum of once per month or when the wood appears visually dry. The frequency of oiling will vary based on the environment and cleaning products used on the butcher block. Butcher Blocks cannot be finished with our Durata® Finish and cannot be stained.

Butcher Block Countertops with Juice Grooves ship in two to three weeks and arrive with a lifetime warranty.