The butcher block countertops shown in this gallery are end grain construction. This style of butcher block can be crafted from over 60 species. Many of the butcherblock countertops shown are used for direct chopping and food preparation. A butcher block island can contain a sink, as we specially treat the opening with our proprietary sealants to ensure worry free use around water. Butcher Block countertops are safe to use around stoves when properly installed. These organic surfaces ship in two to three weeks (14 to 21 days) and arrive with a comprehensive lifetime warranty. Click on each thumbnail image below to launch a full size version of the image and learn more about the interior design of the space.