Grothouse crafted a custom Sapele Mahogany butcher block countertop measuring 2-1/2″ thick x 37-3/4″ wide x 43-1/2″long in End Grain construction. The butcher block is coated with The Original Oil, an ideal finish for chopping surfaces as it is hypo-allergenic and so safe you can drink it. The butcher block created a much needed food preparation space and the Mahogany contrasts nicely with the soap stone perimeter countertops.
The Project: The renovation of a 1915 Dutch Colonial Revival in Newton Centre, a suburban community a few miles west of Boston.
Program: #2915 Newton Centre Project, Part 15 of 16
Original Air Date: January 16, 2010
Grothouse Highlight: Paul Grothouse discusses The Original Oil finish, types of woods and construction of butcher block countertops.
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