End grain butcher block is good looking and practical. In fact, a well-made table can last for years and become a piece of heritage furniture that will be passing on from generation to generation. A butcher table is a useful addition to any kitchen. Restoring a use or damage table to its former beauty is not a difficult task. But it takes time and attention to detail. Once the work is done, you will have a block butcher table that will compete with anyone in the market in beauty and function. Due to the work involve in the restoration of one of these tables. They can often find use in thrift stores and flea markets. Place the electric hand sander with 120 grit sandpaper. Of the sand on the surface of the table and all areas in which the sander fits.
This will remove any existing finish and facilitates the removal of dents or scratches on the end grain butcher block countertops. The goal is to sand the board back to a bare wood state. Fold a 120 grit sanding sheet in half and hand sanding the areas that the sander has failed or could not be reached. Once again, the sand on the surface strewn with bare wood. Moisten a lint-free cloth in mineral spirits and clean all surfaces of the board. This will remove any remaining dust left by sanding. Repeat the sanding process, for the first time the 240-grit sandpaper and then again with the 300 grit. Always rubbing with mineral spirits in the sanding medium. Mix equal amounts of mineral or tung oil and mineral spirits in a container or bucket.
Mineral alcohols will help to thin the oil for easier application. Work with the end grain butcher block cutting board and apply the oil mixture to the uniform and soft table with a soft and clean cloth. Allow the oil mixture to penetrate the wood and dry. Apply a second clear, again allowing the mixing to drying. Continue applying layers of the oil mixture until the board no longer absorb the oil. Clean remaining on the table of any excess oil at the end of the finishing process. Allow the board to dry completely, 12 to 24 hours, before use. If you do not have access to a manual electric sander, you can use a palm sanding block or sandpaper wrapped around a block of wood. But this will be slower and less likely to give the desired flat and smooth surface.