My Kitchen Remodel DIY Butcher Block Countertops

I've been really busy on my kitchen remodel but I'm almost finished. Here are some pictures of my new butcher block cabinets with a thick poly finish. The cost for custom was outrageous so I made my own for a fraction of the cost! So shiny, so easy to care for, and so pretty. You can go to my blog the DIY information at
Apply heat to remove bubbles in poly
Finished bar
Laying the red oak flooring to make counter tops
Peggy H

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  • Cornelia Bodo-Price
    on Feb 22, 2017

    How has it stood up and what did you do around the sink? Brilliant! Cornelia

  • Cornelia Bodo-Price
    on Feb 22, 2017

    Hi Peggy - how has it stood up since you did the original install?

    • Peggy Hale
      on Feb 22, 2017

      Hi Cornelia, It has held up surprisingly well with only a few scratches here and there. I've been very pleased. Oh, I just used a clear caulk around the sink.

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  • Peggy Hale
    on Aug 10, 2015

    Wendy we removed the old counter and replaced it with the oak flooring.

  • Jean Myles
    on Jan 9, 2016

    Great idea .Your counters look really nice. I need to keep this in mind for when I get to redoing mine. It wont be long I'm just about finish painting my upper kitchen cabinets. Ty for sharing.

    • Peggy Hale
      on Jan 12, 2016

      @Jean Myles good luck with your kitchen remodel. I'm still loving mine. :)

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