How do I attach a butcher block to an old dresser?

Kim Taylor
by Kim Taylor

I have an old dresser that I was to turn into my kitchen island. I want to attach a butcher block top to the dresser and make a shelf on the side for my cookbooks. And I’m not sure how to attach the butcher block to the top without messing up the dresser.

  5 answers
  • Lynn Lynn on Aug 26, 2018

    Here's a good 'how to' video to get you started. I'm not sure how you'd attach a piece of butcher block to the top though without messing up/removing the top piece.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 26, 2018

    You could drill holes underneath and put long screws in from the bottom.

  • Hi Kim,

    As long as you don't plan to use it again as a dresser, you could attach the butcher block to the top of the dresser with liquid nails. I agree with Lynn that it will be hard to attach the butcher block without messing up the top of the dresser.

  • Natalie Jarnstedt Natalie Jarnstedt on Aug 27, 2018

    Havre you seen those commercials for FLEX glue, tape, paint? I've used the tape and got some of the glue to replace some loose little tiles in the pool (works under water, too) - just a dab or two on top of your dresser would do it to attach the butcher block - BUT be careful to position it perfectly (there are no do-overs!).

  • Kathy Moody Kathy Moody on Aug 27, 2018

    You can use pieces of wooden molding attached to both the dresser and the butcher-block board to hold them together