Should I put butcher block countertops in around my kitchen sink?

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I want do a cheap remodel and have an inexpensive piece of butcher block. How long will it really last near water if I poli 3 coats?
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  • Susan Savarese Susan Savarese on May 12, 2017
    Hi Wendy: I've seen butcher block countertops many times. My island is butcher block and I use it all the time and it's fine. I have no poly on it at all. Of course it's not near the sink though. I think it'll be fine and look fantastic.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 16, 2017
    You may find yourself having to recoat it if you use polyurethane . I'd consider a marine sealant , just because of the exposure to the water .

  • Jody Fredricks Jody Fredricks on May 16, 2017
    I put the marine sealant on a dresser that I converted into a vanity and it holds up great. 1-2 coats, let dry over night, done.

  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on May 18, 2017
    I bought my butcher blocks at Ikea, they come pre-sealed. I never resealed them or anything. A year and half later they look as good as new. I oil them up every other month and that's it.

  • Wendy Bresnahan Wendy Bresnahan on May 19, 2017
    i love them but was afraid of the water. This answers my question. Thanks.