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If you’re converting a van into a campervan, you might be looking for a durable and functional material to use for your countertop. One option that can provide both of these qualities is a butcher block. Here’s how you can use a butcher block to create a beautiful custom campervan countertop:
- Choose the Right Size
Measure the area where you want to install the countertop and choose a butcher block that fits the dimensions. You can find butcher blocks in a variety of sizes, and some stores can even cut them to your specific measurements.
- Choose the Right Wood
Butcher blocks come in a variety of woods, such as maple, oak, and walnut. Choose a wood that matches your van’s decor and your personal style. Some woods are more durable than others, so consider the amount of wear and tear the countertop will experience.
- Install the Butcher Block
Once you have your butcher block, you’ll need to install it onto your campervan’s counter frame. You can use screws or adhesive to secure it in place. Be sure to choose a method that is strong and durable enough to withstand the vibrations of the road.
- Seal the Butcher Block
To protect your butcher block from stains, scratches, and water damage, you’ll need to seal it. You can use food-grade mineral oil or a commercial sealant to do this. Apply the sealant according to the manufacturer’s instructions and let it dry completely before using the countertop.
- Maintain the Butcher Block
To keep your butcher block in good condition, you’ll need to maintain it regularly. Clean it with mild soap and warm water, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. You can also periodically reapply the sealant to keep the wood protected.
In conclusion, a butcher block can make a beautiful and durable countertop for your campervan. With the right size, wood, installation, sealing, and maintenance, you can create a custom countertop that adds both function and style to your van’s interior.
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What is the best wood to use for Butcher block countertops?
Maple wood is one of the best and most popular for butcher block counters because it’s hard. Cherry and red oak offer rich color for your campervan countertop. Butcher block can also be crafted from bamboo.
How do you protect wood countertops?
Seal the countertop to protect it from water and other liquids.
- Apply coats of polyurethane to the butcher block
- Select a urethane that is FDA approved to ensure the substance is safe to be in contact with your food.
- Apply at least 3 coats to get a good, solid coating.
- Or use a natural oil made for eating countertops
- This walnut wood countertop measures 48 inches long, 25 inches wide, and is 1.5 inches thick
- Penetrating Oil Finish: Natural wood surface is finished with the same food-safe oil John Boos uses on their world famous cutting boards, allowing you to use the countertop as a cutting surface
- Proudly Made in the USA by skilled craftspeople. Made from sustainably harvested American Black Walnut Wood.
- Easy Maintenance: Re-oil the countertop periodically using John Boos Mystery oil (sold separately on Amazon) to preserve durability and beauty. Wooden Countertops are a low maintenance alternative to marble and granite.
- Edge grain walnut wood countertop is constructed with full length exterior rails and random finger-jointed interior rails for unique color variations. Please note: this item is not intended to be reversible and the underside on some tops may show light imperfections that will not appear when installed and do not impact the function of the top. This allows us to honor each piece of high grade wood and our commitment to sustainability.
- Since the first day grizzly started we have been using these maple workbench tops in our shipping and service departments we estimate that we have o
- We estimate that we have over 200 tops in use and expect them to be in service for the next 50 years. our workbench tops are made of solid 1-3/4-Inch
- The tops bottoms and all edges are sealed and the appearance is clear satin smooth low sheen and natural in color
Create your own custom campervan countertop
Grizzly Industrial Solid Maple Cabinet Top 36″ here on Amazon
- Genuine Baltic Birch Workbench top
- Net size 1.5″ x 30″ x 60″. Weight 63 Lbs. Made from solid glued birch wood strips.
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Adjustable Table Pedestal Stand Leg Base Mount Frame 22-28 Inch Aluminum Finish Removable for RV Camper Marine Boat Caravan Motorhome Galley USA Stock
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