15 DIY Butcher Block Projects

Ever since the beginning of time, man has found many useful purposes for wood. Now that we’ve become the era of DIY projects, many people have even more creative ideas and plans for their exta wood lying around. Check out these awesome projects if you are feeling hands on and want to build something beautiful for your home!

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Photo Source: lialina

If you do a lot of entertaining and like to serve your guests wine and hors d’oeuvres, this is a lovely project for you! This rolling wood cart has four tiers, making it very easy to roll out your wines, crackers, cheese, plates and glasses. Show your friends & family what a magnificent host or hostess you can be!

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Photo Source: wood-countertop

Love having wood for your counter top? Then this one’s perfect for you! This butcher block counter top features an interlocked pattern of Walnut, Maple, and White Oak. It was designed by a homeowner in New York and is 3″ thick. Don’t you just love the color combinations?


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Photo Source: Pinterest

This is a great idea if you want a kitchen island, but you want it on a budget! This is a re-purposed table, they have swapped the top for a butcher block so you can do all your cutting right there on there on the surface. They also added some side racks for hand towels and a storage shelf beneath! Very creative and useful!

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Photo Source: hgtv

Do you have children that are little aspiring chefs and just love to help you cook in your kitchen? Well this is a cute project for that. This is a children’s cooking prep cart. All you need to do is assign them a job, and give them their materials! Now they can work away while you have all the counter space to yourself!

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Photo Source: diymontreal

This is an awesome project for you to try out and probably the simplest out of all of them. This is a butcher block that has had holes drilled into it to place copper caps and hands, in order to turn it into a chic & modern looking clock!


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Photo Source: rio

Who said back splashes have to be tile? Maybe you should try creating one out a beautiful natural looking wood!

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Photo Source: hgtv

The designer took advantage of angles to create this piece. It is a woven wooden headboard that expands upwards onto the angled part of the ceiling. Headboards can get expensive and some of them are cheaply made, why not make your own and know exactly what you are getting!

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Photo Source: galleryplus

This is an industrial style butcher block dining table with cast iron legs. This would be the perfect project for you if you love reinventing old pieces of vintage furniture!

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Photo Source: nanobuffet

This vintage butcher block was re purposed to be made into an office table. This is a truly unique design and has metal pipes that serves as the tables legs. This would be the perfect addition to a masculine, business office.

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Photo Source: decorating

This wonderful butcher block island counter is made from cherry and walnut wood. The checkerboard design using the different woods really adds some depth and color to this space!

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Photo Source: tremost

This is another beautiful butcher block dining table. This would be an awesome project if you have a country style kitchen and have been wanting a new table!


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Photo Source: tophousewares

This contemporary butcher block/work table is very useful to have around. Maybe you just want to make a small mess, and keep everything in one area while you’re working. Well this is perfect, because you can store all your necessities underneath while you work on the surface. Talk about easy clean up!

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Photo Source: decorating

Maybe you weren’t planning on having the entire top of your island as a butchering block. That’s okay, it doesn’t have to be! These homeowners just figured it’d be easier to keep their cutting board out all the time, rather than having to go search for it every time they need to chop something up. So they incorporated a small one into the top of their island!

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Photo Source: mobshield

Love listening to music while cooking? Try installing a radio into your butcher block cart! This way you can dance and sing your heart out while you julienne those carrots! All right within reach!

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Photo Source: furnitureideas

This custom made butcher block/rolling kitchen cart is just perfectly practical for the kind of person who entertains often! This design features cabinets and drawers to fit everything you’ll need to store from plates, to glasses, to spoons and forks and towels.

Out of all the ideas that we shared with you, we hope to have inspired you a bit to start your own DIY project!

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