Tips for Staining a Butcher Block Kitchen Island

Your butcher block doesn’t need a special stain to be food safe. Just follow Danny’s and Joe’s advice to finish it properly.

Listener Question:

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Nov. 10 broadcast:

Manny from Michigan asks, “Can I stain a butcher block island (approx 4 feet by 8 feet) safely? I currently apply mineral oil to keep it looking new. I don’t chop any food on it. It currently has a light pine look but I want to darken it up. We do eat on it (with plates of course).
“Do I have to sand it down? What do I have to do to keep the wife happy?”

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Nov. 10 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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