Brooklyn Butcher Blocks offers beautiful butcher blocks all handmade by Nils Wessell. I got the chance to spend an early Monday morning in his workshop to see how a butcher block was made. Nils told me that on a good day it’ll take him about 3-4 hours to make 1 block but of course that doesn’t count for the hours it take to let the glue dry. And since he cut the same butcher block twice to make end grain blocks, he will have to glue and dry the pieces twice.
After making sure the block is perfectly flat and straight he sands it down until smooth. After an overnight dip in mineral oil (which gives the block it’s nice dark color), the block is then given a nice shine with Nils’ homemade beewax.
If you want to learn more about Nils Wessell and Brooklyn Butcher Blocks, check out this excellent interview over at Cheery Observations.
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