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Antique Reclaimed Butchers Blocks

UKAA have in stock a large range of antique second hand original Butchers Blocks.

Original antique reclaimed salvaged traditional butchers block made from beech and elm fully refurbished here in our workshops ready for delivery worldwide

They are constructed from Maple and the wood grain turned up on end this gives the butchers block its original and unique look.  It is made from a hard maple because of its very tight grain. An iron bar goes through the block from end to end which can be turned to re tighten the maple blocks.  Due to the way they are cleaned using hot water and a scrubbing brush the blocks will expand and contract and it is a very clever design.

Antique reclaimed chunky traditional Victorian butchers chopping block fully refurbished in our workshops and ready to be used as a kitchen island

A butcher would have used the block for the cutting and preparation of the meat.  You can tell a good old block due to the wavy appearance, this due to the years of cleaning by the butcher he would have scrubbed the block each night with a metal scrubbing brush.

Antique reclaimed Victorian chunky traditional butchers chopping block fully refurbished in our workshops and can be painted in a colour of your choice  
An early Victorian butchers block would have sat on a good sturdy pine bases with large drawers, the drawers would have had lovely iron handles.

Vintage original antique butchers block fully refurnished in our workshops ready for delivery worldwide

The blocks come in various sizes but the most popular sizes would have been between 4ft and 6ft long and were normally no wider than 3ft.

Antique butchers block tables traditional style salvaged from shops in the UK fully refurbished and ready for delivery 
A later butcher’s block would have had a stainless steel base but the actual construction of the butchers blocks have not changed over the years.

Vintage original antique butchers block on industrial metal base fully refurbished and waxed in our workshops ready for immediate disptach 
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Second hand antique reclaimed butchers block in a traditional style with drawers fully refurbished and ready to view in our warehouse

The Modern Method Of Cleaning Your Butchers Block

Wooden butcher blocks are beautiful additions to your kitchen, providing a sturdy work surface with the warmth and beauty of wood. However, to protect both the wood and your health, it’s important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed.
If you take the time to clean and oil your butchers block about once a month, you can be assured it will last a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know to properly maintain your butcher block.
This project takes a total of about half an hour, but it’s broken up due to drying time.
Materials Needed:
• Natural soap or dish soap
• Scrubbing sponge
• Scrubbing brush
• White vinegar
• Lemon juice
• Table salt
• Mineral oil or other sealing oil
• Clean cloth or paper towels
• Butcher Block Oils

There are several options for sealing butcher blocks, including

• Food Grade Mineral Oil: This is the top choice for butcher blocks, and it’s the primary ingredient in commercial sealing products. Look for food grade mineral oil in your local pharmacy – it’s also sold as a laxative – and it’ll be much cheaper in the pharmacy than in the hardware store. Mineral oil will give your butcher block a light honey colour.
• Raw Linseed Oil: A form of flax oil. Use raw linseed oil, rather than boiled, since boiled oil can contain metallic dryers that aren’t considered food-safe.
• Walnut Oil* or Almond Oil*: These oils can be found at most gourmet grocery stores.

Antique reclaimed butchers chopping block on a waxed base fully refurbished in our workshops and available to view in our showroom

Using A butchers Block As A Kitchen Central Islands

We source a lot of original tops that we can then use for a central island.
We make bespoke base units that can be tailored to your needs.
We can paint the base unit in a colour of your choice and you can design the base.
We can paint for you in any make of paint for example Farrow & Ball or Little Greene to match your kitchen units or to compliment them.
We have made lots of bespoke base units some with drawers and some with shelves so that you can use a nice rustic basket to store your vegetables or bread. We can mix and match for you so you could have drawers and shelves.  The drawers can be accessed from both sides which is brilliant for a central island.
We can make the unit any height so that it can be used as a breakfast bar.

Butchers Table Available at UKAA
Small antique reclaimed butchers block in a traditional style with drawers fully refurbished and painted your colour choice ready to view in our showroom

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Butchers Block Island Available to View at UKAA

Fully refurbished antique reclaimed butchers chopping block ideal to use in a country kitchen as a kitchen island available to view in our showroom Butchers Block Trolley Available from UKAA
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