Cabinets. Today. Butcherblock Ordered (Good Ikea substitut found)

10 years ago

It's all coming together y'all. My cabinets are coming today (and I will post pictures as soon as I have them). We'll be working on installing today and tomorrow.

But even more importantly, I found a pretty darn good source for butcherblock that fit my budget (ie really cheap). has a few varieties of wood including something called Mirvana which looks pretty close to Oak on the sample we got. It comes in 1 7/8 (almost a full 2" so it's burly) and is only $400 + $150 shipping for a 42" x 96" slab for our eating / prep peninsula. It's not quite Ikea cheap, but it is thicker than Ikea and more importantly, it's available. Yay for available.

Here's a shot from the website of the Mirvana unfinished, and it's very true to the sample we got. It darkened up nicely with just mineral oil too, which is what we plan to use to finish.

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