Custom Butcher Block Countertops

Premium Butcher Block Island Tops & More

Fully Custom Butcher Block Countertops Designed By You

Combining more than 100 years of experience, J. Thompson Tops has created gorgeous, completely unique custom butcher block countertops, island tops, and dining tables for nearly four decades. We’ve worked with homeowners across the country to build full custom pieces that enhance the interior design of their homes, built exactly to their specifications and design choices. Based out of North Carolina, we create butcher block countertops and island tops for customers all over the United States, only using the finest domestic and worldwide kiln-dried wood. Our craftsmanship is unmatched, helping you add a striking centerpiece to your kitchen for years to come. Learn more about our custom butcher block countertop design process and contact us today to discuss your vision and receive a free quote!

1 1/2"+ Face Grain Island Top with Undermount Sink and Mineral Oil and Beeswax Finish

Why Choose J. Thompson Tops?

  • 35+ Years Experience
  • Master Craftsmanship
  • Exceptional Kiln-Dried Wood
  • Fully Custom Design
  • 14 Different Wood Species

Why Choose Custom Butcher Block Countertops?

Custom butcher block countertops combine the tremendous warm textures of wood with the upscale, luxury aesthetic of a premium kitchen. Built with chefs and avid cooking enthusiasts in mind, butcher block countertops and island tops are made to withstand knives and other demands of those using their countertops for more than just looking at. And by the way, customer butcher block countertops and islands aren’t bad for that either!

Butcher Block Countertops

Originally designed and built for chefs, butcher block countertops are made in end grain construction because it’s the preferred chopping surface by chefs as it’s the kindest to knives and keeping them sharp. They’re also long-lasting and tend to be self-healing as most knife marks disappear after cleaning.

Combined with gas ranges, farm sinks, and other premium kitchen upgrades, custom butcher block countertops allow homeowners to make the most of their time in the kitchen, providing them a serious workspace for cooking. Butcher block countertops can also be used in the form of inserts for cutting boards in other countertop materials.

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Hard Maple

Butcher Block Island Tops

If you’re not looking to create the look of butcher block throughout the kitchen, a custom butcher block island top is a great alternative. An island top provides you with the cooking workspace you need and a beautiful, unique centerpiece for the entire space. In fact, butcher block island tops are the most popular use of the butcher block style in kitchens!

A tremendous benefit of customer butcher block island tops is that they can be made for any shape or size unlike stone slabs, which have unsightly seams. Butcher block islands are also safe to use with under-mount sinks and stove cutouts. You can even create smaller, moveable butcher block islands.

Butcher Block Dining Tables

While you may not think of butcher block dining tables as a traditional choice, they are growing in popularity, especially in smaller kitchens as a creative way to create additional cooking and preparing space.

Butcher block tables are perfect as a cutting surface for chopping vegetables and wash up quickly as easily, in addition to serving as a dining table for the family or guests. However, large custom butcher block dining tables can work as a great statement piece as it allows you to create a very large table without the need for seams.

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We make it easy to order your bespoke wood countertop. We’ll get the details we need from you before offering a quote you can use to move forward. Get started today. 

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If you’re ready to give us the green light, all we need is an email, a signature, and a 50% deposit. We’ll get to work crafting your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Learn more.

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We use only the finest kiln-dried lumber over a three-week period to create gorgeous results for you. Once your countertop is finished, we’ll ship it to you. Learn more today.

What Are You Waiting For? Request Your FREE Quote Today!

Proudly made right here in the United States, J. Thompson Tops offers the finest custom woodworking in the country. We work with you to create a statement centerpiece that you won’t find in any other home in the world. Our custom butcher block countertops, island tops, and dining tables are built and shipped to you, where you or your builder can have them easily installed. Add a stunning element to your home’s kitchen, and contact us today for a free quote!