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« on: November 09, 2012, 10:44:04 AM »

I need help figuring out if this butcher block is an antique or not? In other words, is it cash or trash? I'm wondering what a "ballpark" value would be for it. If it's no good, I'll break it and use for fire wood.

Also, should I refinish it to increase it's value? I could do that too.




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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 10:49:31 AM »

Cash, not trash !! I personally would just lightly sand and oil it !!  More for cleanliness than anything else !! Don`t try to remove all the signs of age !! Before that, 2 tbsp bleach in a quart of water and spray and clean well !! Wood holds all kinds of bacteria if not cleaned regularly with disinfectant !!
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 10:55:38 AM »

Cash, not trash !! I personally would just lightly sand and oil it !!  More for cleanliness than anything else !! Don`t try to remove all the signs of age !! Before that, 2 tbsp bleach in a quart of water and spray and clean well !! Wood holds all kinds of bacteria if not cleaned regularly with disinfectant !!

Thank you Mart. Any idea of the value of it when cleaned up? If it's only $50-$100 it's probably not worth the time/effort.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 11:29:54 AM »


That should be an "easy" sale for say $350 without any cleaning up.

Place an AD in your local paper because those are like trying to move a piano. One needs a pick-up truck and a helper to "get er dun".

Here is one on E-bay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-Maple-Butcher-Block-Dovetail-Joints-Legs-Kitchen-Island-Table-/110974090954?

And here are a bunch more.

http://www.pricedumper.com/antique+butcher+blocks?campid=5336673245
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 11:37:43 AM »

Your block looks like the one we have in the middle of our kitchen. It's probably the most used item in the house.
If you decide to clean it up, use "Food grade mineral oil" to keep it from drying out.
Depending on size, price it at $250 to 400 for a quick sale.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 11:41:28 AM »

Thank you for the help. I will definitely restore it and ensure it has a good home for many years to come.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 11:47:42 AM »

Wow! Thanks for posting the butcher block table. Had no idea the value would be so high. Will keep an eye out from now on for sure.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 12:41:54 PM »

Thats pretty much right on price for most I have seen !!  Few were even higher in my area but fairly new !!
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