Butcher block dining table tops are complemented by a kitchen or dining room by adding a utilitarian feel to the room. A bit of difficulty in the wood is to be expected, but in excess it can lead to fractures and cracks that reduce the longevity of the board. The causes of the cracks include changes in temperature and humidity and the wood drying out. Regular maintenance is needed to keep your table well oiled and smooth. You can repair any crack itself if they are smaller than a couple of inches wide. Otherwise, seek professional help.
Remove dirt and grime on your butcher block dining table with soap and a damp sponge. Wipe it with a towel, and provide more time for the surface to dry completely. Use sandpaper to remove plastic debris around the crack. Start with a medium grain and finish with a fine grain. Apply enough wood filler from a spatula to fill the crack. Work the filler material into the crack. Wipe away any excess filler with the knife.
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Butcher block dining table, allow the filling to dry for at least 24 hours. Use fine-grained sandpaper to soften the fill of cracks after it has dried, as well as any other indentations or grooves you have discovered on the surface of your butcher block. Apply butcher block oil or mineral oil liberally to avoid future cracking and to extend the life of your table. Apply once a month or as needed to prevent the wood from drying out.