When we bought our house I was so excited to have all Granite countertops. They are Super functional easy to clean and keep clean and on and on… BUT I Live in a track home area where all the houses have the same upgraded Granite on the inside… So when we go to our neighbors for blocks on end the kitchens are THE SAME… except of course for the decorations. I wanted something different yet needed something affordable to change the look. And then came Butcher Block counter tops (I guess it was really more like they made a come back- like 80′s fashion) I was immedietly in awww or like SUPER like mode. So the mission started- luckily one day while dropping into a friends house (in a different neighborhood)- she had them- the butcher block counters- so it made my search so much easier. The project was now set in motion and Hubby was in Total agreement.