Hire a Pro Advice: Restore Butcher Block

Learn who to contact to restore a damaged or stained butcher block countertop or table.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Restoring butcher block can be done by just about any tradesman or handyman. You'll usually find they advertise in local newspapers and are listed as "Handyman Service" in the Yellow Pages. If there's a bulletin board in a hardware store or home center you may find postings of their business cards. Plan to call a handyman service when you have more than one job. Often they charge a minimum fee to cover the expense of traveling so make it worthwhile for you and the handyman. If you have to take off work to be home for the repair work, you'll benefit from having more than one job on your house "to do" list checked off.