custom woodworking

Our custom industrial dye chucks and our butcher block countertops are created, by hand, with the finest care in the North woods of Wisconsin.  Each board is hand picked, free of defects and produced with the utmost attention to detail.  Here at Northern Woodwork we create natural functional and stunning wood products for your industry, home, office or cabin

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We deliver hand made, beautiful wood products.
Each project is carefully planned, masterfully created and guaranteed to last.

Fully Customizable

Customized butcherblock wood countertops made exactly to your specifications.

Customer Service

Northern Woodwork is always here for our customers, we value your business and understand your needs.

Amazing Support

Our work on our butcherblock countertops is guaranteed and we stand behind that and our work. 

Creative Design

Need something non-traditional, we can help design and create stunningly beautiful creations.

Responsive Team

Our team at Northern Woodwork has over 60 years of combined wood crafting experience.

Efficient Ordering

At Northern Woodwork, our automated order system allows us to get it right, and get it right the first time.

Creative & Beautiful Wood Products That Are Truly Unique Masterpieces
Cutting Boards, Countertops, Custom Projects & More

We are an experienced team with over 60 years experience, our team is extremely passionate about delivering the highest quality products. Always using the most efficient tools & technology on the market, so that you can keep up with the demand of your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the common questions that our customers have asked us and may help answer a few of yours.
Feel free to reach out to us if you need any information.

How do I Clean My Butcherblock Counter Top?

If you have your block finished with a varnish, simply wipe as needed with soap/water and a clean cloth.  If your butcher block is finished with a food safe natural oil, Scrape off any caked-on dirt and wipe away crumbs. Next, add a few drops of dish soap to a wet sponge, and give the butcher block a good scrub.

Scrubbing along the grain of the wood will make the countertops cleaner. Rinse the sponge, and wipe the counter down with the rinsed sponge. Disinfect. While wood has anti-bacterial properties, you should still disinfect a butcher block countertop.

After you've cleaned it off, spray a mixture of white vinegar and water on the surface, spread it around with a damp cloth, let it soak in for a minute or two, and then wipe it off.

How Often Should I Oil My Butcherblock?

To protect both the wood and your health, it's important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. We recommend oiling your butcher block at least once a week for the first month. After the first month, if you take the time to clean and oil your butcher block about once a month, you can be assured it will last a lifetime.

  • It's equally important that you NOT over-oil butcher block. Over-oiling can cause wood fibers to prematurely break down.
  • In rare instances, mineral oil will raise the grain of the wood very slightly on new blocks, leaving a patch that’s rough to the touch. This is a natural reaction, NOT a product defect. Roughness can be alleviated easily by lightly sanding the affected area and reapplying oil. Repeat the process as necessary until the block
    remains smooth.
  • Keep butcher blocks out of direct sunlight and do not allow water or other liquids to stand.

How Do I Remove Stains?

Sand the butcher block using 150 grit fine sandpaper either with or without a palm sander to create a very smooth kitchen countertop. Once again, only sand in the direction of the grain and clean the surface with a tack cloth to remove the sanding dust. Once the stain has been sanded out, re-oil with a food safe mineral oil to restore and protect the grain of the wood.

Depending on the severity of the stain/s and if it needs to be restored, you can also stir a teaspoon of powdered oxygen bleach (sodium percarbonate) into a cup of hot water until it dissolves. Wearing a nitrile glove, dip a stiff, nylon-bristle scrub brush into the
solution and scrub the wood for a couple of minutes. Re-dip as needed to keep the surface wet. The mix will foam slightly, then subside.

How Much Will It Cost?

Use our online order forms to determine project cost and see real time pricing information.

Can You Create Something Custom For Me?

If you have a special project that doesn't fit the exact products we have listed, feel free to contact us and we can help determine the best way to get your important project figured out.