How to: Fix Dings in Butcher Block

My beautiful black shiny counters were a bit of a causality in the whole ‘move kitchen cabinets 4″ down‘ exercise. I wasn’t really looking for a solution – I figured that just as well, it was bound to happen eventually, with use. But then I came across this post on Apartment Therapy, suggesting that it was possible to get dings out of wood counters. Intrigued, I decided to give it a whirl last night.

*This is just one (smaller one) of several dings that we’ve now got.

HOW TO: Fix Dings in Butcher Block

First step is to apply water – since out counter tops are sealed for water proof not sure that this step did much here.

Apply a wet paper towel over the ding.

Go over the spot with iron on high for 3-5 minutes. That’s actually a long time to stand there, ironing your counter top. But it really takes that long.

See if it worked! You can still spot a tiny dent there, but only if you look rally, really hard!

  • Steve Bory

    Wow! This will definitely come in handy for us. Thanks for the tip!