Earlier this year, we showed you our handmade butcher block (and how to refinish it naturally). Rarely used as a butcher block because of the layout of our previous apartment, I longed for a way to use it in the kitchen. Lo and behold, built into this beautiful piece was something that became a much more useful (and used) tool.
We love finding uses for things at home that don't get a lot of face time, and especially when doing so keeps us from buying something new.
When moving the butcher block, we discovered a piece of it that came out accidentally. Turns out, this piece happened to be exactly the width of our new kitchen counter. So, we removed the piece of wood from its former home, the butcher block, and moved it to its new home—the kitchen counter.
It was an unexpected find, and we were happy to take it from one piece of furniture and use it as a functioning part of our kitchen.
The lesson we learned here? When on the hunt for a specific item (in this case, a large cutting board for the kitchen), don't forget to turn over every rock before buying something new.
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(Image: Amber Byfield for Re-Nest)