One Minute Tip: Oil Your Butcher Block

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Today's One Minute Tip comes from Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, who recommends this technique not only for butcher blocks, but for cutting boards and other wooden kitchen items as well. He also recommends using Beeswax Oil (not pictured in this video).• The Star: Well, we all know Maxwell. He reminds us of Mr. Rogers, could teach you how to "Dougie", and once upon a time, a long long time ago, he started a sweet little blog called Apartment Therapy. He's also written a couple of books you should read (see below).

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References:
How to Resurface Your Butcher Block Quickly and Well
Vintage Butcher Blocks in the Kitchen
Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions
Apartment Therapy Presents: The Eight Step Home Cure

(disclaimer: MAXWELL DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO DOUGIE.)

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