Lately, I've been drooling over antique butcher blocks. This is probably because my kitchen is about to inherit one from the early 1900's and I can hardly wait! While I already have a plan in store for mine, I've become fascinated by how others are incorporating them into their kitchens.
While they might be old and timeworn, they are being reinvented from the typical butcher shop find and their practicality is never more relevant. Nowadays, butcher blocks in the kitchen are often used as an extra work surface, island, or cutting board. For mine, I will be using it for all three purposes. And by adding industrial casters, I'll also be able to easily move it out of the way if extra space is ever needed.
(Images: 1: Flickr member Benimoto licensed for use by Creative Commons, 2: Apartment Therapy: DC, 3: House Beautiful, 4: Apartment Therapy: Chicago, 5: Eve Utyro, 6: Design Sponge)