The Paper Barn Groveport,Ohio

The Paper Barn
4865 Hendron Road
P.O. Box 325
Groveport, Ohio 43125


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How to care for wood Butcher Blocks

Wood is quite porous. Since a butcher block cannot be sealed or varnished, bacteria from meats and foodstuff is absorbed and a great place to flourish. Please follow these steps to properly maintain your butcher block:

  1. Wash well with a mild solution of clean dishwashing solution after every use, then rinse and wipe dry. Be certain that it is thoroughly dry BEFORE putting away in storage
  2. After you cut meat and poultry on it, wet it down will with a
    disinfectant cleaner(see our website) or a 1 part chlorine bleach to 10 part water solution. Allow the solution to work for approximately 10 minutes, rinse well with clean water and allow to air dry.
  3. Occasionally, deodorize surface with fresh lemon juice. Allow it to sit on surface for about 15 minutes. Then rinse, and dry.
  4. Butcher block requires an 'oiling' from time to time to keep them from getting brittle. When the block is clean and dry, use mineral oil as a coating. Apply it and allow it to sit for about an hour. Wipe away excess, clean with a mild detergent, and allow to air dry. "Butcher block" that's not used for food preparation should be oiled occasionally with any store bought product designed for oil-finished furniture..

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No minimum order for all UPS/USPS orders.

UPS/USPS freight charges are at the customers expense.  The pricing from The Paper Barn does not include freight charges in the cost of goods on this website 

No minimum order for customer pick ups. No handling charges for customer pick ups.

Due to increased fuel and other costs, our new minimum for "free" inside delivery is $150.00 for Columbus Ohio and suburbs. 

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Last updated - July 2, 2009

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