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10. Butcher blockButcher block has a classic appeal and always looks fresh. It’s especially fitting for traditional, country and cottage-style kitchens. Pros:Many homeowners like butcher block’s warm, natural appearance and variegated wood tones. Although knives scratch it, many people like the shopworn look it develops – after all, it’s what chopping blocks have been made of for years. But you can also sand scratches down with ease.ConsWood swells and contracts with moisture exposure, and butcher block is no exception. Oiling is a must to fill in scratches and protect the surface.