Making Custom Wood Countertops & Butcher Block Tops since 2001

↑ Hand hewn walnut butcher block kitchen island top

Why Have J. Aaron Make Your Wood Surface?

What Makes Us Different?

  1. Beside being constantly trained to make a world class product our people are compensated based on the financial health of the company. This approach turns everyone at J. Aaron into an owner, and extremely interested in doing the best they can for every customer. Imagine a team of skilled craftsman fully engaged. It’s a powerful thing and great for our customers.
  2. We’ve been making nothing but wood countertops and butcher block tops since 2001. Doing something for that long eliminates any guess work. 
  3. We offer a lifetime warranty. This goes back to how we compensate our people. They never want to see a warranty issue because it costs the company profit. So, everyone here is obsessed with quality. Quality in the joints, quality in the finish application, and quality in the small details. 

Contact us today about your project. We’ll walk you through the process and make sure you get exactly what you’re hoping for. 

Custom wood countertop with distressed finish

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Customer Testimonials

The tops arrived and they look beautiful and fit perfectly.

The client loves them, in fact, they want to remove a new marble top and replace it with the same wood.

We’ll be in touch about that top. We will send you pictures once the tops are installed completely.


Lisa and Gary

Gary & Lisa

Hi Josh: Been really busy but wanted to drop and quick note to you regarding the unbelievably gorgeous countertop that you built for us. That was the heaviest thing I’ve ever lifted but we got it trimmed and installed Saturday. We have been admiring it ever since!! My kids are just thrilled and Dad is a hero for taking on the project and doing away with their beloved dining room!

Couldn’t be happier. I’ll write a review on your site and have a couple questions for you regarding caring for this work of art. More later.


P.S.– I am glad you suggested the hickory…beautiful.


I just thought I’d let you know that the island top arrived today. It is stunning! To have such a warm, well executed feature amid the white, stainless, and stone is absolutely perfect! I love that it adds such an organic quality to the kitchen. I also love the price, lead times, an terrific people you have working at J Aaron! I am so incredibly pleased! By the way- I rarely write notes like this. I’ll send a picture next.

Thank you!



I recently worked with J. Aaron LLC to make a custom butcher block counter top for a client of mine and was very pleased with the product and the customer service! The wood piece showed beautiful craftsmanship and really added to the look of our island. I will work with this company on future projects and would certainly recommend them to you. Thank you from Belle Maison Living at

We have ordered multiple wood tops from J.Aaron. Everything was processed in a timely manner. They did what they said they would do. Josh has been a pleasure to work with, great company.

J.Aaron LLC recently made me a Hard Maple butcher block counter top 2″ thick. by 27″deep by 37″ wide. From time of order to delivery at my doorstep was very quick. The quality of he Top is excellent. I would strongly recommend his services to my children and my grand children, and to all of my close friends.



We received the countertop today. It’s gorgeous. Will be counting down the days until it gets installed.

Thanks again.


I have used J. Aaron wood counter-tops for several customers over the past seven years and every one of them have been pleased with the product and service provided to them. J. Aaron is my only source of woods tops!

When we began our kitchen remodel, we decided we want to have an island that really set the kitchen apart.  After considering a lot of ideas, we elected to go with a walnut counter top.  They are very beautiful and really make your kitchen distinctive.  We shopped around and liked the looks of those made by J. Aarons, but wanted to see their work.  Living in Birmingham, we arranged to visit their shop on a Saturday.  Normally, they are closed, but agreed to meet us to show their work.  They do not have a show room, but they had enough work in progress that we could see the end product.

After commissioning the countertop, they completed their work in a couple of weeks as scheduled.  The install was easy and the result is beautiful.  Before we had an island with a Corian top that measured 62” by 38”.  The new top is 62” by 68”.  We now eat most meals at the island.

Debra and Joshua were a pleasure to work with delivered just as promised.

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Designing A Custom Wood Countertop

There are many options to pick from when it comes to wood countertops. Wood species, thickness, construction styles, edge profiles, finish, textures, knife slots or no knife slots! They can overwhelm at first glance. We’re going to simplify this process of selection by breaking it down into five steps. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Pick The Construction Style

Because there are no boards in the world wide enough to make a wood countertop out of just one board we use several boards glued together to make up the width. There are two ways we do it, each with its own look. We consider “wood countertops” to be made up of wide plank boards. This is a construction style called Plank Style construction. The second category is “butcher block” countertops. This is surface made up of Edge Grain glued boards.

Step 2: Pick A Species 

This is simply choosing what wood you like the look of. Is it a dark walnut or maybe a reddish mahogany. By visiting our Wood Species page you’ll start to learn more about the woods you do and don’t like. Don’t worry about picking “The One” right now, just take a look and see if anything jumps out at you.

Step 3: Choose A Thickness

We make wood tops from 1-1/4″ up to 5-1/2″ thick. When designing a top that’s larger a thicker top is usually recommended but it all comes down to preference and budget. Our most common thickness in the plank style construction is 1-5/8″ and 1-3/4″ for the edge grain. 

Step 4: Pick An Edge Profile

All countertops have visible edges and we offer several choices for you, the designer, to pick from. Square and simple, large and ornate or just something to add a little detail. They’re all here on our Edge Profiles page so have some fun picking one or two you like.

Step 5: Pick A Sealer

We offer two sealer options and one food grade oil finish. They are all a bit different in look and performance so take a good look at them before making a decision. If it help we love the Rubio Monocoat finish for all countertops. For tabletops, bar tops etc. it’s a toss up between the Monocoat and our varnish. 

That’s it for the main building blocks. There are more fun features to pick from so if you’re up to it head on over to our Design Options page and check them all out. You can also download our Design Guide PDF to help you along the way. 

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