I am looking to install a butcherblock countertop in my kitchen but can only find 25” depth which is only 1/4” overhang. Can I add a strip of wood to the back of it to widen it? Or perhaps make a trim around the front? Best way to do this?
Adding piece in front probably means you need to remove a little material to get rid of rounding and since you will probably want use glue, you need to expose bare wood. It seems like adding at back is easier, since you can use screws - no need to remove material. Also added wood piece can be shaped to match wall irregularities (instead of shaping whole countertop).
McMaster Carr sells butcher block up to 36" deep. They are found under wood workbench tops, but are safe for food service. I've had my hands on many of them in maple, and they are just what you want in a butcher block.