Butcher block tops are a perennial favorite. Classic Butcher Block is built of Maple however any wood and mixed woods can be used to achieve your goals. 1-3/8th inch tops are the most economical but your only limitation is budget and imagination. Butcher Block tops are generally defined as wood strips glued together with the Rift and Quartered edges up. This is very strait grained and when cutting on it will give you maximum durability. These are all built in America.
Available in different finishes and sizes, Example as follows either round or square: