Desk Top / Butcher's Block?
I purchased a solid wood desk yesterday (I don't know what the type of wood it is) and I want to use it as extra counter space for my kitchen. Lifting up the height of it aside, I was wondering if it's even feasible to use the top of the wood desk as a counter?
I'm not sure how comfortable I feel just cutting on it (as if it were a butcher's block) or just rolling out cookie dough on it (porosity, etc.) given that I don't know if it's been treated with anything. It looks untreated (as in no varnish) and has no paint on it. It's mostly just really beat up and needs a good sanding.
I saw at Home Depot these two cleaners for butcher's blocks, and I've researched what type of wood butcher's blocks are, and it's mostly caused me more confusion.
So. Any thoughts?