|Product Type: Kitchen Island; Prep table||Base Finish: 1: Black|
|Base Finish: 2: Blue||Base Finish: 3: Cherry|
|Base Finish: 4: Green||Base Finish: 5: Grey|
|Base Finish: 6: Maple||Base Finish: 7: Orange|
|Base Finish: 8: Purple||Base Finish: 9: Red|
|Base Finish: 10: White||Counter Finish: Hard rock maple, boos block cream finish with beeswax|
|Hardware Finish: Zinc coated||Gloss Finish: Yes|
|Base Material: Wood||Counter Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Style: Rustic|
|Exterior Shelves: Yes||Cutting Board: Yes|
|Stools Included: No||Wheels: No|
|Stemware Storage: No||Commercial Use: Yes|
|Product Care: Wipe with mild soap & water & must oil butcher block top every 2-3 weeks||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Shelf Weight Capacity (1 Included Shelves): Bottom Shelf: 80 Pounds|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year limited warranty on workmanship and material|
The blacksmith used a sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the smith's hammer. When the butcher saw the block where the anvil was resting, he realized he could use one in his meat market. So John Boos made him one and the rest is history. In the early days the butcher blocks were built for commercial meat markets. At the turn of the century meat purchased at the local market was not refrigerated or frozen, but hung.
The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of total production capacity in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing capacity in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI, which produce wooden school furniture. The company has four dry kilns that will dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. There are 140 employees in the Effingham facility. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing is shipped from Great Lakes states via truck, while their second largest commodity, stainless steel, comes from steel warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St.Louis. The company currently is cutting up about five million feet of maple and oak each year.
Current Products & Markets
The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry. The stainless steel product group, which continues to expand, now includes stainless steel sinks, shelves, carts, etc. One of the outgrowths of their stainless steel plant and our wood plant is the new Cucina series of foodservice carts made from northern hard rock maple and foodservice grade stainless steel. The product has received instant acceptance from professional, as well as domestic chefs throughout North America. Sales are made through major gourmet catalog companies, as well as foodservice equipment dealers. Mixing the two materials provides John Boos & Co. with a competitive edge as the manufacturing begins and ends in Effingham, IL.
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Kimberly from Skokie, IL– Verified Buyer
It's hard to explain how much I enjoy this table. It's beautiful, practical, made in USA (Effingham IL)
I Love This!
Kelly Caldwell from Amarilllo, Texas– Verified Buyer
This is the greatest piece of furniture I have ever purchased! Its perfect, beautiful, and a true piece of art. It was easy to assemble. I totally love this and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is well worth the price!
Beautiful Chopping Block
louise from Spring, Tx– Verified Buyer
This chopping block is very nice, I love it. My husband said that it wouldnt be what I expected but, it is perfect.
design nj from south jersey, nj– Verified Buyer
I bought this for a model home. I loved the color (red). It would look better with the bottom shelf but budget didn't allow. It looks great and the quality is fabulous.
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