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|Product Type: Butcher Block; Prep Table||Base Finish: Natural maple|
|Counter Finish: Hard rock maple, boos block cream finish with beeswax||Hardware Finish: Zinc coated|
|Base Material: Wood||Counter Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Style: Rustic|
|Cutting Board: Yes||Stools Included: No|
|Wheels: No||Stemware Storage: No|
|Finished Back: Yes||Commercial Use: Yes|
|Product Care: Wipe with mild soap & water & must oil butcher block top every 2-3 weeks||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|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.
High quality table
Jason from Boston, MA – Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
This is a very high quality butcher block. I've been using it for a while now and the feel is excellent and it makes my kitchen look gourmet. Warning, this is an extremely heavy item, much more than it appears (but excellent quality)...it took 3 large guys for us to get it up the stairs and into the kitchen.
Roberta from Hubbardston, MA – Verified Buyer
Love, love my butcher block. The assembly was very easy, my husband thought so anyway.
Jennifer from Santa Rosa, CA – Verified Buyer
This piece is beautiful it exceeded our expectations!! Assembly was easy. This was our first purchase with Wayfair and we were impressed with the the service!
The Real Deal
Deborah from Canton, GA – Verified Buyer
I could not be happier with the butcher block island! A finely crafted piece that is not only a functional but beautiful addition to my kitchen. If you are looking for beauty, quality, and durability, your search is over.