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|Product Type: Butcher Block; Prep Table||Base Finish: Natural maple|
|Counter Finish: Boos cream with beeswax||Hardware Finish: Zinc-coated|
|Gloss Finish: Yes||Base Material: Wood|
|Counter Material: Wood||Solid Wood Construction: Yes|
|Style: Rustic||Exterior Shelves: Yes|
|Drawers Included: Yes||Cabinets Included: No|
|Towel Rack: Yes||Pot Rack: No|
|Spice Rack: No||Cutting Board: Yes|
|Drop Leaf: No||Trash Bin Compartment: No|
|Stools Included: No||Wine Storage: 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||Wheels (Included Casters): Yes|
|Wheels (Not Included Casters): No|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year limited warranty|
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.
Jennifer from Fair Oaks, CA – Verified Buyer
I wanted an island for my house but was afraid to put in anything permanent. I bought the block with the canisters and it moves around effortlessly. It is beautiful and easy to put together. It was shipped with tons of care. There was no dings or scratches anywhere. I love this butcher table.
Great Butcher Block Island
Tim D. from Millbury, MA
Assembly was simple and the finished product looks great. The only thing we weren't expecting was that it's a bit under counter height if you don't get the casters. Other than that no complaints!
Great butcher block
TB from Maine
We bought the block with the casters so we could move it around easier. Very easy to assemble and very well constructed. Just an all around great block and work surface.
stevenmikramer from bayside,ny – Verified Buyer
beautiful butcher block top. drawer is kind of small. Very heavy. Rolls very easily.