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|Product Type: Kitchen Island||Base Finish: Natural maple|
|Counter Finish: Hard rock maple, boos block cream finish with beeswax||Hardware Finish: Zinc coated|
|Gloss Finish: Yes||Base Material: Manufactured wood|
|Counter Material: Wood||Solid Wood Construction: Yes|
|Style: Cottage/Country; Rustic||Exterior Shelves: No|
|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.
Nice product and yes it does match the desription
connie from Parma, OH– Verified Buyer
I read the reviews of other customers and decided to order. I have a very small kitchen and it fits perfectly where I placed it. It is nicely made,high quality and easy assembly. I also got the drawer and the casters. it rolls nicely and the drawer allowed extra storage space for knifes or anything else, a nice bonus for a small kitchen.I would recommend highly. The delivery was awesome.
Best butcher block table ever!
Charlene from Novi, Michigan– Verified Buyer
I purchased this table to use as a breakfast bar. I also purchased stools for it. It fits perfectly in my kitchen and I get a lot of compliments. Very sturdy, well made, great purchase!
Solid butcher block table
Suzanne from Ipswich, MA– Verified Buyer
Perfect size for small kitchen. Two stools fit neatly underneath. Excellent quality and I was pleased to see the TV show "Chopped" also is a fan of "Boos" brand.
Paul from Jacksonville, FL– Verified Buyer
We are pleased with our new well made wooden table. It'seems a beautiful addition to our kitchen.
great table- great quality
Kayrle from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer
We're using as a breakfast table. Would be nice to have 24" stool suggestions with the table.
Just what we had hoped for
martay from Milwaukee, WI– Verified Buyer
We use the table as extra counter space since our kitchen is lacking. For the two of us it's great for eating at also.
Great little kitchen work table
Rob from California from San Francisco– Verified Buyer
Fit perfectly in our small kitchen in an empty space of just 3' x 2'. The fact it didn't have a lower shelf or cross-beams allowed for under-table uses like the cat box. Extremely sturdy, simple design. Will last a lifetime with proper car.
6 weeks --no table
America from Providence, RI– Verified Buyer
Well I wish I could rate the table but I have not received it as yet---I placed the order the begining of Oct and now my date has been postponed to 122---So I am not going to have my table for Thanksgiving as I planned---hopefully it will get here before christmas
BoosBlock Kitchen Work Table
v from ca– Verified Buyer
Great wood - we didn't get the shelf which doesn't allow for extra storage - conversely we are able to store a stool under, which is convenient. Simple clean design.