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|Product Type: Butcher Block; Prep Table||Base Finish: Natural maple|
|Counter Finish: Boos cream with beeswax||Gloss Finish: Yes|
|Base Material: Maple||Counter Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Style: Rustic|
|Exterior Shelves: No||Drawers Included: No|
|Cabinets Included: No||Towel Rack: No|
|Pot Rack: No||Spice Rack: No|
|Cutting Board: Yes||Knife Block: 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.
Sandy from New Castle, DE– Verified Buyer
I saw this in Kitchen and Company a few years ago and was THRILLED to find it here. The price was right and I bought two. They are the perfect accent pieces to my kitchen. It was easy to put together.
charles from grand rapids, MI– Verified Buyer
Heavy, chunky, well made butcher block. I bought the boos block wax too.
Lin from NH– Verified Buyer
Can someone be in love with a butcher block table? Well....I am!!!!!! This awesome piece has put the finishing touch to my kitchen. I needed more counter space/prep space, and my butcher block table fit the bill to ther max. It's much nicer than I imagined.....very classy, and rich looking......makes me look like a professional chef.....which I am not. I love the knife holder, it adds a bit more pizzazz.It took both my sons to put it together, as it is very heavy. They said it was easy to put together, and it only took about 20 minutes. You need at least 2 very stong men, just to turn it over, once assembled. My sons loved it, and my oldest is hinting for one.[...]
the mom in midwest from the butcher block is in Berkeley– Verified Buyer
I sent the above Boos Block to my daughter and her husband in Berkeley CA as a wedding present. They saw mine in Nebraska ..it is the center of our kitchen! we stand around and chop vegies, drink wine and cook cook cook! I have had mine for 32 years, and it gets better with age! (I disinfect/clean with vinegar and salt, and seal with mineral oil.)I have castors, but I think I like it better without.
It is just what I wanted!
Babs from Bradenton, FL
I have a narrow kitchen, any bigger and it would be way to big. And because my kitchen is small, I am really glad to have the casters, plus the wheels help make it taller, otherwise, I think it would be too low. I like this height. It is also very sturdy, very solid.
Tim K. from Grafton, WI– Verified Buyer
I love the block! Big enough to get the job done, yet not so large as to attract clutter! Quality is 5 star. Wood buy Boos products again!!!!
Robert from Outlook, SK– Verified Buyer
This is a beautiful Butcher Block!
Gramma Jam from Bay City, MI– Verified Buyer
This is a well made beautiful piece. It is a focal point in the kitchen, we can work at the block and still have room for visiting at the same time. I'm sorry I didn't have this years ago. I think it's a must have for every kitchen.
Useful butcher block
Man in the kitchen from Denton, Tx– Verified Buyer
Fit and finish very good, but How about a towel rack as an option to the knife rack. In the middle of the kitchen the knife rack is in the way, but a towel rack would very useful.
Jtgold from Mar Vista Ca.– Verified Buyer
Buy U.S.A. The Quality will show. Worth the extra money!