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|Product Type: Kitchen Island||Base Finish: Black painted base|
|Counter Finish: Solid american cherry, boos block cream finish with beeswax||Hardware Finish: Zinc coated|
|Distressed: Yes||Gloss Finish: Yes|
|Base Material: Wood||Counter Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: Yes||Style: Cottage/Country; Contemporary|
|Cabinets Included: No||Cutting Board: Yes|
|Stools Included: No||Wheels: 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|
|Drawers Included: Yes|
|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.
Functional and high quality
Kate from Royal Oak, MI – Verified Buyer
Had a bit of a delivery issue since we don't have a weather-protected area to just have a package like this left. Even though we called immediately to cancel the scheduled next day delivery when we got the notification, in later calls to reschedule, the delivery company seemed to think they had already delivered it. Wayfair was very responsive, and assured us that if it was indeed lost, a replacement would be ordered. Thankfully when the delivery company actually looked in their warehouse, they saw that they still had the package and rescheduled so that we could be here to accept delivery inside the front door. A big, 240 lbs package... It arrived well packaged and protected. Legs are separate, and with it top down on the floor, it was quite easy to assemble. The legs have to be left pretty loose to add the slatted shelf (not shown) and then all tightened down. Got a neighbor to help flip upright. The turned legs, drawers (dovetail construction) and table base are very well made and sturdy as heck. The cherry endcut butcher block top is just beautiful, was obviously oiled/waxed just before packing since the brown kraft paper wrapping it was totally grease spotted. We wiped the excess off the top of the table, and then used the Boos Mystery Oil followed by the Boos Board Wax. It was thirsty -- it will take a repeat treatment or two to get it well conditioned. Pros: Easy to assemble, solidly made, lovely US product Cons: The drawers are not the soft-close type, are a little stiff moving. Also would be nice if they were pull through/accessible from either side.
Lois from Hope Valley, RI – Verified Buyer
We saw one of these prep tables at a Home Show in the spring and went to the local vendor to order. The sales person was neither knowledgeable or helpful as we tried to get the style and particulars we wanted in the size we needed. Next day, I spotted it here and got the assistance I needed to order the size I needed with the bottom (optional) shelf as well. Very easy to assemble. Very impressive looking and very functional. It is simple to oil the top and keeps it looking rich. Five stars indeed.
Gorgeous addition to our kitchen
Carolyn from Pitt Meadows, BC – Verified Buyer
We love our new kitchen island. It is exactly as described. Beautiful and functional. We inquired how much it would cost to have it constructed and I was quoted $8,000.00 So this is not only a wonderful product, it is a bargain. The delivery was not so wonderful. They dumped this precious piece of furniture ON THE ROAD outside our home, even though the gate was left open. They did not call or come to the door even though someone was home. We were lucky it was there and lucky it hadn’t been hit by a car. Pros: Gorgeous. Functional. Good price. Cons: None for the product, just the delivery. Would have liked to have a bar for tee towels on the side.
John Boos Butcher Block Table Review
Ashley from Towson, MD – Verified Buyer
This table is amazing. It is very durable and sturdy, allowing it to make a great statement in my kitchen. It serves as extra space when prepping big meals for the family as well as provides extra storage for odds and ends. I would highly recommend anyone looking for table that will last a lifetime!
good quality; good price;[...]
raybren from CT
table is exactly what i was looking for. sturdy; elegant; decorative; it is heavy 300+lb[...]waiting for the mystery oil so i can gloss it up
BOOS AND KITCHEN ISLAND DO IT AGAIN!!!!!
Pickleball Queen from The Villages, Florida – Verified Buyer
Drawers should open from either side of island, also would enhance appearence. Butcher block top has a "coating" applied by Boos, free sample of maintence oil should have been included. Assembly instructions were great...pictures and all!!
Audrey from New Braunfels, TX – Verified Buyer
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