56 Issues of Sports Illustrated Magazine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|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.
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.
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
Anonymous from Arizona