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John Boos Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top

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John Boos Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top

Butcher Block Table


  • Proudly made in the USA
  • 5'' Thick end-grain work surface
  • Powerful aesthetic presence
  • Full-size drawer concealed neatly in the apron
  • Slatted lower shelf for extra storage
  • Using only formaldehyde-free and low-emission formaldehyde gluing processes in manufacturing their butcher blocks
  • Selecting individual trees for harvest, encouraging forests to renew and regenerate themselves naturally and prolifically
  • Maintaining active recycling programs, with 95% of all raw materials, scrap, and sawdust being recycled as fuel to heat their kilns
  • Solid American cherry construction
  • Distressed black base finish
  • Cream finish with beeswax
  • Please Note: John Boos products with a varnique finish require a John Boos cutting board during food preparation to prevent damage to the finish
  • John Boos recommends oiling your butcher block every 3 - 4 weeks. Protect your investment with John Boos Mystery Oil!
  • One-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials
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Product Details:

  • Base Material: Wood
  • Counter Material: Butcher block


  • Overall: 34" H x 24" W x 5" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 287lbs

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John Boos Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 34" H x 24" W x 5" D
  • Surface dimensions: 36'' H X 24'' W X 5'' D
  • Overall :34'' H x 24'' W x 36'' DDimensions
  • Thickness: 5''
  • Overall Product Weight: 287lbs


Product Type: Butcher Block; Kitchen IslandBase Finish: Black
Distressed: YesBase Material: Wood
Counter Material: Butcher blockSolid Wood Construction: Yes
Style: Modern; RusticExterior Shelves: Yes
  • Adjustable Exterior Shelving: No
Drawers Included: YesTowel Rack: Yes
Cutting Board: YesCountry of Manufacture: United States

About the Manufacturer

John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham, Illinois. It has been in business continuously since 1887. Conrad Boos Sr. founded the business in 1887 and named it for his son, John. For many years he worked out of the blacksmith shop, which was located at what is now 406 West Jefferson Street in Effingham, Illinois. The wood for his blocks was cut in wooded areas surrounding Effingham and was mostly sycamore lumber. The lumber was processed in his sawmill and sent to his shop for finishing. The plant operated from a blacksmith shop until 1892 and then it moved across town, and began producing the blocks as we know them now.

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.


The Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top is a Modern or Rustic style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. Rustic style uses a warm nature-inspired color palette: whites, browns, blacks, grays, and tans. Hints of green, orange, and red can be found as accent colors. Incorporating natural materials, such as wood, stone, leather, sisal, wool, clay, and various metal finishes, throughout the decor, is the key element to Rustic style. Contrasting textures and patterns are also used in this style. You can shop for more Modern or Rustic Kitchen Islands in the Furniture section of our site.

John Boos Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top


“What are the dimensions of the built in drawer?” asked by Marie

"Hi Marie, the dimensions of the drawers are 4" H x 30" W." William from Wayfair

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Cathy from Orange Beach, Al.

This piece is the focal point of my kitchen. I needed something with substance and this is it. The design compliments my shaker style cabinets. It looks like the kitchen was design driven by the block. Love it. It is very heavy and took two men to get it in the room.

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Thomas from Maple Valley, WA– Verified Buyer

Love it! Exactly as pictured and met all of our expectations for construction & quality. Beautiful addition to our new kitchen!!

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David from Martinsville, IN– Verified Buyer

It is a lovely piece of work, we love it.

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John Boos & Co...Very Good Quality!!

Patty from Rockville, MD– Verified Buyer

[...] A very nice looking piece and very well made. Love it!

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Great addition to our kitchen

Jax from Chicago, IL

This is a very solid handsome island for the kitchen. Pros: weasy to put together, solid, large drawer. Cons: no towel rack, a bit lower than counter height.

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Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: RN-BF