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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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Distressed finish
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • One-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials

Product Details:

  • Base Material: Wood
  • Counter Material: Wood
  • Wheels: No
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Product Warranty: 1 Year for defects


  • Overall: 34" H x 36" W x 24" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 233lbs

John Boos Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 34" H x 36" W x 24" D
  • Countertop: 36" W x 24" D
  • Shelf: 1.25" H x 26.25" W x 14.75" D
  • Width Without Side Attachments: 36"
  • Height Without Wheels: 24"
  • Countertop Thickness: 5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 233lbs


Product Type: Prep TableBase Finish: Black
Counter Finish: CherryDistressed: Yes
Base Material: Wood
  • Base Material Details: Maple
Counter Material: Wood
  • Counter Material Details: Cherry
Solid Wood Construction: YesNumber of Items Included: 1
Style: Cottage/Country; Mission/Shaker; Vintage; RusticBacksplash: No
Exterior Shelves: Yes
  • Number of Exterior Shelves: 1
  • Adjustable Exterior Shelving: No
Drawers Included: Yes
  • Number of Drawers: 1
  • Drawer Dividers: No
  • Drawer Handle Design: Edge pulls
  • Silverware Tray: No
Cabinets Included: NoBaskets: No
Joinery Type: DovetailTowel Rack: No
Pot Rack: NoSpice Rack: No
Shape: RectangularStove Top: No
Cutting Board: YesFoldable: No
Knife Block: NoDrop Leaf: No
Trash Bin Compartment: NoStools Included: No
Wheels: NoWine Storage: No
Stemware Storage: NoFinished Back: Yes
Commercial Use: NoCountry of Manufacture: United States


Assembly Required: YesInstallation Required: No
Additional Parts Required: No 


Product Warranty: 1 Year for defects 

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 Cottage/Country or Mission/Shaker style product. Cottage/Country style is generally exemplified by feminine furniture, muted colors, milk-paint finishes and vintage fabrics. Soft, muted colors showing the wear of time. Flea markets and Grandma's attic are the perfect spots for finding items for this style. Pieces with straight lines, painted finishes and very little ornamentation. Accessories include baskets, carved wooden bowls, pottery, pewter and hand-forged metal accents. Floral, checked and striped patterns printed on fabric. Mission/Shaker style was originated in the late 19th Century and emphasizes simple horizontal and vertical flat panels that accentuate the grain of the wood. This style incorporates handcrafted wood, glass, and metal work creating furniture that is both simple and elegant. You can shop for more Cottage/Country or Mission/Shaker Kitchen Islands in the Furniture section of our site.

John Boos Rouge et Noir Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top

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“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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High Quality and Fast Delivery

from Delray Beach, FL – Verified Buyer

I ordered this to use in a kitchen remodel. The quality is top notch, very heavy and well made. Assembly was really quick with no issues about holes not lining up or missing parts like I have experienced with lesser quality items. Delivery was very fast - site quoted 4 - 6 weeks. We had this delivered within 2 weeks. I would definitely recommend this product.

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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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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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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!!

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

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