EXPERTS IN ALL THINGS BUTCHER BLOCK
We're the leading online seller of high-quality counter tops, furniture, equipment and accessories. As our name suggests, we specialize in butchers' blocks – everything from kitchen islands and carts to tables and blocks; from cutting boards and chopping blocks to expansive island and counter tops. Not only do we offer the best assortment of products for residential kitchens and home cooks, we also offer a wide range of products designed for commercial kitchens and embraced by professional chefs.
Edge-Grain, End-Grain and Blended-Grain Styles
Butchers use blocks constructed in a number of different styles. Visit our Help Center for an explanation of the differences. There you’ll learn that edge-grain boards feature long wooden rails that run the full length of the block, providing an especially clean look of continuity. In contrast, each ribbon of a Blended block incorporates multiple wood pieces finger-jointed together. End-grain butcher boards are created by arranging short strips of wood standing on ends, creating a beautiful checkerboard design and a tough, resilient cutting surface.
Butcher Block Countertops Are Our Specialty
We offer countertops manufactured by John Boos & Co. They’re available in premium, commercial and industrial grades suitable for home kitchens; food service locations, including restaurants, cafeterias, delis and bakeries; and garages, workshops, offices and factories. Boos counter and kitchen island tops come in four different species of North American hardwood: maple, cherry, red oak and walnut; three different grain styles: edge, end and blended (aka finger-jointed edge grain); and seven different thicknesses - from 1-1/2 inches up to 7 inches. A wide array of standard sizes (i.e., popular length, width and thickness combinations) is available. With so many off-the-shelf sizes to choose from, chances are you’ll find a standard-size offering that suits your needs. But if you can’t, you’ll find it a breeze to specify, price and purchase a custom top designed and made to your exact specifications.
Custom John Boos Counter Tops – Get a Price Quote in Seconds
We can accommodate nearly any request for a custom Boos countertop of specific length and width (thickness options are dictated). You won’t have to wait days for a custom quote, as is the case with other online stores and most brick & mortar kitchen stores. Just visit our page dedicated to made-to-order Boos counter and island tops. Specify your requirements then view your online price quote instantly. You’ll have the option of completing your custom order then and there, or getting back to us later, since we keep all price quotes on file.
We can handle miter cuts and sink or stove cutouts. Plus, we offer NSF-approved countertops for food-service kitchens and cost-effective industrial-grade tops for tool shop workbenches, job shops or manufacturing plants.
We Also Offer Our Own Line of Custom Counter & Island Tops
Butcher Block Co. wood countertops come in 15 different species, plus quarter-sawn white or red oak. Plus, we offer Plank-Style and over-sized, extra-large countertops, as well as hand-scraped tops that deliver an authentic, rustic look. All our tops are made to order, and you can even specify a custom thickness and obtain a price quote instantly.
Tables, Islands and Carts with Butcher Block Tops,
in All Styles and Sizes
We carry standing and movable blocks as small as 24-inches square. Options at the other extreme include kitchen islands - stationary or portable - as large as 5 feet long and 3 feet wide; with and without shelves and drop leaves, utensil drawers, sliding storage baskets and caster wheels; and designed to provide maximum storage. Our lineup of kitchen carts is equally broad. Whether you’re after a microwave cart, a BBQ cart with a stainless-steel top or a prep cart with a hole in its worktop that makes it easy to dispose of scraps.
A Variety of Attractive Colors
Many John Boos butcher's blocks, kitchen tables, islands and carts can be ordered with a colorful painted or stained base. Your options include soothing, subtle colors, as well as more stimulating colors, such as Caviar Black and Barn Red.
Browse by Brand, Material Type, Color, Style or Size
You can view our extensive catalog by product type then narrow your options by filtering for one or more material types - including maple, cherry, oak, walnut, birch and teak, among other woods. If you’re searching for a piece of furniture, such as a butcher block island or table, you can narrow your choices based on length, width and height. If you’re shopping for a kitchen island table you can use as a work station, or searching for a kitchen cart that can double as a versatile prep station, and you have in mind a particular type of butcher's top, such as edge-grain maple or end-grain walnut, use our grain style and material filters. Of course, you can use those same filters to find a cutting board, chopping block or wood counter top that meet your needs.
Cutting Boards, Chopping Blocks and Carving Boards Galore!
We carry all types of wood cutting boards, ranging from small, maple bread or cheese boards, to mid-size cherry or walnut serving boards to large cutting boards used by professional chefs. If you need a carving board with a juice groove, or metal or wood spikes that hold meat in place for easier carving, look no further. End-grain boards designed for serious chopping are our specialty. They come in various wood types and thicknesses, and many are reversible.
Fine Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives & Knife Blocks
Whether you’re in need of a single knife or a 2, 3 or 4-knife set for your own kitchen, or you’re searching for a spectacular knife block gift set for a true gourmet, you’ll be delighted to discover our wide assortment of kitchen knives. Choose a general-purpose utility knife, or one for carving or paring, for boning or filleting. We even offer cutlery specially designed for narrow tasks such as shucking oysters; slicing tomatoes, ham and salmon; chopping vegetables; or shearing poultry. While you’re at it, pick up a gorgeous wooden knife block. Choose a standalone block to house your current collection of cutlery, or one that comes with 4, 7 or 9 knives in a stunning set.
Since we have scoured the market and to assemble the finest collection of kitchen-oriented brands you’ll find anywhere, we can save you time, money and aggravation. Our knowledgeable customer service agents are almost always available to answer your questions by phone or email. If not, we’ll get back to you promptly. You’ll also want to check out the exhaustive library of answers to FAQs and comparative and how-to guides posted in our Help Center. Plus, we provide over 20 short videos that introduce our most popular brands, product types and top sellers.
John Boos, Our Featured Brand, Was Founded a Century Ago
Actually, it was John Boos' father, Conrad, who made the first Boos Block more than one and a quarter century ago, in 1887, in Central Illinois. Those early Boos Blocks were used by blacksmiths, who until that time did their heavy hammering and pounding atop tree stumps. By adding sturdy legs to thick wooden slabs sliced from tree trunks, Boos and his son created a work table perfectly suited for smithies’ rugged chores. When the younger Boos discovered that local Midwestern meat butchers shops had a similar need for an exceptionally sturdy wood work table on which they could chop and pound with abandon, the butcher's block was born. Over time, Boos & Co. expanded its product line to include everything from cutting and chopping boards to countertops, and even kitchen carts, tables and islands. Next Boos expanded into commercial restaurant equipment – a market which the company now leads.
Boos’ Commercial Line Includes Baker's Tables, Stainless Steel Tables & Enclosed Base Cabinets, Dining Table Tops & More
Commercial bakeries treasure Boos-made, maple-top baker's tables equipped with risers that help keep foodstuff on the table and off the floor, making cleanup quick and easy. Restaurants and delis, as well as industrial and food plants, trust the company’s stainless steel work tables and enclosed-base cabinets, as well as their commercial sinks. And you’ll find Boos dining table tops in eating establishments of all sizes and styles. They come in maple, cherry, oak and walnut and in edge-grain or blended construction styles.
Catskill Craftsmen Portable Islands Are Built with Storage in Mind
Located in the Catskill Mountains, this industry leader uses yellow birch hardwood harvested nearby in all its products. Their furniture line includes iislands that provide vast storage space; mid-sized workstations with and without drop leaves that expand available work space; microwave carts with and without hutches; and economical basket carts and kitchen trolleys that can make small kitchens more productive. Catskill is also well known for their stunning face-grain cutting boards and end-grain chopping blocks.
Kitchen Carts by Chris and Chris Are Uniquely Functional
The professional chef duo of Chris and Chris have designed an array of space-saving carts that feature their innovative Chop and Drop sanitary disposal system. You can use this nifty feature – a hole cut in the cart’s work surface – to collect your carvings for immediate or later use, or to gather up scraps left over from your food prep for especially easy, non-messy disposal.
Folding Carts & Islands from Oasis Concepts
Designed especially for space-conscious cooks, all Oasis products are foldable. Their line includes a 36” x 24” table/desk hybrid, a 40” x 25” table that can serve as either a dining or a buffet table, and collapsible rolling islands and carts as small as 24” x 24” Oasis kitchen furniture that folds is the smartest way to get the most utility out of a tight space.
Teak Cutting Boards Made by Proteak
Teak is perfectly suited for cutting boards, given its composition. The wood's high oily-resin content helps it repel moisture, protecting it from warping. If you like teak or are seeking a cutting board with a remarkable look that makes the perfect gift for a gourmet, then be sure to check out Proteak’s collection of teak cutting boards and chopping blocks.
Chroma Type 301 Stainless Steel Knives
These extraordinary kitchen knives feature a unique handle design conceived by F.A. Porsche – famous for designing the original Porsche 911. Expertly-balanced, they’re especially comfortable to hold and easy to control. Chroma knives are made of Japanese steel, renowned for its structural integrity and incredible sharpness. The blades of these remarkable knives are ground by hand and able to hold their razor-sharp edges longer than regular knives. You’ll find them superior with respect to their looks, functionality and long-lasting prowess.
Handsome Knife Blocks by Artelegno
Artelegno is an Italian woodcrafting studio famous for their exquisite wood blocks designed for storing and protecting kitchen knives. Their experienced craftsmen use only the finest European beechwood in creating fabulous-looking knife storage solutions. Of course, they offer traditional knife blocks with slots, but their line is so much broader. It includes multi-panel designs with magnets, plus box and paddle wheel configurations that are anything but conventional. Add an Artelegno block to your kitchen and you’ll be hard-pressed to decide which you value more highly – its exquisite looks or its ability to keep knives handy, yet safe and protected.
Finding It Difficult to Make Up Your Mind? Give Us a Call.
With so many great products, brands and styles to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Our experts are available during normal business hours to answer your questions and to help you through the decision-making and ordering processes. Or shoot us an email. We'd love to hear from you.
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