EXPERTS IN ALL THINGS BUTCHER BLOCK
We're the leading online seller of high-quality counter tops, furniture and accessories. As you can tell from our name, 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 ways. Visit our Help Center for an explanation of the differences. There you’ll learn that edge-grain boards incorporate long wooden rails that run the block’s full length, providing an especially clean, linear look. Blended signals the use of multiple boards finger-jointed together to span each ribbon of the block. End-grain butcher boards are created by standing short strips of wood on end, producing a complex 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 homes, food service locations, including restaurants, cafeterias, delis and bakeries, and garages, workshops, offices and factories, respectively. 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 all the way 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 quote 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 easily 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 many brick & mortar kitchen stores. In fact, you won’t have to wait a single hour. Simply visit our page dedicated to made-to-order Boos counter and island tops. Specify your requirements in four easy steps then view your online price quote instantly. You’ll have the option of completing your custom order right then and there, or getting back to us later, since we will keep your price quote on file.
If you have need for miter cuts or sink or stove cutouts, no problem. And remember, wood counters aren’t just for residential kitchens. We can help you find an NSF-approved countertop for a food service kitchen, or a cost-effective industrial-grade top for your tool shop workbench or job shop or manufacturing plant.
We Also Offer Our Own Line of Custom Counter & Island Tops
Our 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 almost instantly.
Tables, Islands and Carts with Butcher Block Tops, in All Styles and Sizes
If available space is at a premium in your kitchen, no worries. We carry standing and movable blocks as small as 24-inches square. At the other extreme, options 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; designed to maximize storage capacity. Our lineup of kitchen carts is equally broad. Whether your target is a microwave cart, a BBQ cart with a stainless-steel top or a prep cart with a hole in its worktops that makes it exceedingly easy to dispose of scraps.
And in a Variety of Attractive Colors
Many John Boos butcher's blocks, kitchen tables, islands and carts can be ordered with a colorful base. The 13-color lineup includes such soothing, complementary colors as Alabaster White, Slate Gray, natural maple or cherry, gray and walnut stain. Or perhaps you’d like a more striking or stimulating base color, such as Caviar Black, Barn Red or Caribbean Blue.
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 or 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!
You name it; we carry it – everything from basic, small end-grain 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 the wide assortment of kitchen knives we carry. 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 or 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.
We can save you time, money and aggravation. We have scoured the market and assembled the finest collection of kitchen-oriented brands you’ll find anywhere. 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. Or check out the exhaustive library of answers to FAQs and comparative and how-to guides included in our Help Center. Plus we provide over 20 short videos that introduce our most popular brands and product types.
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. Those early Boos Blocks were used by blacksmiths, who until that time did their heavy banging and pounding atop tree stumps. By adding sturdy legs to thick wooden slabs sliced from tree trunks, Boos created a work table perfectly suited for smithies’ rugged chores. When the younger Boos determined that meat butchers had nearly identical needs, the butcher's block was born. Over time, Boos expanded its product line to include everything from cutting and chopping boards to kitchen carts and islands, and even countertops.
Boos’ Commercial Line Includes Baker's Tables, Stainless Steel Tables & Enclosed Base Cabinets, Dining Table Tops & More
Commercial bakeries relish Boos maple-top baker's tables equipped with risers that help keep foodstuffs on the table and cleanup quick and easy. Restaurants and delis, as well as food and industrial plants, trust Boos stainless steel work tables and enclosed-base cabinets, as well as their commercial sinks. Plus, you’ll find Boos dining table tops in eating establishments of all sizes and styles. They come in maple, cherry 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 islands 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 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 that are spectacular.
Kitchen Carts by Chris and Chris Are Uniquely Functional
The professional chef duo of Chris and Chris knows whereof it speaks. The pair markets an array of space-efficient carts that feature their innovative Chop and Drop sanitary disposal system. You can use this nifty feature as you collect your carvings for immediate or later use, or to gather scraps left over from your food prep for especially easy 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 have a thing for teak, or are simply seeking a cutting board with a remarkable look – perhaps for gifting – then be sure to check out our Proteak collection of teak cutting boards and chopping blocks.
Stunning, Engraved Cutting Boards by Cotton and Dust Artisans
Many of our customers seek noteworthy kitchen gifts for friends and relatives who are gourmets, and of course, sometimes for themselves. With that in mind, we direct your attention to C&D’s spectacular line of artisanal cutting boards. Made by skilled woodworkers who call West Texas home – a place where only cotton and dust are in abundance – these remarkable creations make splendid gifts. For an extra-special occasion, opt for a custom-engraved cutting board. We make it easy to memorialize any milestone or achievement with an engraved message and/or an image or logo.
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 incorporated, as well; 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 – how it draws the eye just as would a piece of art on exhibit, or its supreme ability to keep knives handy but safe and protected.
Finding It Difficult to Make Up Your Mind? Give Us a Call.
With so many great brands and styles to consider, 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.
Shipping Is Free and Lowest Prices Guaranteed
Any order of $75 or more ships free. Our everyday prices can be as much 20% below manufacturers’ suggested retail prices. Plus, we guarantee you’ll pay the lowest price.