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2-1/4" Thick End-Grain Cherry Island Tops

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  • Made by John Boos & Co. in the USA
  • American Cherry End-Grain Butcher Block
  • Finish: Natural Oil 
  • Thickness: 2-1/4”
  • Widths: from 25” up to 38”
  • Lengths up to 60”

Try a Kitchen Island with a Cherry On Top – A Luscious Cherry End-Grain Butcher Block

Imagine pairing sumptuous American Cherry hardwood with stylish end-grain butcher block. Combine all the colors that make cherry so tantalizing - pale pinks and reds with hints of gold and copper - with the intricate, checkerboard look of end-grain butcher block. It’s a vibrant combination that’s sure to give your kitchen new life. Even better, over time, American Cherry can darken and further enhance your kitchen with a deep, burnished glow.

End Grain Cherry Countertops Are As Durable As They Are Gorgeous

End-grain cherry tops are made by bonding together strips of cherry wood standing side by side in a grid design. To accomplish this, glue, pressure and heat are applied over time. The resulting block is not only extremely strong, it’s stunningly beautiful, resembling a checkerboard. Each 1-3/4” x 1-1/2” rectangle on its surface captures the diverse colors and textures of the cut ends of cherry wood.

The wood fibers that comprise the board’s surface make an excellent surface for heavy-duty cutting and chopping. Since wood fibers are quite resilient, they can withstand sharp blades without suffering serious nicks and gouges. This is equally good for your knives, cheese hatchets and other sharp implements, which will be less prone to premature dulling. 

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Boos Cherry End Grain Island Tops and Countertops Come With A Natural Oil Finish

Food-safe natural oil helps protect and preserve butcher block. It penetrates the wood’s surface and seals its pores to help prevent drying and cracking. It’s important to re-apply oil or cream to butcher board at least monthly in order to keep it looking great and to extend its useful life. The re-oiling process is easy. Simply pour a generous amount of oil on the block and use a clean, soft cloth to spread it around evenly. Wait for the oil to soak in then remove any excess.

You can easily clean an oiled butcher block using a soft, damp cloth. You can even remove faint stains or scars fairly easily. Using fine-grit sandpaper, gently sand the stained or scarred area then apply Boos Mystery Oil. This should restore the board’s pristine appearance.

John Boos Makes These Stunning Cherry Kitchen Counters In Central Illinois

Boos & Co. has been making butcher block since 1887, so they’ve had ample time to perfect the process of converting hardwood timber into beautiful as well as practical kitchen countertops. They’re known for fine workmanship and firm commitments to quality and sustainability. Tops for kitchen counters and islands not inconsequential investments, so invest in a well-known brand name you can trust.

Boos Cherry Counters Are Made-To-Order

Whichever countertops you choose, Boos will make them to your specifications. Cherry end-grain blocks come in four thicknesses – 2.25, 3, 4 and 7 inches – and in standard sizes as small as 24”L x 25”W and as large as 60”L x 38”W. If you need a custom solution you can get an instant online price quote in a matter of seconds. Or call us toll-free for personalized assistance from one of our butcher block experts.

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