Butcher Block Tables Marry Style with Purpose and Blend the Old World with the New
The "C" Country and "C" Classic work tables from John Boos are top sellers. And don't miss these table families: the
Rustica, with stylish, traditional legs; the stout and hefty Homestead
and the striking, contemporary
Add a Butcher Block Table and Gain Valuable Work Space and Dining Space
If your kitchen is on the small side, a butcher block table might be your best bet. For instance, you can tuck it in a corner or against a wall and take advantage of the added work space for laying out ingredients and in preparing meals. Butcher block table tops are the right choice if you plan on doing a lot of cutting and chopping, especially end-grain butcher blocks, which are less susceptible to nicks from knives and dents from heavy casserole dishes, pots and pans. These tables are also great for adding dining space to your kitchen.
Which Style of Butcher Block Table Suits You?
One particularly nice feature of many of these tables is their open, see-through design, which can enhance the feeling of spaciousness and makes them great for dining. But if you’re in need of more storage space for kitchen utensils and cookbooks for instance, you'll want to consider drawers. Wicker basket drawers can add a quaint touch. Also, a shelf just off the floor can be a handy place to store pots, pans and small appliances. Have even more stuff? Consider adding a second shelf or a kitchen island with cabinets.
Equally Great as a Game or Craft Table
These tables are incredibly versatile. Use one in your home office or den where it can serve as a desk for organizing and completing paperwork or homework assignments. In the family room it can become a game table, perfect for assembling jigsaw puzzles and playing board games or cards. They’re equally useful as computer work stations, or play stations where video games and consoles can be stored and played.