Cherry Butcher Block Countertops – And Now for Something Completely Different
American Cherry is a hearty and beautiful North American hardwood. Unlike its siblings, cherry wood tends to change color slightly with the passing of time. It’s likely to appear light and somewhat indistinguishable when fresh, but it will darken/redden over time, especially during the first year. As a result, cherry countertops are used to add a bit of punch and excitement to kitchens, especially those with white cabinetry. As you would expect, they’re also stunning when positioned against a backdrop of cherry wood cabinets.
Choose Your Cherry Countertops in Edge, End or Blended Grain Style
Key criteria for making this decision are your budget and the look you’re seeking. End-grain style cherry counters will yield a busy-looking patchwork that resembles a checkerboard. Each small rectangle will display a unique snippet of the cherry tree’s end grain – the grain pattern one would see upon inspecting a slice of the tree’s trunk. In contrast, edge and blended-grain style cherry wood tops show off narrow vertical slices of the trunk.
These Cherry Counters Are Made by John Boos and Come in Various Sizes, and Custom Too!
You’ll find a plethora of standard-size options from which to choose, in various thicknesses, lengths and widths. If you’re unable to find a suitable standard size, you can opt for made-to-order tops for your kitchen counters. They’re all made by John Boos & Company in Illinois. Boos has been making butcher blocks for more than a century. You simply can’t find a more reputable or higher-quality brand.
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