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Current Boos custom countertop (and cutting board) lead times are 4 weeks.

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John Boos is the Top-Selling Butcher Block Brand Worldwide

Boos & Co. made the very first butcher block more than a century ago - way back in 1887. Today, when people think of butcher blocks they typically think of “Boos Blocks.” If you're searching for a recognized and trusted brand name, John Boos is it. Boos & Co. makes countertops for residential, commercial and industrial applications; for kitchens and dining rooms; offices and retail stores; workbenches and manufacturing plants.


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Boos countertops carry a one-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship

Boos will either repair or replace a product determined to be defective. This warranty does not apply to damage resulting from normal wear and tear, accidents, abuse, neglect, misuse, alterations or exposure to extreme conditions. Nor does it pertain to countertops ordered unfinished. Neither Boos nor Butcher Block Co. will be liable for any loss or damage arising from use of products or for any consequential damages.

  • Boos warrants that the exact length, width and thickness of any countertop will not vary from specifications by more than 1/8 of an inch.
  • Cutting into a Boos countertop (e.g., trimming its length or width or executing a miter cut or a cutout) will void the manufacturer's warranty.
  • Boos Countertops are not reversible, as undersides are not finished and sometimes show imperfections.
  • A custom countertop cannot be returned or exchanged unless they arrive damaged and the word "Damaged" was written on the bill of lading or other receipt of shipment.

butcherblock countertop wood types

Choose One of Four Species for Your John Boos Custom Wood Counter or Island Top

John Boos specializes in North American hardwood: Rock Maple, Black Walnut, American Cherry and Appalachian Red Oak. The company sources the wood it uses only from forests that are managed in a sustainable fashion so that we may meet today's demands while ensuring adequate natural resources are available for future generations. – the hardest of the four woods - is the most popular. Maple's neutral color scheme is another advantage; its light tans and browns complement almost any kitchen’s décor. is steadily gaining ground on Maple, despite its priciness, due to its appealing mix of tans, creams and browns that range from medium to dark chocolate. features pink to reddish-brown hues with pale yellowish streaks. It starts out a bit pale or pinkish, but patinas (darkens) over time. shows off bolder shades of brown than does Maple, plus touches of gold, pink and amber. Sometimes, radiating silver streaks called "medullary rays" appear in oak countertops where the tree's growth rings are roughly perpendicular to the face of the board.

Boos Custom Countertops Come in Edge, End and Blended Grain Styles

In butcher blocks, wood rails 1-3/4 inches wide run parallel to one another. Each rail spans the full length of the block.

Blended-style blocks are a variation of edge-grain blocks. That's why this construction style is sometimes referred to as finger-jointed edge-grain. In blended blocks, two or more wood pieces are finger-jointed together to span each stripe of the block (except for the outermost rails, which will are always full-length).

blocks display the classic checkerboard pattern that most people associate with the very term, "butcher block." The surface of the block displays the fibrous, 1-3/4"-square, sawed ends of wood rails, including each piece's unique grain patterns. End-grain blocks are recommended for heavy-duty use.

Custom Butcher Block Grain Styles

Choose a Stylish Edge Type for Your Custom Countertop

Boos makes their famous custom countertops in a number of different edge styles. Their default edge type is , meaning the top of each edge is sanded very lightly. edges sport rounded tops where the curve marks out a one-quarter-inch radius. edges are shaved flat, so that each of the two internal angles comprising the turn is 145 degrees. In a edge, both the top and bottom of the edge is rounded. Both segments of the curve trace out arcs measuring ¾ of an inch. The fanciest edge style is This edge style first drops straight down, then bows out (convex) then in (concave). Exact dimensions vary based on countertop thickness.

John Boos Custom Countertop Edge Styles

Choose a Natural Oil Finish or Varnique

Boos countertops come with one of two proprietary finishes: a coat of natural, food-safe oil; or a varnish-like sealant Boos calls Varnique. The former requires quick cleanup of spills and regular re-oiling. The latter is low-maintenance and easier to clean, but it is not intended to be cut upon directly. Instead, we recommend you place a cutting board atop the countertop.

Get Real-time Instant Price Quotes

It's quick and easy to get a price quote on a custom Boos butcher block countertop. You can even save a price quote and email it to yourself. You can use our instant-quote tool to compare the prices of different wood types, grain styles and/or sizes.

Need Help with Custom Angle Cuts or Sink or Stove Cutouts?

Boos can execute mitered (angle) cuts in edge and blended grain countertops. Cutouts for appliances and/or sinks can be accommodated, but in edge-grain countertops only. If you supply us with a drawing showing the cuts and/or cutouts you desire, we will be happy to supply you with a custom price quote.

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