Custom Countertops Made by John Boos & Co. or by Butcher Block Co.
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Custom Wood Countertops from the Two Top Butcher Block Brands
John Boos & Co. made their very first butcher blocks in 1887 and remains the worldwide market leader to this day. In their Central-Illinois wood plant Boos makes an array of kitchen furniture and accessories, including custom counter and island tops in butcher block style. If you’re looking for a recognized brand-name, you’ll find none better than John Boos. They make residential counters in four different wood species: maple, walnut, cherry and oak; plus commercial and industrial-grade countertops in maple. All Boos wood counters come finished with either a coating of natural, food-safe oil or a varnish-like Varnique sealant.
Custom countertops from Butcher Block Co. are another great option. They’re made of the finest materials and handcrafted to exacting standards by Amish craftsmen in the U.S. Midwest. BBC counters might be just the ticket if you’re interested in a less common wood species or look; if you intend to finish the countertops yourself; or if a tight timeline requires speedier delivery. BBC offers an extraordinary array of species and styles, including plank-style countertops. Plank countertops feature wider wood staves for a distinctive, expansive look.
Customized Kitchen Counters Are Available in Any of 15 Different Species of Wood
Boos customizes counter and island tops in 4 wood species. Butcher Block Co. custom tops are available in 15 species (plus 2 quarter-sawn* oak options).
Rock Maple, American Cherry, Red Oak,
Made-to-Order Butcher Block Counter & Island Tops Come in Three Different Grain Styles
Both Boos and Butcher Block Co. offer edge-grain and end-grain butcher block countertops, although their end-grain styles differ slightly, as shown below.
Only Boos offers custom blended butcher block countertops, which are more affordable due to lower wood scrap rates (shorter wood pieces are utilized in blended tops; not wasted).
Plank-Style Countertops Are Another Great Option
Only BBC makes plank-style countertops. They feature wood staves that show off the source tree's uniform and pleasing face or flat grain. For added visual interest, rails vary in width from 3 to 6 inches. Each runs the full length of the counter.
For a Rustic Look, Specify Hand-Scraping
If you would like an aged, more rustic look, you can request a hand-scraped finish for your Butcher Block Co. edge-grain or plank-style countertops.
Order Finished or Unfinished Countertops in Almost Any Size, Including Extra-Large
BBC countertops can be ordered unfinished to expedite delivery or for custom self-finishing. Otherwise, choose between a natural oil finish or a varnish sealant. If you will prepare food on your countertop, you should select a finish of natural oil, which must be re-applied monthly or so. In contrast, a finish of conversion varnish, which provides a semi-gloss look, requires little maintenance. However, you should not cut directly on a varnished surface, since cuts in the protective coating can create unsanitary openings in the wood beneath.
Boos countertops generally top out at about 12 feet by 4 feet, whereas BBC tops typically max out at 15 feet by 6 feet.
Choose from 9 Different Edge Styles
Both brands offer a variety of edge styles (or profiles), ranging from simple to interesting to elaborate.
Boos Edge Styles: Eased, Radius, Bevel, Bullnose, Roman Ogee
Butcher Block Co. Edge Styles: Square, Eased, Radius, Bevel, Cove, Radius & Steps, Roman Ogee
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If you require mitered cuts in your kitchen counters, or cutouts for appliances or sinks, please call for a more thorough assessment of your needs.