Custom Countertops by John Boos and Butcher Block Co.
Customized wood countertops from the two leading butcher block brands.
- Crafted by Amish woodworkers
- 15 wood species; 4 styles; 47 varieties in total
- Edge-grain & end-grain butcher block, or PLANK-style
- Up to 15 feet long, 7 feet wide, 4.5 in. thick
- Fast turnaround: tops ship in 2 to 3 weeks
Custom countertops from Butcher Block Co. are 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 need an extra-large size or a particular thickness; 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 rails (3 to 6 inches wide) and deliver a distinctive, expansive look. Finish options include natural oil, conversion varnish and unfinished.
Butcher Block Co. Countertops - In 15 Species of Wood
BB Co. also offers maple, red oak, walnut, and cherry, plus 11 other species and two quarter-sawn options (red and white oak).
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BB Co. - Edge & End Grain Butcher Block, Plus Plank Style
At BB Co. we use narrower planks than Boos in our edge-grain butcher block countertops (1" wide vs. 1-3/4" wide).
Our end-grain countertops also differ from those made by Boos; we use non-square rectangular pieces.
BB Co. plank-style countertops show off the source tree's fairly uniform and pleasing face or flat grain. Planks vary in width from 3 to 6 inches.
For a more rustic look, choose a hand-scraped finish for your BB Co. edge-grain or plank countertops.
Learn more about butcher block grain styles.
BB Co. Finishes: Natural Oil, Varnish or Unfinished
You can order countertops unfinished, if you wish to finish them yourself. Your other choices are natural oil or conversion varnish. If you plan to cut directly on your countertop, you should select the natural oil finish. Note that you will need to re-apply oil to your countertop about once a month in order to protect and preserve it.
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 leave the wood beneath vulnerable.
Six Edging Options for Butcher Block Co. Tops
The standard (default) edge style on BB Co. countertops is "square and sanded lightly." Eased edges (1/8 inch radius) feature smoother, rounded top corners. Radiused edges are even more rounded. In contrast, Beveled edges are distinctly angular.
Three other edging options provide fancier, differentiated looks. Two feature convex top corners: the Radius & Steps and Roman Ogee designs. Coved edges are concave.
For a summary of features by brand, check out this side-by-side comparison.
Instant Price Quotes
You can generate price quotes on either custom countertop brand in a matter of seconds. The process is simple and straightforward and allows you to compare prices across brands, wood types, grain styles and thicknesses. 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.
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