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  • John Boos is the leading name in butcher blocks
  • Maple, walnut, cherry or oak
  • Edge, end or blended-grain style
  • Premium residential, commercial or industrial-grade
  • Custom angle cuts; sink & stove cutouts (please call)
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  • Made by Amish craftsmen
  • Edge-grain & end-grain butcher block, or PLANK-style
  • 17 wood types; 4 styles; 47 varieties in total 
  • Up to 15 feet long, 7 feet wide, 4.5 in. thick
  • Fast turnaround: tops ship in 2 to 3 weeks

Custom Countertops from the Two Biggest Names in the Industry

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 premium 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. BBC counters might be just the ticket if you’re interested in a less commonplace 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. 

Customize Kitchen Counters 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).

Boos Custom Countertop Price Quotes

Rock Maple, American Cherry,
Red Oak, Black Walnut

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Butcher Block Co. Custom Countertops

Rock Maple, American Cherry, Red Oak,
Black Walnut, Ash, Beech, Birch, Brazilian Cherry,
Hickory, Knotty Alder, Knotty Pine, Mahogany,
Poplar, Spanish Cedar, White Oak, plus
Quarter-sawn* Red or White Oak

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Quarter-sawn wood counter top

Made-to-Order Counter Tops & Island Tops Come in All Grain Styles

Both Boos and Butcher Block Co. offer edge-grain custom countertops and end-grain custom countertops, although their end-grain styles differ slightly, as shown below.

Only Boos offers custom blended countertops, which are more affordable due to lower wood scrap rates (shorter wood pieces are utilized in blended tops; not wasted).

And only BBC makes more affordable plank-style custom countertops, which show off wood's uniform and pleasing face or flat grain and feature wood staves that run the full length of the counter and vary in width from 3 to 6 inches.

You can even request that your Butcher Block Co. edge-grain or plank countertops in hand-scraped style. Hand-scraped countertops provide an aged, rustic look.

Custom Butcher Block Grain Styles
Custom Countertop Grain Style Options

Order Countertops - Finished or Unfinished - 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 of custom counter tops offer a variety of edge styles or profiles, ranging from simple to interesting to elaborate. 

Boos Edge Styles: Eased, Radius, Bevel, Bullnose, Roman Ogee (exact dimensions vary based on countertop thickness)

Butcher Block Co. Edge Styles: Square, Eased, Radius, Bevel, Cove, Radius & Steps, Roman Ogee (small or large)

Custom Countertop Edge Styles

Custom Countertop Instant Price Quotes

Get instant price quotes on custom Boos and Butcher Block Co. countertops. It's simple and straightforward and a great way 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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