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Maple Butcher Block Countertops

A Maple Butcher Block Countertop Will Feature Neutral Colors and a Uniform Look

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Edge-Grain Maple Countertops
 Edge-Grain Maple 
1.5" Thick  1.75" Thick
 2.25" Thick   3" Thick

Blended Maple Countertops
Blended Maple


End-Grain Maple Countertops
End-Grain Maple
2.25" Thick  3" Thick
 4" Thick   7" Thick

  Commercial & Industrial-Grade Counter & Island Tops
NSF Commercial
(Jointed Maple)
Workbench Tops
(Jointed Maple)

custom wood countertops
Custom Countertops
Butcher Block & Plank Style
15 Species, 8 Edge Styles
Oiled, Varnished or Unfinished

Maple Butcher Block Kitchen Counters and Islands Are by Far the Most Popular

Maple happens to be the strongest North American hardwood. In addition, maple boasts a combination of colors that fit nearly any kitchen - cream, tan and light to medium browns. Regardless whether your kitchen's décor is rustic, traditional, modern or contemporary, it's likely that a maple butcher's block countertop will make it look even better. 

These Maple Countertops Are Made by John Boos, the Market Leader

Boos has been making butcher blocks since the late 1800s. The company first catered to blacksmiths in need of sturdy surfaces on which to do heavy pounding. Once butcher shops realized these blocks were perfectly suited to their needs as well, demand spiked. Decades later, home chefs discovered the versatility and resilience of butcher block and a new market for wood kitchen counters developed.

Choosing Maple Butcher Block for Your Kitchen Counters or Island Is Only the First Step

Next you must decide on a grain style. Options include edge, end and blended-grain styles. Edge-grain maple is popular since it showcases maple’s fairly consistent coloration with a minimum number of seams. End-grain maple counters, which feature short maple strips stood on end and arranged in a checkerboard pattern, are the toughest, since the millions of wood fibers that comprise the cutting surface are better able to absorb sharp blades and bounce back. Blended maple countertops feature shorter strips of maple, except in their outermost rails, creating a more muted and less linear look. 

Butcher Block Grain Styles

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