About this product
- 7” thick maple end-grain butcher block top
- Finished with Varnique semi-gloss varnish
- 42” x 24”W (deep) x 36”H
- Solid maple, turned legs
- Natural maple shelf
- Table base comes in various finishes (click "Specifications" to view color options)
- Distressed finish on apron & legs
Note: Surfaces coated with Varnique should not be cut on.
Note: The apron and legs of the Calais feature a distressed finish so some wood grain intentionally shows through.
The Calais Butcher Block Table Brings French Flair to American Kitchens
Now here’s a kitchen table with stopping power! The Calais features a magnificent 7-inch-thick end-grain maple butcher block mounted on a rustic apron and turned legs inspired by those you might find in a farm house in Northern France. Its massive block is such a fabulous work surface it almost makes kitchen chores a dream. Its stylish wooden base IS a dream. Even better, you can choose a finish for your table’s base that suits your tastes and your kitchen’s looks. The table’s measurements are 42”L x 24”W (deep) x 36”H.
Its 7” Thick Butcher Block Top Is a Tribute to North American Maple
Hard rock maple is far and away the most popular wood used in the making of butcher blocks. It’s especially strong, affordable and attractive. Maple’s tans and browns make it as suitable for kitchens with wood-stained cabinets as for those with pastel-painted cupboards. Cutting blocks fashioned in end-grain style in particular, are real attention getters. As evidenced by the surface and sides of such blocks, they’re made by arranging short pieces of wood into a grid, much like troops at attention, and by bonding them together with the help of industrial adhesive, pressure and high heat. The massive block that results serves as a versatile kitchen work surface. You’ll find it to be excellent for both preparing and serving meals.
The Calais’ Striking Checkerboard Surface Is Protected with a Varnique Finish
The top ends of the standing rails form an attractive checkerboard design that visually fascinates since each square exhibits a grain pattern and color signature all its own. Further enhancing the block’s aesthetic features is a semi-gloss varnish-like finish that leaves a smooth sheen. Varnique is a proprietary formula developed by Boos & Co. to showcase and preserve wood’s natural beauty. Wood surfaces finished with Varnique require very little maintenance and can be cleaned with mild soap and water. But it’s important to note that such surfaces should not be cut upon since a knife blade could cut an opening in the Varnique coating.
Choose a Colorful Table Base Finish
The barn red model shown above gives you an idea of the contrast that can be struck by setting the neutral maple block and shelf on a bold-colored base. You can achieve a similar effect with other equally vibrant paint colors and stain finishes. If you prefer a more subtle design statement you might want to consider natural maple. You can preview color samples by clicking on "Specifications" and scrolling down.
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Useful Gray Stain
Spicy Latte (Orange)
French Roast (Dark Brown)
John Boos & Co. backs up its products with 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 wood products ordered unfinished.
*Cutting into a Boos countertop (e.g., trimming its length or width or executing miter cuts or cutouts) will void the manufacturer's warranty. Should you desire a custom size, a miter cut or a cutout, consider calling for pricing on factory-warranted custom cuts.
Neither Boos nor Butcher Block Co. will be liable for any loss or damage arising from use of products or for any consequential damages.
30-Day Return & Exchange Policy
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you may return or exchange it within 30 days of the date of purchase. Since all John Boos products are made-to-order, a 20% restocking fee will apply and you will be responsible for return shipping costs. Please note that customized merchandise, including custom countertops) cannot be returned or exchanged (unless the goods arrive in damaged condition, of course).
If you find the identical, brand new product for less (including shipping & handling) on another website within 3 days of your purchase, email us the address of the webpage where you found the lower-price offer. If we determine that the online store is an authorized John Boos dealer, we will refund the difference. Please note that Butcher Block Co. will not always be able to match a lower price offer (e.g., in cases where doing so would violate legal agreements between us and our manufacturer-partners) and any refund may be limited (e.g., in cases where the competing offer is below our all-in cost).
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