Standard-Size Butcher Block Countertops & Island Tops By John Boos & Co.
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Wood countertops are perfect for folks who love nature and the warmth that wood imparts to kitchens. They’re equally appreciated by those who value meal preparation as much as they do meal presentation since butcher block can be cut, sliced and diced upon, although cutting boards certainly have their place! Bakers especially, value wood counters for kneading, rolling and cutting dough.
To make your new-build or renovation easier, John Boos & Co. makes butcher block countertops in many standard styles and sizes. Sorting through counter or island top standard sizes used to be overwhelming. But now BBC’s Countertop Selector Tool makes the shopping process a piece of cake.
Boos Countertops Come in Maple, Walnut, Cherry or Oak
All four of these popular hardwood species are harvested from North American forests – forests that are managed for sustainability. Hard Rock Maple is the most popular species used in butcher block countertops. It’s the hardest of the four woods, plus its neutral colors - tan and light to medium browns - complement almost any kitchen’s décor.
At the other end of the spectrum is American Black Walnut. Walnut is by far the darkest of your four options. While it boasts some tan and cream, medium to chocolate browns dominate.
American Cherry skews a bit red of course, revealing pink to reddish-brown hues, plus streaks of pale yellow. It starts out somewhat pale, but patinas over time.
Appalachian Red Oak is characterized by richer, bolder browns compared to maple, plus hints of gold and pink and amber tones.
You’ll want to consider hardness and cost, but it typically comes down to which species appeals to you and will fit nicely with your kitchen décor.
Boos Constructs Butcher Block Countertops in Three Different Grain Styles
In an edge-grain (aka vertical-grain or long-grain) countertop, each wood rail runs the full length of the counter and displays the edges of planks sawn from the tree.
Blended-grain counters also display wood’s edge grain, but these tops use more than one wood rail to span the countertop’s full length; except for the outermost rails, which run full-length. Those multiple rails of wood are finger-jointed together and rotated in order to hide the joints inside the board. That’s why they’re also known as finger-jointed, edge-grain blocks.
Either style is quite suitable for baking and preparing and serving meals, but if you intend to do much heavy cutting directly on your countertop, you should consider end-grain butcher block instead. The surface of an end-grain block is comprised of the cut ends of short staves, ranging from 2-1/4 to 7 inches, so they are able to absorb sharp edges without showing much wear or prematurely dulling your knives.
CJohn Boos Manufactures All its Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Stainless Steel Countertops Here in the USA
Boos has been making butcher block products for more than a century, and stainless steel countertops and kitchen equipment for over half a century. The company leverages all that experience to produce the best wood countertops for home kitchens; commercial countertops certified by NSF for use in restaurants and food plants; and industrial-grade countertops that are great for garage workbenches, workshops and industrial applications.
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Edge grain butcher block tops feature full-length wood rails with no unsightly butt ends or finger joints. You’ll find little color variation or mineral streaks in edge grain countertops.
End grain butcher block tops are built by fusing together the end pieces of wood rails into a checkerboard pattern. Variations in end piece color and size add visual character. Strong and durable, end grain blocks are more resistant to nicks and gouges; they better absorb the impact of knife blades, keeping them sharper longer; and they deter bacteria from penetrating the wood.
Blended grain butcher block countertops feature rails of wood that are cut at random lengths, arranged end to end, finger jointed together and then bonded side by side. Blended counter tops show a great deal of color and grain variation, giving the top a look similar to a wood plank floor.
Choose a Natural Oil finish if you intend to cut directly on your counter top. Choose a Varnique Semi-Gloss finish if you do not intend to cut on your counter top. (Not available on End Grain.)
The table below outlines countertop dimensions that require special analysis so that we may present you with the lowest possible price quote. If your request falls into any of these categories, please contact us for assistance: 1-877 845-5597 or email us at [email protected]
|End Grain||Edge Grain||Blended Grain|
|1.5" thick||> 145"||> 42"||> 145"||> 42"|
|1.75" thick||> 145"||> 48"|
|2.25" thick||> 60"||> 38"||> 145"||> 48"|
|3" thick||> 60"||> 38"||> 145"||> 48"|
|4" thick||> 60"||> 38"|
|7" thick||> 48"||> 32"|
Other Custom Options
If you are looking for a size or configuration not covered here, such as a 45-degree miter cut or a sink or stove cut-out, please call us at 877-845-5597 for a custom price quote.
About Custom Edging
End-grain edges cannot be customized. The standard edge is 1/4" radius, top only.
Edge or Blended Grain
The standard is sanded, slightly eased, top only. We offer four custom options illustrated below (not available on every species-grain style combination.) Note: Bullnose edges are 3/4" radius, top and bottom, regardless of countertop thickness.
Boos Block Logo
The "Boos Block" logo can be engraved on the edge of your countertop at no additional cost. If you select "Yes", it will appear on both long edges, approximately 2 inches in from the left edge on EDGE or BLENDED grain tops, and centered on END grain tops. If you would like to adjust placement of the logo, please enter specific instructions in the "Comments" box during Checkout.
All backsplashes are solid wood and face-grain style; 4" high and 3/4" thick. Standard lengths are shown in the drop-down menu. You can cut a standard size backsplash to a custom length, or call us to arrange for a custom cut.
NOTE: Countertops are made-to-order. They can be returned or exchanged only due to manfacturer defects or shipping damage.
Cutting into a countertop (e.g., trimming its length or width or executing miter cuts or cutouts) will void the manufacturer's one-year warranty. Call for pricing on factory- warranted custom cuts and cutouts.
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