The large butcher block from John Boos & Co. is made of solid maple and features a checkerboard design.
John Boos & Co., a wood butcher block manufacturer, recently manufactured a large, round butcher block made of solid hard rock Maple.
The large butcher block measures 5 feet round and 10 inches thick, weighing 1,000 pounds. The end grain construction gives the butcher block a checkerboard design. A hole will be cut out of the block's middle for insertion of a cooktop/warming unit. The block will be used as a carving and serving station in a university where brisket, chicken and steaks will be sliced and served.
To see additional innovative product designs by John Boos & Co., visit the website at www.johnboos.com.
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