Design Inspiration: Butcher Blocks

If you need an extra surface for food preparation that also offers a warm aesthetic, strong finish, and anti-bacterial properties, end grain butcher block worktops may be just what you are looking for.

Butchers blocks have a long – if not exactly illustrious – history! Originating in China, the blocks were traditionally made out of anything that was available: a long tree stump or log, or even a smooth stone! But what is it that sets a butcher block apart from a regular chopping board? The construction, for one thing: the material needs to be suitable for direct cutting and meat preparation (such as deboning, chopping and filleting, which can be extremely intensive); the board also needs to be thick enough to withstand this pressure.

An end grain butchers block is the perfect combination, therefore: the construction means that the end of the wood’s fibre is exposed. This edge is resistant to cuts and is very dense and durable. It also creates an extremely attractive, natural finish.

There a number of ways in which an end grain butcher block can be integrated into your kitchen; whether as an addition to an island, a standalone item, or even as a surface for a portable trolley (an excellent space-saver). We provide end grain butcher blocks in a variety of different timbers, ensuring that there is a choice for all bespoke kitchen designs – whatever the layout or style.

Design Inspiration: Butcher Blocks
Design Inspiration: Butcher Blocks

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