Food and Cooking - Butcher Blocks
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Sat Feb 07 00:00:00 MST 2009flyfishnut Rating:5.0
This is one of the best values for the money if you are looking for a fairly thick butcher block. Many are available in one inch thickness and are for looks only. But this 2" model looks and feels like a true butcher block without going overboard. It for the cook that wants to cut and prepare food right on the surface. The two shelf model is perfect for a wine rack and storing platters while entertaining. The quality is excellent for the money. We searched all the manufacturers sites before making our decision on which model to buy. To our surprise Overstock.com had it in stock and it was quite a bit less than other sites.
Wed Nov 06 00:00:00 MST 2013msprincipal Rating:5.0
This is exactly what I was looking for. The wood is high quality, and the size is perfect. It is truly a beautiful addition to my kitchen. I read all the reviews and knew the assembly was going to be a little tough. However, I took my time, organized the pieces, and read the instructions line-by-line. When the instructions weren't clear enough (several times), I watched the online videos...they were excellent help. It took this 62-year-old lady approximately 6 hours to complete the process with no other assistance. My only disappointment was with the top. It felt a little rough and pourous. I was concerned that a drop of cooking oil or wine might discolor the wood, so my husband sanded and polyurethaned the top. I would highly recommend doing this if you plan on actually using the cart for food prep or serving. It is now PERFECT!!
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