We are totally in love with our island top in end-grain cherry. It is an incredible keystone to our kitchen. There is no granite that would have the same elegance and warmth of this top. Despite excellent packing, UPS managed to break our top in half - which must have been no small feat. It was insured and we got an immediate call from Mr. Armani to let us know we could return it for repair or replacement. I am a long time woodworker, so I opted to glue and clamp it - with instruction from Armani - and the joint can't be found. Armani is superior in craftsmanship and gets 5 stars for outstanding business practice and customer care. There simply can't be a better butcher block at a better price. I shopped a lot, and our top is really exquisite.
Few countertops can combine the beauty, quality, and functionality loved by culinarians. The End Grain Cherry Butcher Block Countertop from Armani Fine Woodworking manages to merge those characteristics and more into a chopping-friendly wood countertop with beautiful, functional appeal. The food safe qualities that make it a perfect place for preparing a meal. This end cut Cherry countertop can be custom made for you and shipped to your doorstep.
Start at the Source: From hand selecting premium grade kiln dried Cherry hardwood lumber, to arranging it to your desired specifications, to putting all the finishing touches in place, we prioritize quality from start to finish in all of our products. The End Grain Cherry Butcher Block Countertop is no exception.
Capture the Color: Spoiler alert –- Cherry hardwood is a favorite for many kitchen owners, and for good reason. Its classic tone, sturdiness, durability, and rich color make it a natural choice for furniture throughout the home. We filter out the cream colored sapwood in the Cherry almost entirely for a very attractive and uniform colored Cherry look. There is still some variation in the Cherry’s Heartwood, which is the darker colored part of the tree as pictured. When you receive your End Grain Cherry Butcher Block Countertop, it will be lighter than pictured here and will darken several shades to the color pictured over over the first year.
Make It Your Own: Do something different. Forget about cutting down a pre-made wood slab to fit your space because we'll custom make your End Grain Cherry Butcher Block Countertop according to your desired size and thickness request. It will arrive ready-to-install so that you can be sure it fits into your kitchen design and aesthetic. Our Mineral oil and organic beeswax finish is the perfect safe-for-chopping finish. Need more protection? We also have Monocoat, and Everlast Satin Varnish finish options in case you won't be chopping on the end grain butcher block and you desire a lower maintenance finish.
Get To Cooking: You want your countertop to help you prepare and serve delicious food. To that end, we condition the countertops with mineral oil and beeswax finish to ensure that your surface is well-conditioned and safe to use for food preparation. This finish is natural, beautiful, and made in-house. Plus, the end grain wood’s vertical orientation makes a “catch and release” mechanism that is gentler, and keeps your knives sharper longer and the wood will distress slower than the equivalent edge grain butcher block.
Use It: We are dedicated to making durable, lasting hardwood countertops that last and last. To help make that happen, we have provided complimentary care and maintenance instructions on our website. Our step-by-step guides detail how to take care of the mineral oil and organic beeswax finish among other elements, so that you can keep your hardwood countertop conditioned and looking fantastic.
End Grain Cherry Butcher Block Countertop Features at a glance:
- End Grain Cherry Butcher Block Countertop
- Grown, Sustainably Sourced and Handmade in the USA
- Customize and order online
- Thicknesses from 2" to 4" available
- Recommended minimum thickness is 2 1/4” for anything over 48” long and 2 1/2” for anything over 60” long.
Armani Fine Woodworking is located just outside of Denver, Colorado, but we can ship anywhere in the contiguous United States.
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