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Innovative Custom Butcher Block Countertops

Innovative Custom Butcher Block Countertops

Apr 15, 2012

Grothouse Walnut butcherblock with waste hole and stainless steel lidProfessional designers are well known for creating stunning spaces that provide beauty and function. Custom Butcher Block Countertops are de rigueur in any working kitchen and what was once a standalone necessity in the form of a simplistic butcher block table of the 1900’s, has evolved into creative fashion. Modern designs include butcherblocks of many forms and shapes, and many can arguably be considered art. Grothouse has crafted butcher block countertops for a variety of kitchens and talented designers and we have highlighted a select few, to provide inspiration for your next project. Each design demonstrates how butcherblock can easily be incorporated into transitional, contemporary and traditional styles and can enhance the appeal of any room in the home.

Walnut Butcherblock Countertop by GrothouseThis Walnut butcher block is inset into the countertop and is readily removable thanks to the routed finger grips. The butcher block has a waste hole with a polished lid. The discards from chopping are easily swiped into the waste hole and captured in the trash bin concealed in a pull out cabinet. Designed by Peter Cardamone of Blue Bell Kitchens, cabinetry by Quality Custom.

An ingenious design by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath is a triple threat, the Walnut butcher block countertop is protected with The Original Oil and can be used for direct chopping and prepping of food. The table serves as additional counter space when in its home place as pictured, and the casters permit this table to moved and used as a dining table or for tableside serving. This kitchen design gained the nod of approval from the NKBA, and Jennifer won the esteemed NKBA Pinnacle Kitchen of the Year Award.

Each butcher block has a different aesthetic and offers the timeless beauty of organic wood surfaces.  Visit our design gallery for additional butcherblock countertop photos and design inspiration.