Compact and versatile, the Ashton Drop Leaf Kitchen Cart allows you to make the most of your space. It features both open and enclosed storage. You'll appreciate the butcher block top, which is ideal for food preparation, as well as the convenient top drawer, central shelf, and cabinet that opens to reveal enclosed shelving space. Two drop leaves allow you to double your prep surface in an instant. The top, legs, braces, and drawer are crafted from oil-finished natural yellow birch hardwood, which is indigenous to the Northeastern U.S. and ranges in color from blond to a darker walnut shade; the natural variation in color allows this cart to coordinate with your existing decor. The side panels are made from warp-resistant veneer to streamline the assembly process. Locking caster wheels provide convenient mobility or stationary use as needed.
- Overall (assembled): 40W x 20D x 35.5H inches
- Overall (One Drop Leaf Up): 30W x 20D inches
- Overall (Drop Leaves Down): 20W x 20D x 35.5H inches
- Interior cabinet: 15.88W x 15.88D x 15H inches
- Interior drawer: 13.38W x 14.88D x 4.75H inches
- Open Shelf: 15.88W x 15.88D x 6.5H inches
This cart ships ready to assemble. The process is easy, requiring only common household tools. Furniture will be shipped with all other necessary hardware and easy-to-follow instructions.
The top of this cart is made for chopping and cutting, and any scratches can be removed with high-grit sandpaper. Recent studies indicate that wood is safer for food preparation than plastic or glass cutting boards; bacteria like salmonella disappear quickly on wood, but tend to live and thrive on plastic. You should always clean your wooden cutting board surface with soapy water, taking care to remove any food particles and dry the board immediately.
To maintain the beautiful finish of your butcher block top, always wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth and use a mild detergent. You should never soak the wood or let water stand for long periods of time, as it affects the grain. Rinse well and towel-dry before applying new oil. We recommend Catskill's Original Butcher Block Oil, although drug store mineral oil can also be effective in sealing wood. Oil will enhance the color of the wood and offer short-term protection. The old adage of oiling the surface once a week for the first month and once a month for the first year is appropriate, imbuing your cart or island with a rich, golden glow.