Designed with small spaces in mind, the Aspen Butcher Block Kitchen Cart is both compact and versatile. It offers plenty of storage options. You'll appreciate the two slatted shelves, top drawer, towel bar, and drop leaf that allow you to maximize your work space. This item is made 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. Satin nickel accents complete the look. Heavy-duty locking caster wheels provide convenient mobility or stationary use as needed.
- Overall (assembled): 32.75W x 21D x 35.75H inches
- Tabletop (drop leaf down): 20W x 21D inches
- Shelf: 18.5W x 17.5D x 11.25H inches
- Interior drawer: 13.38W x 14.88D x 4.75H 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.