Elegant and understated, the Beacon Kitchen Cart offers classic French Country style and handy functionality. It's available in your choice of two different size options. 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. With a large drawer, stainless steel towel bars on both sides, and two generous slatted shelves, this cart offers plenty of storage space. The 2.5-inch thick top is perfect for cutting and preparing food. It boasts a special hand-rubbed finish. Four heavy-duty, 3-inch hard rubber wheels, two of which lock, provide convenient mobility.
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.
Based in Stamford, New York, Catskill Craftsmen is the nation's leading manufacturer of ready-to-assemble kitchen islands, carts, and work centers. Every item is made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods like birch and hard rock maple. Because all sawdust, shavings, and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process are converted into wood pellet fuel, Catskill Craftsmen generates no wood waste. Founded in 1948, this privately held company is dedicated to offering high-quality products at fair prices and the best customer service in the industry.</p>