The Grand Workcenter is sure to meet the needs of even the most discriminating kitchen connoisseur. 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 workcenter to coordinate with your existing decor. It boasts an impressive 2-inch thick butcher block top that's perfect for cutting and preparing food. Other features include a 10-inch deep, large-capacity drawer, three chrome towel bars, and a lower slatted shelf for open storage. Choose between options with or without a built-in drop leaf to maximize your work surface. Locking caster wheels provide convenient mobility or stationary use as needed. This commanding design offers years of intensive use.
Standard top with 10-inch drop leaf dimensions:
- Overall (assembled): 36W x 34D x 35.5H inches
- Tabletop (drop leaf up): 36W x 34D inches
- Tabletop (drop leaf down): 36W x 24D inches
- Interior drawer: 25.63W x 18D x 9.5H inches
- Shelf: 31.75W x 21D x 17H inches
This work center 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 work center 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.