The Matson Country Kitchen Island offers authentic provincial French style, with a warm and inviting finish and sleek chrome towel bar. A pair of slatted shelves provide ample storage for your kitchen, and it also includes an extra-large-capacity drawer. This island features adjustable leveler feet to compensate for uneven floors. The Matson 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 kitchen island to coordinate with your existing decor. The solid 2-inch thick butcher block on top is perfect for chopping and preparing food.
- Overall (assembled): 48W x 24D x 36H inches
- Tabletop: 48W x 24D inches
- Shelf: 43.75W x 18D inches
- Interior drawer: 37W x 15D x 4H inches
This kitchen island 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 island 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.