The Empire Kitchen Island boasts our largest work surface ever, with over 14.5 square feet of tabletop when leaves are fully extended. Full extension glides on both the leaves and the drawer allow for easy pull-out and return. Cabinet doors on both sides of the island provide even more convenient access to stored items. Locking casters make moving this large island a breeze, or allow for a stationary use.
Modern, nickel-plated hardware functions as drawer and leaf pulls and doubles as towel bars. Pull-out leaves are table height (30 inches) to allow for standard seating while preparing food. The lower-tiered leaves also allow for easier movement of ingredients into bowls or mixers. The interior cabinet shelf is adjustable, allowing for customization to fit your specific needs. 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 kitchen island to coordinate with your existing decor. The Empire is a quality, functional piece that will enhance any kitchen, while adding comfort and beauty to its surroundings.
Overall size: 44W x 26D x 36H
With leaves fully extended: 82W x 26D x 36H
Top: 44W x 26D x 1.25 Thick
Top Drawer: 31W x 22D x 4.5H
Interior Cabinet: 39.5W x 22.25D x 24H
Catskill Craftsmen's Eco-friendly Practices
Catskill Craftsmen is committed to protecting the environment through responsible forest management and manufacturing practices. Located in the Catskill Mountains of upper state New York, Catskill Craftsmen plays a role in maintaining the health of the New York City watershed. This watershed provides clean water for New York City and other communities in the area. Healthy, well-managed forests are better able to filter pollutants from entering streams and rivers, which preserves the quality of watershed resources. With this goal in mind, the company supports the efforts of the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC). With the WAC, Catskill Craftsmen encourages lumber suppliers (family forest owners and public land managers) to make wise harvesting decisions and control erosion in order to safeguard water quality.
Other efforts to protect the environment include using sustainable wood sources and reducing wood waste. Catskill Craftsmen's manufactured items are made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods, primarily birch and hard rock maple. All sawdust, shavings, and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process are converted into wood pellet fuel used to heat homes. This alternative heating source creates less ash and lower emissions than some other fuels. By operating their own wood pellet mill, Catskill Craftsmen reduces their wood waste to zero. As natural resources become even more valuable, Catskill Craftsmen will continue to advance proper stewardship of the pristine Catskill Mountain region.