butcher block

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butcher block, chopping block

An assembly of rectangular blocks of hardwood which are edge-glued, joined by dowels, and then pressed together hydraulically; esp. used as a work surface in a kitchen.
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A The John Boos Broadway butcher's block is perfect for a country or period kitchen with its old-style design of rustic grey legs and shelf and wicker storage baskets.
If there's not enough room for an island, then a butcher's block is a great substitute.
They come in natural butcher's block timber in stores like Ikea, stone and granite lookalike in Wickes and B&Q.
Benjy the Charloais was headed for the butcher's block because he'd failed to get it on with a herd of cows he was bought to impregnate.
Hundreds of chickens destined for the Christmas table have been saved from the butcher's block at the 11th hour.
Once saved from the butcher's block, Wilbur is found a new home at Zuckerman's Farm.
It's the fabulous butcher's block that top television designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan transformed from a humble tea trolley for a Home Record feature.
A BUTCHER'S block trolleys can be expensive as they are usually made from solid oak or trusty aluminium.
If you want to use your butcher's block for food preparation, you could tile the top - make sure you use an epoxy grout.
But then she decided that a wooden butcher's block would be even better, since this could double as a table and extra work surface.
Butcher's Block Trolley, left, pounds 129 from McCord