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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Mohammad Shareef, a craftsman in Kenchi Amarsadhu on Ferozpur Road, has been making the knives, butcher blocks and other tools from iron for the past many years.
The wooden butcher block top is fastened to a metal frame to prevent warping and provide ample support for the load.
"I'd like to invite you back to the butcher block! ...
This is the original Wood Welded Butcher Block made the traditional way with double dovetails in the face.
Butcher block culled from sustainably harvested woods is a beautiful and reliable option.
The wreaths were placed beside the butcher block on which it is believed Emmett's head was cut off with a knife.
Once it's cooled down enough, we cut the meat in our,kitchen on the counter, on a butcher block to protect the counter.
Students then created a life size model of their famous person on rolled poster or butcher block paper.
If such arguments have frightened you away from slicing, dicing, or boning on wood, you may be able to bring your butcher block out of retirement.
The lounge has a feature fire set onto a raised hearth with an attractive surround and the kitchen has been superbly re-fitted, including butcher block work surfaces to three sides, ample cupboard space and an integrated washing machine.
The kitchen has been updated with a tile back splash and butcher block counter tops.