Grand Kitchen Island Workcenter
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 dimensions:Overall (assembled): 36W x 24D x 35.5H inchesTabletop: 36W x 24D inchesInterior drawer: 25.63W x 18D x 9.5H inchesShelf: 31.75W x 21D x 17H inchesStandard top with 8-inch drop leaf dimensions:Overall (assembled): 36W x 34D x 35.5H inchesTabletop (drop leaf up): 36W x 34D inchesTabletop (drop leaf down): 36W x 24D inchesInterior drawer: 25.63W x 18D x 9.5H inchesShelf: 31.75W x 21D x 17H inchesThis 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.About CatskillBased in Stamford, New York, Catskill Craftsmen is the nation's leading manufacturer of ready-to-assemble kitchen islands, carts, and work centers. Every item is made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods like birch and hard rock maple. Because all sawdust, shavings, and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process are converted into wood pellet fuel, Catskill Craftsmen generates no wood waste. Founded in 1948, this privately held company is dedicated to offering high-quality products at fair prices and the best customer service in the industry.