Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertops crafted by Grothouse are a “wow” factor in any kitchen. But when you add two Tigerwood butcher block countertops like Daniel G. Steger, AIA Principal of DGS Architecture and Pomeroy & Co., Inc. did in their design, you achieve a whole new level of “WOW.”
Tigerwood is known for its striking figure that can range from fine lines to deep, bold lines that look like brush strokes. When Tigerwood is crafted in end grain construction to create butcher block countertops, beauty and function are combined to create the ultimate kitchen area.
Butcher block countertops crafted in end grain construction can be used for a variety of different purposes. The first, and most common, use is for food preparation. End grain construction is the preferred chopping surface by chefs because it is the kindest to knives and keeps them sharp. In addition, butcher blocks tend to be self-healing and most knife marks disappear after cleaning. If any heavy knife marks appear on the block, it can be sanded and re-finished to look like new.
Another use for butcher block countertops is an area for dining. Wood is naturally a warm material, not to mention it is kind to fine china and other tableware. Who wouldn’t want the comfort of a naturally warm, kind material to gather around with their family and friends? End grain construction style also permits the ability to make a very large table without needing seams, creating a truly colossal appearance.
The use of two Tigerwood butcher block countertops in this kitchen is quite brilliant. One butcher block can be used strictly for food preparation purposes, and the other can be used for dining purposes.
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