Meet the Borough Kitchen x Rencraft Butcher's Block, a standalone island featuring a 100m-thick endgrain wooden surface made of dark walnut (also available in light maple). The exposed fibres of endgrain wood make it resistant to knife cuts and any scars level out with time. The size and thickness of the worktop make a stable surface for cutting meat, as well as an excellent surface for kneading dough or general food prep. The European oak base features one drawer in the small (65 x 45cm) and medium (87.5 x 55cm) sized butcher blocks; and two drawers in the large sized (110 x 60cm) butcher's block. All blocks feature two shelves, extending your kitchen storage, and have locking wheels for easy mobility that does not detract from the blocks' stability. Handcrafted in Sevenoaks, free delivery is available within Kent and the M25 area; quotes for other areas will be decided upon request.
Why we love it
'You can just tell this piece is handcrafted with care based on how every aspect feels and is so durable, to say nothing of its gorgeous looks. It adds a work surface and extra storage to the kitchen, which makes it easier for more than one person to be in at once, and is gentle on my knives. I especially like the wheels, which let me carve roasts, add final touches to any dish, or even make cocktails tableside when entertaining.'
About The Brand
Rencraft is an award-winning British company that designs and manufactures bespoke kitchens that stand the test of time. Rencraft looks at the principles of woodworking from an engineering perspective, blending traditional methods with key pieces of modern machinery that customers—like us—are beyond satisfied with. (They are responsible for our Islington flagship’s cook school, fitted with custom Borough Kitchen Blue shaker cabinets.) All their furniture has been made in their workshop in Chart Farm, near Sevenoaks in Kent, for 40 years, by experienced craftsmen who’ve been with the company for decades. This set-up lets them tailor their methods and our materials accordingly, always using the best approach for the job.Shop Rencraft