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Idea 6: Butcher-Block Island

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Butcher-block islands typically come as stand-alone work stations or carts with butcher-block countertops ranging from 2 to 16 inches thick. Other options include attaching a butcher-block table to a built-in island or incorporating a butcher-block surface into the countertop of a built-in island. It's a perfect place for the house sous chef to prep a meal and it also adds a furniture look to the kitchen.

Design Tips

Although maple is a common choice for butcher blocks, other hard woods such as walnut, cherry and teak work just as well and create more contrast with light-colored cabinetry.

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