Butcher block uses edge-grain construction made by laminating wood rails side-by-side. Edge-grain is used instead of cheaper blended grain for a premium look. Gavco butcher block is made from full length staves of Hard Maple with a 1-1/2" thickness. The multi-colored wood strips provide an especially clean look of continuity. Butcher block can be used in a plethora of commercial and educational settings, specifically for a school environment with a focus on career and technical courses. Although Hard Maple is our standard butcher block, we can source any type of butcher block to suit your needs.