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Used Butcher Block Workbenches

Butcher block workbenches are available in pressed board and maple. Pressed board is kiln dried, electronically glued, cured, and sanded smooth. Solid maple tops are sanded smooth, with straight or radius edges available. Butcher block workbenches are easy to assemble and can withstand medium to heavy loads. These workstations improve efficiency and help employees work more comfortably. Butcher Block Workbench is ideal for assembly lines, manufacturing plants, distribution centers and more. ASI has many sizes of used butcher block workbenches available.


Used Butcher Block Workbenches
Used Butcher Block Workbenches
  • Durable, Solid Construction
  • Available With And Without Drawers
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Used 80/20 Butcher Block Workbenches
Used 80/20 Butcher Block Workbenches
  • 80/20 Aluminum Frame
  • Butcher Block Top
  • 34" D x 84" L x 76" H
  • [BD-0086]
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Used Butcher Block Workbench - 30" Deep
Used Butcher Block Workbench - 30" Deep
  • Approx. 30" Deep
  • Approx. 72" Long
  • Approx. 36" High
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Used Phoenix Workstations Adjustable Butcher Block Workstations
Used Phoenix Workstations Adjustable Butcher Block Workstations
  • Adjustable Legs for Improved Ergonomics
  • Light Fixture for Maximum Visibility
  • Quantities Limited; Order Today!
  • [BD-0118]
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About Butcher Block Workbenches

Butcher block workbenches are sturdy, versatile, and practical work surfaces that find application in various settings, ranging from professional workshops to home garages. The key defining feature of a butcher block workbench is the top surface, which is made from thick, solid wood. The material used is dense, resilient, and long-lasting, making them ideal for work surfaces that may be exposed to cutting, pounding, and other heavy-duty jobs.

The construction involves arranging individual wood strips or "staves" side by side and bonding them together with food-safe adhesives. This results in a thick, durable surface that can withstand heavy weights and resist damaging or cracking over time.

Butcher block workbenches typically have a robust frame made from steel, wood, or a combination of to support the weight of the solid wood top. The frame may include shelves, drawers, and cabinets to provide additional storage for tools, materials, and equipment.

Butcher block workbenches are highly versatile and serve a variety of functions. In workshops, they act as reliable surfaces for woodworking, metalworking, and other DIY projects. Their strength and durability make them well-suited for handling power tools, sawing, and hammering.

Butcher block workbenches are an excellent, versatile, and durable addition to any department in your warehouse. The bench tops are resistant to impact and damage from tools, making them ideal for manufacturing, fabrication, shipping, and other tool work. They are mounted on steel frames to avoid rust and corrosion, and American Surplus can even add Vidmar cabinet drawers in addition to numerous other customizations. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of butcher block workbenches, as well as our full selection of used workbenches.

Advantages of Butcher Block Workbenches

Butcher block workbenches offer several advantages that make them a popular choice in various settings. Here are some of the major pros of using butcher block workbenches:

  • Durability: Butcher block workbenches are built to withstand heavy-duty use. The solid wood construction, typically made from hard and dense woods like maple or beech, provides exceptional strength and resilience. This durability allows the workbenches to handle a wide range of tasks, from cutting and chopping to pounding and drilling.
  • Knife-Friendly Surface: The wood surface of butcher block workbenches is gentle on knives and cutting tools. Unlike harder materials like metal or stone, wood is less likely to dull the edges of knives, reducing the need for frequent sharpening.
  • Versatility: Butcher block workbenches are highly versatile and can be used for a wide range of tasks. In workshops, they serve as reliable work surfaces for woodworking, metalworking, crafting, and other DIY projects. In kitchens, they function as chopping blocks, providing a stable and safe area for food preparation.
  • Reduced Noise and Vibration: The natural resilience of wood helps dampen noise and absorb vibrations, making butcher block workbenches more comfortable to work on compared to harder surfaces like metal or concrete.
  • Aesthetics: Butcher block workbenches have a timeless, rustic charm that adds warmth and character to any space. The natural wood grain and warm tones create an inviting and pleasant atmosphere, whether in a professional workshop or a home kitchen.
  • Easy to Maintain: Maintaining a butcher block workbench is relatively straightforward. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water keeps the surface clean and sanitary. Applying food-safe mineral oil or beeswax periodically helps to nourish and protect the wood, ensuring its longevity.
  • Eco-Friendly: If made from sustainably sourced wood, butcher block workbenches can be an eco-friendly option. Using renewable resources promotes a greener and more sustainable approach to manufacturing and reduces the impact on the environment.
  • Customization Options: Many manufacturers offer customization options for butcher block workbenches, allowing customers to choose the size, configuration, and additional features that best suit their needs and space.
  • Long Lifespan: Properly cared for, a high-quality butcher block workbench can last for many years, making it a cost-effective investment for workshops, kitchens, or other workspaces.

Butcher Block Workbenches Applications

Butcher block workbenches find applications in a variety of settings due to their durability, versatility, and unique properties. Here are some of the common applications for butcher block workbenches:

  • Woodworking Workshops: Butcher block workbenches are commonly used in woodworking workshops as sturdy and reliable surfaces for various woodworking tasks. Woodworkers can use these benches for cutting, sanding, planning, chiseling, and assembling projects. The knife-friendly surface is particularly advantageous when handling hand tools, as it reduces the risk of damaging or dulling the cutting edges.
  • Metalworking Workshops: In metalworking workshops, butcher block workbenches serve as robust work surfaces for tasks like cutting, grinding, filing, and assembling metal pieces. The solid wood top can handle the weight of heavy metal parts and provides a buffer against the noise and vibrations generated during metalworking processes.
  • Crafting and DIY Projects: Butcher block workbenches are also popular among crafters and DIY enthusiasts. They offer a stable and spacious workspace for a wide range of crafting activities, such as painting, sculpting, jewelry making, and other artistic endeavors.
  • Culinary Settings: Butcher block workbenches have a long history of use in commercial kitchens, but they are also becoming popular in residential kitchens. As chopping blocks, they offer a safe and durable surface for food preparation. The natural antimicrobial properties of the wood add an extra layer of hygiene, making them ideal for handling food.
  • Bakeries and Pastry Shops: In baking environments, butcher block workbenches are utilized for dough preparation, rolling, and shaping. The wood's forgiving surface makes it easier to work with dough, especially for delicate pastry and bread-making tasks.
  • Butcher Shops and Meat Processing: As the name suggests, butcher block workbenches have a historical association with meat preparation. In modern butcher shops and meat processing facilities, these workbenches are still employed for cutting and trimming meats. The dense and durable wood surface can withstand the rigors of meat cleavers and knives.
  • Laboratories: In certain laboratory settings, butcher block workbenches are used as stable and durable surfaces for tasks that do not require chemical-resistant materials. They can serve as workstations for sample preparation, microscope work, and other non-hazardous laboratory activities.
  • Education and Schools: Butcher block workbenches are also found in educational settings, particularly in vocational and technical training programs. They provide students with practical and robust work surfaces for learning various trades and skills.
  • Garages and DIY Home Projects: In home garages and workshops, butcher block workbenches offer an excellent surface for DIY projects, vehicle maintenance, and general repair work. They are ideal for hobbyists and home improvement enthusiasts.
  • Art Studios: Artists working with various mediums, such as painting, drawing, and sculpting, can benefit from the smooth and stable surface of butcher block workbenches. The natural aesthetic of the wood can also complement the creative environment.

Butcher Block Workbenches Manufacturers

  • Grizzly Industrial, Inc.
  • Borroughs Corporation
  • John Boos & Co.
  • Edsal Manufacturing Company
  • Husky
  • Seville Classics
  • ULINE
  • Rousseau Metal
  • BenchPro
  • Little Giant
  • Hallowell
  • Global Industrial
  • Chris & Chris
  • Catskill Craftsmen
  • Jonti-Craft

Butcher Block Workbenches are Also Known As

  • Industrial Butcher Block Workbench
  • Warehouse Work Table with Butcher Block Top
  • Heavy-Duty Wood-Top Workbench
  • Wooden Industrial Workbench
  • Solid Wood Workbench for Warehouses
  • Commercial Wood Work Table
  • Woodworking Workbenches
  • Carpenter's Workbenches
  • Woodworker's Bench
  • Butcher's Table
  • Kitchen Island
  • Block Table
  • Workstation
  • Shop Bench

Butcher Block Workbenches Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a butcher block workbench?
A: A butcher block workbench is a sturdy and durable work surface with a top made from thick, solid wood. It is commonly used in workshops, kitchens, and other settings where a robust, knife-friendly, and versatile surface is needed.

Q: How do I maintain a butcher block workbench?
A: To maintain a butcher block workbench, clean it regularly with mild soap and water. For added protection and to prevent the wood from drying out, apply food-safe mineral oil or beeswax regularly.

Q: What materials are used to make the butcher block top?
A: The butcher block top is typically made from dense and hardwearing wood species such as hard maple, beech, oak, or cherry. These woods are known for their strength and natural antimicrobial properties.

Q: Are butcher block workbenches suitable for heavy-duty tasks in workshops?
A: Absolutely! Butcher block workbenches are designed to withstand heavy-duty tasks in workshops. They can handle cutting, sawing, hammering, and other demanding activities without easily showing signs of wear.

Q: Are butcher block workbenches eco-friendly?
A: Butcher block workbenches can be eco-friendly if made from sustainably sourced wood. Choosing products made from renewable resources promotes environmental sustainability.

Q: How long does a butcher block workbench typically last?
A: The lifespan of a butcher block workbench depends on various factors, including the quality of the wood and how well it is maintained. With proper care, a high-quality workbench can last for many years, making it a long-lasting investment.