Crafted from North American hard rock maple, John Boos butcher block tables are made in the USA and will last for generations. These high-quality butcher blocks are crafted to professional standards by the John Boos Company, who supply to butchers and restaurants around the country as well as the White House kitchen. Each block has an end-grain work surface that's easy on knives and resists gouges. This helps prevent bacteria from penetrating the wood. Also, they are approved by the National Sanitation Foundation for commercial and home safety.