Catskill Craftsmen is located in Stamford, New York, a small rural village nestled in the northern sections of the Catskill Mountains, at the headwaters of both the Schoharie and Delaware rivers. Their picturesque views are second to none. The area is noted for downhill skiing, prime hunting, and terrific fishing. Stamford is also known as “The Queen of the ...Read More
Inheritance. I'm disabled. My kitchen is huge. I needed an island and a butcher block. Food prep is much easier. Everything is right next to me now. I am so amazed at the quality of workmanship. I shouldn't be though, it's made in America. Thank you. I already have some looking to buy one for themselves.
solid performer. I found this wine rack to be strong and solid once constructed. It is also stylish. If you plan to purchase this product you'll want to give yourself a large area to build it and be very cognizant of the pieces because it can be put together incorrectly and will still go together.Drawer could stand to be a little bigger for cork screws and bottle resealers.
Great looking and useful. We love this bench, but we use it outside our condo entrance way. This is our second bench, as it does not weather well, it gets hit with lots of rain at times. But we have not found a design IN WHITE that looks and functions as well. We got four years out of the first and hope for the same from this one.
Storage chest bench. I bought this for the room I designed in my home for my grandchildren.I wanted to maximize the space and incorporate a lot of storage pieces.I bought this to use as a little coloring table,but it also has nice deep storage.I bought 2 cute lime green storage cubes at [...] that hold all the art supplies and are perfect for litle stools when coloring.The bench holds all the Barbie toys,including a huge Barbie camper.When the grandchildren are not here,all the toys are hidden and they have a nice neat room.(I have other storage pieces also.)The piece is not really deep(front to back) but height and width are good.It is a heavy well made piece. It does require assembly ,but my husband did it quickly.
Before Using Your Board. I use this board almost every day for mostly cutting vegetables. The end grain makes for a solid cutting surface that is suppose to be easier on knives. The board I purchased does not look like the board pictured on the website, the wood is darker and the butcher block peices are not uniform in size like the picture (some very small thin peices). Even though the manufacturer states "it has a protective oil finish for long lasting durability", (that was only metioned on this webpage to write a review and not on the initial description), I would highly recommend curing your board before use with mineral oil and do some research on curing and maintaining your board; fore this will determine the condition and longevity of your board. I cleaned the board with soap and water in the sink like you would clean any other kitchen article, and after a few weeks noticed many cracks between the butcher block peices, so make sure you take this initial step of curing the board. My only gripe (other than the irregular sized peices of blocks and the darker color), is I think the manufacturer should include an "Important" note about maintaining the board, despite their mention of initially oiling their board. I think the board is a good board, but not an exellent board. For the price and quality I would recommend this board, only if you do the initial care and maintaince. I am currently repairing the cracks with mineral oil and later will use a blend of mineral oil and bee wax and see if that does the repair. It is starting to close up the cracks, but will have to see if I may have to use some waterproof wood glue to complete the job. I've used none butcher block boards and found after purchasing a butcher block end grain board that it is a much nicer cutting surface.
Catskill Craftsmen is located in Stamford, New York, a small rural village nestled in the northern sections of the Catskill Mountains, at the headwaters of both the Schoharie and Delaware rivers. Their picturesque views are second to none. The area is noted for downhill skiing, prime hunting, and terrific fishing. Stamford is also known as “The Queen of the Catskills”, a name used by thousands of metropolitan New Yorkers, who, at the turning of the 19th to the 20th century, took the long train ride to spend their summers in the cool mountain air.
Catskill Craftsmen began operations in 1948, and has developed over the years, becoming the nation's leading manufacturer of RTA (ready to assemble) hardwood kitchen islands, carts, and work-centers. Their company is privately held, and takes great pride in its products and services. We think their customer service is the best in the industry, and are sure you will too. Their sixty dedicated employees work hard to insure that their products are delivered rapidly and meet your satisfaction. Their manufactured items are made from naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods, primarily birch and hard rock maple. Lumber is purchased from area sawmills, then dried, manufactured, and packaged on site. All sawdust, shavings and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process is converted into wood pellet fuel, and used to heat homes. They are proud to say, “their operations generate no wood waste”.