The Solid Walnut Gathering Block from John Boos features a 4" thick end-grain butcher block top. The butcher block is made from laminated blocks of walnut sealed with a Varnique finish. The base is created in the traditional butcher block style and features a slatted storage shelf to hold your pots, pans or appliances. A deep pull-out wicker basket creates additional storage space and can be accessed form either side. The gathering block ships via UPS.