Boos Butcher Blocks

I think of my cutting boards and butcher blocks from the 123-year-old John Boos Company as cherished pieces of furniture. My favorites are my six-foot-long maple butcher-block counter, where I roll out pasta and knead dough, and my heavy cherry cutting board. And it’s not just their beauty that I love. John Boos boards stand up to years of chopping, cleaving, and slicing and still hold their smooth surface. —Karen Shane, Marana, Arizona