Saturday, February 10, 2018
So not long ago we had the brilliant idea of replacing it with a nice big cutting board. With a piece of tempered glass to go over the cutting board when it wasn't in use, we'd be able to use the entire island as a counter-top – plus we'd free up quite a bit of space under the Jenn-Air that was consumed by the power source and a 6" diameter duct for the down-draft ventilation built into it. The challenge was where on earth would we find such an odd-shaped cutting board? I could make one, but I don't have a planer big enough to handle the 23" x 30.5" size we'd need. So I did some research on the web, and discovered this site – and good reviews of it in several locations. I queried them, and they had no problem at all making a nice maple cutting board to our specs. The actual maker was John Boos, a company I'd read about when researching some other kitchen things, but had never done business with. When I got the quote for the custom cutting board I was quite surprised at how reasonable it was: a solid maple board for less than it would cost me to buy the wood!