Every Caribou butcher block is uniquely designed for the customer’s needs and is 1.75" thick with a 1/4" rounded edge profile. Our natural products vary in grain, colour, and hew, causing each to work best in a specific application.

Red Oak

This classic hard wood has strong up-front grains with a reddish tinge, has loose pores for good stain absorption, and wears well in all applications.

Maple

Natural maple creates a timeless, understated beauty with its clear, light colour, minimal grain, and low stain absorption. Maple’s tight grain makes it an ideal food prep countertop.

Hickory

We work with a hickory species called Calico, which features muted auburns, soft browns, and a roller coaster of grains. This warm, bold wood makes for the perfect character piece.

Cherry

Cherry has classic character and warm red tones with swooping, complex grains in a myriad of browns, creating a welcoming feel in any space it occupies.

White Oak

White oak brings forward warm oranges and light browns with variance in wood tones from block to block. And it does more than just look great: it’s lineal, clean, hard as a rock, and a true premium product.

Antiqued Oak

Antiqued Oak has swirls of complex oak grain brought forward in deep black, giving it an aged look. This wood is perfect for livening up uniform spaces with a distressed antique character piece.

Walnut

Walnut has dark, complex, espresso-flavoured grains in a range of brown tones. This bold, elegant wood has no equal for natural beauty and makes for a stunning focal piece.

The grain style dramatically changes the look and performance of a product.

Face Grain

A face grain displays the natural grain of the wood as it appears on the widest portion of the board after milling. The grain is cut into blocks and flipped 180 degrees, so the natural forces of the wood shrinking and growing work against each other. This keeps the product true and free from warping. A face grain takes stain well and gives the countertop a more natural wood appearance.

The profile refers to the shape cut into the top edge of the table.

1/4

This rounded profile cuts a quarter-inch radius round in the top edge of the table.