elfa Butcher Block Tops
First I want to say that I bought these butcher blocks in the hope that they would be a close match to the sycamore melamine shelves that have unfortunately been discontinued. With the color variations in the wood the block does provide a coordinating look that blends very well with the sycamore and platinum we already own. I purchased two of these one in narrow and one in medium size to fit on top of the letter and legal sized elfa mesh file carts both in platinum that are used to hold scrapbooking & sewing supplies. If you add a little bit of Velcro to each of the four corners of the groove in the wood prior to positioning it on the metal frame it provides stability and the top is secure. Just make sure you have the top lined up evenly so you don't have more width on one side than the other.
October 26, 2014
Don't buy the wrong thing!!
This butcher block top is awesome and certified food safe. Completely washable in hot soapy water and easily cared for. Be advised though, while building a custom kitchen cart out of cabinet-sized elfa, I then realized that butcher block does not come in cabinet sized. So I had to make a second trip. Whoops.
May 10, 2014
Restyled old black office filing cart
I had an old black Elfa filing cart, and I needed a cart with drawers and a top instead. I took off the bars that supported the files, bought two platinum mesh drawers for pencils and such, and added the butcher block top. I am THRILLED with the results. The platinum goes fine with the black, and the butcher block top is beautiful and looks fine next to my cherry wood desk and table. A real quality product.
March 21, 2014
I was quite surprised how heavy the butcher block was when I picked it up at the store. I guess I have gotten used to cheaper, softer woods. It is beautiful and I have no doubt it will give me many years of use.
March 13, 2014