Portable kitchen island carts are ideal
for all types and sizes of kitchens. Generally made with a
wood butcher block surface, the portability allows for a preparation
surface where ever you need it the most.
Most portable kitchen carts are purchased to
serve one purpose being food preparation. Generally the surfaces
do not overhang which prevents it from be used as a secondary
dining location. If you cart is being custom built however
you can choose to have an overhang that would allow it to
be used as a secondary dining location for one or two people.
A different approach from the typical kitchen island is the
use of a preparation table. Made and used in the commercial
food preparation and restaurant industry, a prep table can
easily be used as an alternate for a kitchen island. Most
are offered with optional trays allowing for different open
concept storage options.
A variety of sizes are available. Widths are
generally 25"-30" and lengths are offered up to
Traditional butcher blocks are another unique idea for a kitchen
island. They give a royal majestic look that can be used in
many traditional and contemporary kitchen designs. Made from
solid maple wood, these blocks are extremely durable and can
last several lifetimes. Some people have butcher blocks in
their homes today that can be traced back through generations
Butcher blocks are offered in a variety of sizes
such as 24"x24" and 30"x40" in thicknesses
of 10" to 16".
Where to buy:
Black Loon Millworks is a Canadian company that offeres a
variety of kitchen carts, preparation tables and bucther blocks
in both standard and custom sizes.