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Questions and Answers for Edsal 5 ft. Butcher Block Workbench Top

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Model #BB3060

  • Made with kiln-dried maple strips
  • Assembles easily to compatible Edsal workbench
  • Ideal for tool, die and electrical wiring work

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Q:Is the bottom shelf required for stability or can it be used without the shelf?
by|Nov 21, 2018
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A:  This workbench can be used without the bottom shelf.

by|Apr 2, 2019
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    Q:Can it handle a vise?
    by|Nov 17, 2018
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    A:  It could. I guess it would depend on the vise and usage. I would not put it in a shop that does heavy work. Table is too narrow and the danger of it falling over would be a possibility. However, a light to medium vise without heavy usage would be fine. Top is sturdy and heavy. But it is a pressed wood type and therefore getting it wet would not fair well. Do not get me wrong, the whole table is strong, we have stacked parts on it, for counting, and it handled the weight. Around 300 lbs. We did not leave it there. The table never felt shaky, Just the height made us feel someone would knock it over.

    by|Feb 22, 2020
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      A:  Yes, this product will handle a vise.

      by|Nov 18, 2018

        A:  Yes

        by|Nov 18, 2018

          A:  Yes but this is a terrible product

          by|Feb 11, 2020

            A:  Not sure I would trust the particle board top (NOT WOOD) to handle a vise; depends on the size/weight of the vise. May want to mount it through the top steel portions of the frame (which may not be too easy ). I CERTAINLY wouldn't mount a vise to the top with wood screws!!!

            by|Feb 22, 2020
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              Q:Where is this made?
              by|Oct 29, 2018
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              A:  I don’t know where it was made, but I can state that the butcher block top was of the highest quality. Easy to stain and finish. Used this piece in a remodeled laundry room. Perfect for folding clothes.

              by|Oct 30, 2018
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                Q:Can this be cut and resized ? Is it water proof? I want it for laundry counter top.
                by|Oct 7, 2018
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                A:  No, this product should not be trimmed. Yes, the laminated plastic top is waterproof.

                by|Oct 13, 2018

                  A:  Jacko, this is a laminate top. So it will resist moisture but if standing water is left on it and it finds the seam the laminate could be damaged and eventually warp. If you cut it then there will be exposed particle board which would not do well with water and would void any warranty claims. I hope this helps.

                  by|May 6, 2023
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                  Q:What is the width of the bottom shelf?
                  by|Sep 21, 2018
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                  A:  The bottom shelf is 13” x 48”.

                  by|Jan 22, 2019

                  A:  There are two structurally folded raised ridges, "backbones," along the front and back edges as seen in the Edsal company photo. Overall width is 13 inches while ridge center lines are 12 inches apart. Certainly boxes of a given size can ride over the ridges. Useful contained flat storage surface in between the ridges is 11 inches.

                  by|Jan 22, 2020

                    A:  The shelf is 13 inches wide.

                    by|Aug 13, 2019

                      A:  13 total but that is including the raised area, the flat portion of that is 11

                      by|Apr 20, 2019

                        A:  The bottom shelf is 42 1/2” wide and 13” deep. It has a lip on it, front and back, so actual flat part is about 11”. Touch photo for better view.

                        by|May 6, 2023
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                          Q:Is this safe to use for food preparation? What type of glue is used? Has the wood itself been tre...
                          by|Sep 13, 2018
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                          A:  When new it appeared to not be treated. Regardless, even when treated on both sides with food safe mineral oil, it warped beyond any good use (1/2" to 3/4" from center at each side. Ended up as firewood. Sorry.

                          by|Dec 23, 2018
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                            A:  There is no finish on the wood , bare wood. Would need to be finished before food preparation.

                            by|May 6, 2023

                              A:  I used this for a table top. I sanded it well and put 3 coats of polyurethane on it and have had no problem with food contamination.

                              by|Jul 26, 2019
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                              A:  Really no way of knowing, all indications point to a utility surface as it describes, "Ideal for tool and die work, electrical wiring, fabric cutting, industrial arts or office" so I would not recommend it for food grade or kitchen use.

                              by|May 6, 2023

                              A:  it is safe to use for food preparation; however we've decided to use a cutting board on top of it to avoid scratch marks from a knife. Don't have an answer to the second question or third question. We treat it with wood oil once a year to preserve the wood.

                              by|May 6, 2023
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                                Q:Can you order 120 in length,
                                by|Jul 6, 2018
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                                A:  Home Depot has one that is 120" in length. The one I ordered fit across two 27" cabinets. Here is a 120" butcher block in Maple: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hardwood-Reflections-120-in-x-25-in-x-1-5-in-Birch-Butcher-Block-Countertop-in-Unfinished-1525HDBBB-120/304747483

                                by|May 5, 2023
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                                  Q:I'm hoping to cut a few inches off this so it fits in my laundry room as a counter top. If I have...
                                  by|Jul 3, 2018
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                                  A:  You should check with the store you are having it delivered too. I cut mine myself.

                                  by|May 5, 2023

                                    A:  Because of the glued segments, unsure. My contractor cut mine. You should call the local store and ask to be connected with lumber. Good luck

                                    by|May 5, 2023
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                                      Q:Does it have a drawer? Nothing in the description about one, but some of the pictures show a dra...
                                      by|Jun 25, 2018
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                                      A:  This workbench does not come with a drawer. As an add-on option, Home Depot offers model# WB1218 which is a 4 in. H x 12 in. W x 18 in. D Workbench Storage Drawer for this unit.

                                      by|May 5, 2023

                                        A:  No

                                        by|May 6, 2023
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                                        Q:Is it made of soft or hard maple?
                                        by|Jun 9, 2018
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                                        A:  I'm not an expert of woods but I believe it's Hard Maple.

                                        by|May 5, 2023

                                          A:  Seems to be hard maple . Works well for my needs.

                                          by|May 5, 2023

                                            A:  I bought this over a year ago and build a kitchen countertop for baking, etc. I believe it was hard wood. It work very well after sanding and finishing.

                                            by|Feb 1, 2020
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                                              A:  Seems to be hard. It did not take stain very well at all!

                                              by|Feb 1, 2020
                                                1 found this answer helpful