19 Splendid Small Butcher Block Islands and Kitchen Carts

Article by Remy Owens.

Last Updated: Thursday, Mar 12, 2020.

An end grain butcher block is a functional and beautiful home furnishing that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. They come in handy for both food preperation and serving. If you’re a serious home chef, or just want a dazzling way to enhance your decor look no further!

We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful small butcher block islands and carts to bring that elegant and functional touch to your kitchen. See our list for inspiration!

Our Favorites

  • John Boos - Kitchen Work Table Homestead Block
  • Weighing in at a whopping 260 pounds, this small kitchen island butcher block has a great rustic feel to it and will compliment just about any decor. The legs are made of solid wood, and the block is 5 inch sold end grain maple. There's also a slatted maple shelf below to store pots and pans, plants, or whatever else you desire.


  • John Boos - Stainless Square Cucina Americana Butcher Block
  • This square island table features a Black Walnut End Grain Top with Boos Block Cream Finish. It comes on a stainless steel base, and fits in small spaces just perfectly! The sides are just 24 inches long, and the overall weight is around 84 pounds. It's a great piece to add to your kitchen!


  • Chris & Chris - Stadium 30-inch Round Kitchen Work Station
  • Add extra storage and food prep space to your kitchen with this rolling workstation. Featuring nine S-hooks for hanging utensils and three integrated towel bars, this handy round cart keeps your essentials neatly organized. The thick wood surface doubles as a cutting board, while the two wire shelves provide a space for storing dinnerware or pots and pans.


  • John Boos - Small Wine Rack Cart with Butcher Block Top
  • This beautiful piece features a double wine rack bottom and an end grain butcher block top! It holds up to 24 bottles of your favorite vintage. The maple wood top is durable, functional, and long lasting. If you need a small cart for additional meal prep space, this could be it!


  • Chris & Chris - Butcher Block Rolling Island
  • Featuring the exclusive chop and drop system, this utility cart makes it easy to collect prepared food! A stainless-steel pan fits beneath the cutout, which can be swapped with the trash ring and a bag for quick cleanups. It has stainless steel shelves, a condiment rack, and towel bar with 4 S-hooks. This movable kitchen island keeps your cooking essentials at arm’s reach! They even added a storage drawer with a knife holder, offering space-saving organization.


  • Powell Furniture - Small Wood Top Kitchen Island in White
  • This is a perfect meal prep station, and an essential part of any gourmet chef's tool bag. It features a wood Top, 2 basket pull out drawers, a slat easy access storage base shelf, 4 utensil hooks, and adjustable Glides. It also includes an accessory kit containing spoon, spatula and tongs.


  • John Boos - Black Walnut Small Butcher Block Cart
  • This beautiful piece features a 5'' Thick end-grain black walnut work surface and durable stainless steel legs and slatted storage rack. It'll tuck into the corner of your kitchen when not in use, and works great as both a food prep and serving cart. These exquisite block tops will last a lifetime if properly cared for!


  • John Boos - Block Culinarte Stainless Steel Kitchen Cart
  • The Culinarte Stainless Steel Kitchen Cart features a removable Board top and sits on four commercial grade locking casters for easy mobility. The removable edge grain cutting board is made from Maple wood and measures 20 inches by 30 inches by 1.5 inches thick. It is also reversible and can be completely removed from the cart to be used independently


  • Clevr - Rolling Bamboo Wood Kitchen Island Cart
  • This Elegant Bamboo Rolling Island Cart is made out of high quality natural kiln-dried and varnished bamboo. It features convenient drawers for added storage, extra shelf space for any accessories, and a handy side rack for hand towels and aprons. Besides storage, it's also perfect for food prepping, serving and other kitchen needs!


  • John Boos - Maple End Grain Butcher Block Table
  • The "AB" block by John Boos is the quintessential American Butcher Block. Standing 34 inches tall, this block has a butcher block top that is 18 inches long, 18 inches wide and is a notable 10 inches thick. Designed to withstand all manner of repeated chopping, cutting, slicing and dicing, but also fit in a compact area!


  • Chris & Chris - Pro Chef Kitchen Work Station
  • Expand functionality in your kitchen with this rolling workstation from Chis & Chris. A hardwood block top provides ample room for chopping vegetables or rolling out cookies. A large drawer on the side holds supplies and cutlery, and two open shelves give you extra room for cookware and other essentials. This one measures 35.5 inches high x 24 inches wide x 46 inches deep.


  • John Boos - American Heritage Chef's Block Prep Table
  • This 4 inch end grain maple block table is a perfect addition to your kitchen! John Boos products have been skillfully crafted since Conrad Boos Sr founded it in 1887. Named for his son, John, the company has continued to stay committed to providing quality butcher block and stainless steel products.


  • Red Barrel Studio - Small Prep Table with Butcher Block Top
  • Add a traditional feel to your home, and added storage and work space with this small kitchen island. It is crafted from solid acacia and rubberwood in a two-tone finish, and features a butcher block tabletop, two basket drawers, two hooks, and a slatted bottom shelf for stowing away all your extra essentials. Wood tongs and spoons are also included with this piece. The butcher block top can be conditioned with food grade oil, and washed with a damp cloth.


  • Powell - Embry Kitchen Island in Grey
  • This 30 inch square butcher block island weighs about 80 pounds fully assembled. It features solid wood construction, a towel bar, and a slatted storage shelf down below. Some assembly is required, and the working capacity for the island is 20 pounds.


  • John Boos - Kitchen Cart with Butcher Block Top
  • The John Boos Cucina Americana D'Amico Kitchen Cart with Butcher Block Top provides great working space in your home. This cart includes a butcher block countertop, which can act as an excellent chopping station for cutting vegetables, fruits, and meat while preparing food. There is a slatted aluminum shelf at the bottom for keeping utensils and cookware. It also features a removable towel rack, where you can keep hand towels. The top is made from American cherry wood, and a protective finish to ensure it will be a long lasting addition to your kitchen.


  • Catskill Craftsman - Grand Workcenter Drop Leaf Kitchen Cart
  • The Grand Workcenter drop-leaf kitchen cart features a beautiful hardwood design. It has a large capacity, but a small footprint, which makes it a practical addition to any home. Locking wheels ensure an ease of use when hosting guests or simply preparing a meal. An additional leaf provides you with the extra space needed to perform a variety of tasks and folds down for easy storage.


  • Powell Furniture - Small Black Wood Kitchen Island
  • This beautiful piece of furniture measures 30x30 inches and fits in even the most compact kitchen! It has a beautiful wood top with slatted storage shelf, basket, towel bar, and accessories. Make it a part of your beautiful home decor today!


  • John Boos - Rouge et Noir Prep Table
  • The 4'' thick end-grain work surface on this small prep table is the perfect way to make the most of space in your kitchen! It also has a solid wood base, storage shelf, and hooks to hang pots and pans. The rustic painted wood compliments most decors, especially the popular farmhouse look.


  • John Boos - Laforza Prep Table with Butcher Block Top
  • This small butcher block island measures just 24 inches on the sides and 30 inches tall! The block is a beautiful end-grain made of maple, and it's mounted securely on a food grade stainless steel base. There's truly no better piece to show off in your home!


  • August Grove - Allie Microwave Small Kitchen Cart with Butcher Block Top
  • The August Grove Allie Microwave Cart with Butcher Block Top has a cutting board surface that is perfect for chopping meats, veggies, and anything else you need! This kitchen cart is available in multiple finishes, letting you pick the one that best suits your home's color scheme. It has two slatted open shelves that can be used to hold variety of kitchen essentials. The cart has a weight capacity of 40 pounds, and requires some assembly, which can be done using simple tools.


About The Author

Remy is a landscape architect by day, and a contributing author and editor for OurCastles by night. She lives with her loving husband and 2 young boys in Houston, Texas. Remy has always had an eye for design and style, and it’s put to great use here at OurCastles. Whether it’s scouting out that perfect piece of furniture for a buyers guide, or coming up with inventive ways to decorate the yard, she can do it all!

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