Perfect Plank Co.
Dimension & Lamination Guide
To help facilitate the ordering process we've created a page to assist with any confusion
with our Butcher Block terminology. The terms we use most commonly over the phone
include Thickness, Width, Length, Laminations, Grain, and Strips. When in doubt, please
refer to the chart below when ordering to ensure your Butcher Block order has the correct
is used to describe the width of each strip glued together to create the Butcher
Block. This is
to be confused with "laminate" or "sticker laminate"; our product is
made with solid wood.
As indicated on the home page our material comes in a variety of lamination widths
depending on the species, ranging anywhere from 3/4" to 2". It's important to note that, while
we will do our best,
we cannot guarantee a specific lamination
for an order. Additionally
it's very likely that
an order consisting of multiple lengths will have
Ordering pieces cut from a single compatible longer length can improve the chances of
similar lamination widths however this option is usually a bit more expensive and can involve
some wood waste. If this is important, please mention this at the time of your order. It's not
guaranteed, but we'll do our very best to meet your goals.
You can expect that, unless indicated at the time of your order, the grain will
always run along the longest dimension, or the Length of the board. This is the
most stable configuration for our Butcher Block. In an example with an 1 3/8" x 25" x
36", the grain/strips will run with the 36" dimension by default. A 36" x 25" (grain
running with the 25") would actually be priced as a 36" x 36".
Double Laminated (Sandwich Style)
In an attempt to repurpose remaining scrap falloff material, Perfect Plank
occasionally utilizes a woodworking process known as Double Lamination (also
commonly referred to as Sandwich style). In this method, high quality wood strips
too narrow to be incorporated into butcher block are resurfaced and glued to create
a stronger revitalized product. These strips will have 1 (or more) glue lines visible
from the sides and ends.
Please bring this to the attention of the order desk if this configuration poses
a problem for you or your customer. While not guaranteed, we will do our best to
honor requests based on available staff and inventory.