The base is made of quarter inch steel and is heavy also so it will hold anything you put on it. The butcher block is very sturdy and also is very heavy. The total height of the block measures 34.75, perfect cutting height!Im planning on oiling it again prior to sale with no charge! The item "Antique Butcher Block with Base" is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables\1900-1950". The seller is "timothirsc" and is located in Dundalk, Maryland. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.