The Five Main Options
There are many options to pick from when it comes to wood countertops. Wood species, thickness, construction styles, edge profiles, finish, textures, knife slots or no knife slots! They can overwhelm at first glance. We’re going to simplify this process of selection by breaking it down into five steps. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Pick A Countertop Species
Is it a dark walnut or maybe a reddish mahogany. Don’t worry about picking “The One” right now, just take a look and see if anything jumps out at you.
Step 2: Chose A Thickness
We make wood tops from 1-1/4″ up to 5-1/2″ thick. When designing a top that’s larger a thicker top is usually recommended but it all comes down to preference and budget. Our most common thickness in the plank style construction is 1-5/8″ and 1-3/4″ for the edge grain.
Step 3: Pick A Construction Style
Because there are no boards in the world wide enough to make a wood countertop out of just one board we use several boards glued together to make up the width. There are two ways we do it, each with its own look. These are the construction styles.
Step 4: Pick An Edge Profile
All countertops have visible edges and we offer several choices for you, the designer, to pick from. Square and simple, large and ornate or just something to add a little detail. They’re all here on our Edge Profiles page so have some fun picking one or two you like.
Step 5: Pick A Sealer
There are two sealer options available for our wood countertops. They both do a great job of sealing the wood but in different ways and each with a different look and feel. Learn all about it by visiting our wood countertop sealers page.