Solid Wood Grain Counter Tops

Wood Grain Counter tops highlight both modern and historic kitchen styles

Natural Wood Kitchen design elements

Warmth of Wooden Counter Tops

Warmth of wooden counter tops in a historic home

Wood Grain Counter tops may be the cure for the common cold of stainless steel everything kitchens. Showy stones like high maintenance granite and marble and maintenance-free engineered materials like quartz and epoxy-solid surfaces are trying to take over.  But we are supplying the resurgence in natural wood countertops. Constructed from specially cured and joined pieces of hardwood laminated with specialty adhesives for strength and moisture stability, they provide a warm organic palette to paint the rest of the kitchen elements with historic accuracy, or modern panache. Wood is wonderfully forgiving, gentle on dishware, and able to absorb or mitigate the noise of busy household chores. Wooden counter tops can be expertly serviced  if damaged, dinged, stained, or gouged, our craftsmen are ready to make any needed refreshments.

Wood Grain Counter tops FAQ:

  • Can I choose the species type? = Yes
  • Can I choose the price point? = Yes
  • Can I choose the grain type or angle? = Yes
  • Can I specify imperfections or defects? = Yes
  • How long will production take?  = 2-4 weeks
  • Can I supply a tree from my farm or lot in Virginia? = Yes
  • Are solid wood grain counter tops within the budget of the average homeowner? = Yes
All wood renovated kitchen countertops.

All wood renovated kitchen countertops.

Solid Wood Construction

Unlike stone, steel or resin, there’s no clatter when you set down a plate or a glass, and dropped dishes are less likely to break. Wood also absorbs and dampens the whir of appliances, while the sound will travel through or be amplified by other more rigid materials.  Are Wood Grain Counter tops something you’ve seen this week, this month, this year?  Have you ever been in a kitchen or conference room that has used them?  If your answer is no then it’s so unique that you’ve never personally viewed it – your kitchen, or your office conference room will be that unique an experience for the people visisiting.

Wooden Countertops blends well into other rooms and look more like furniture than fabricated materials.

Wooden Countertops blend well into other rooms and look more like furniture than fabricated materials.

Solid Wood Counters

Wood Grain Counter tops

Creative Richmond Kitchen Design

Wood grain is created by the cambium growing rapidly at the beginning of each growing season, generating light colored springwood between the darker lines. As the tree grows in the warmer summer it slows down and produces darker summerwood. Later growth shows in the structure as more dense and harder than the early springwood. The tree’s growth each year follows the weather turning cold so the cambium becomes dormant in the cycle producing distinctive growth rings if you’re looking at a bi-lateral view of the tree’s structure.  So to create the long grain effects we use in countertop and cabinet finishes we slice the trunk of the tree in the same direction the tree grew.  The overall width of the tree growth is important but the grain slope is important as we cut and kiln dry the piece for your home.  Contact us today for low cost, low budget and unique wood grain counter tops and see what we can source for you from our Richmond Virginia headquarters.

Wood Grain Counter tops

Wood Grain Kitchen Table Tops

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I remember the first time I saw a kitchen with appliances tucked away behind cabinet doors. I was a little confused — where was the refrigerator? The dishwasher? They blended right into the kitchen! What do you think about this look? Would you like your appliances hidden behind cabinet doors, or do prefer to have them proudly on display?
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I like the look and the seamless feel it creates. I don’t like the finger prints that showed up on my old stainless steel appliances. The wood facing makes the kitchen feel more spacious and the architecural lines feel elegant and connected. The warmth of cabinets and island tie in perfectly with the flooring, countertops and tile. Thank you Matthew!
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A recently purchased 1950s Ranch home gets the first makeover in 60 years! There are plenty of good things about buying a house from the original owner. No questions about when appliances were replaced, when work was done, or whether there’s a reason for that sticky window in the guest room. But the downside? The house might be in need of a major update so hire a creative custom kitchen designer.
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1. Keep the countertops clear

Relocate small appliances and get rid of any non-essential countertop decor. Make sure that whatever you do keep on the countertop is functional and essential to your cooking. (A cutting board, for example, or a salt cellar.)
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2. Keep things in cabinets

If you’re aiming for a clutter-free kitchen, you’re better off sticking to cabinets so you can at least hide the clutter you do have. If you love open shelving, get comfortable with a minimalist style, have a unified color palette, or only display the pretty things in nice containers to keep things looking intentional and tidy.
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3. Follow the "one in, one out" rule.

Every clutter-free kitchen has a plan in place to keep it that way, and it usually involves some form of the “one in, one out” rule, which means that for everything new you bring into the space, something else has to get taken out. This way you maintain a healthy balance, and the “stuff” doesn’t begin to take over.
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5. Don't use the refrigerator as an art gallery

Simple, but so true: Remove excess paper, notes, photos, lists, and magnets from the refrigerator, and just let the refrigerator be, and your kitchen will immediately look neater.
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7. Do a chore a day, instead of all at once

To maintain a clutter-free kitchen you have to value tidiness, and place a priority on cleaning. But that doesn’t mean you have to be knee-deep in deep cleaning every week; just do a little cleaning every day, so you’re both cleaning and maintaining the kitchen at the same time
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10. Always leave the kitchen better than you found it

A rule of living for clutter-free kitchen cooks: they always leave the kitchen better than when they found it. This might mean quickly wiping down the table when they pass through the room, or taking the water glasses out of the sink and loading them in the dishwasher. It means always looking at your kitchen with a discerning eye and asking yourself: “What small thing can I do in this moment to make my kitchen a little bit better?” Small things grow up to be great habits.

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