Light Wood Countertops are naturally very warm, comforting surfaces that can be designed to fit any space. The five most popular light colored wood species at Grothouse are Alder, American Beech, Ash, Maple, and White Oak.
Light Wood Countertops | Alder
The first Light Wood Countertop Specie listed is Alder. There are two types of Alder species available at Grothouse: Knotty Alder and Superior Alder. Both are very light in color and make for great counter surfaces.
Knotty Alder is shown in the image above. Knotty Alder typically ranges from a pale yellow color to a light red-brown. Knotty Alder Wood Countertops can be crafted in any construction style: End Grain, Edge Grain, Flat Grain. Below is an Edge Grain Alder Wood Countertop.
Superior Grade Alder is also available at Grothouse. It is shown in the image below. Superior Grade is the highest grade of Alder. It is similar to Knotty Alder, but does not contain knots. It ranges in color from pale pink-brown to light brown.
Superior Grade Alder wood countertops can be crafted in End Grain, Flat Grain, and Edge Grain Construction. Below is an image of a Superior Grade Alder Butcher Block made in End Grain Construction.
Light Wood Countertops | American Beech
The second Light Wood specie available is American Beech. American Beech is typically light tan to light brown in color. American Beech Wood Countertops are only available in Edge Grain and End Grain. Due to inconsistent supply, Grothouse does not offer American Beech in Flat Grain. Below is an image of an Edge Grain American Beech Wood Vanity Countertop.
Light Wood Countertops | Ash
The next Light Wood Countertop specie available is Ash. Ash is very light in color, ranging from white-tan to pale yellow, light to medium brown. Ash Wood Countertops can be crafted in any construction style: End Grain, Edge Grain, Flat Grain. That being said, Ash Wood Countertops can be finished with either Durata Permanent Finish or Grothouse Original Oil. Below is an Ash Light Wood Countertop used for a kitchen island and seating area.
Light Wood Countertops | Maple
Maple is the most popular light wood specie chosen for countertops. Maple is a uniform pale red-brown or light tan. The sapwood is white with a red tinge. Maple Countertops can be crafted in Edge Grain, Flat Grain, and End Grain Construction. Below is an image of Edge Grain Maple Wood Countertops.
Maple Countertops are also available in End Grain Construction. Below is an image of an End Grain Maple Butcher Block that is a Light Tan color.
Light Wood Countertops | White Oak
White Oak is the fifth most popular Light Wood Countertop specie. White Oak Countertops range from light tan, light brown, pale yellow-brown to dark or pale brown. Below is a Quartersawn White Oak Wood Counter crafted in Flat Grain Construction. This countertop was featured in the Elkay Display Booth at KBIS 2014.
Light Wood Countertops are the perfect component to any space to bring warmth and comfort. The five most popular Light Wood Countertop Species available at Grothouse are Alder, American Beech, Ash, Maple, and White Oak. The Grothouse Countertop Image Library contains more images of Light Wood Countertops.