Custom Wood Kitchen Countertops Design

Design by Margaret Dean, NKBA at Design Studio West

wood kitchen countertops provide a functional and warm work area

Kitchens are said to be the heart of a home. Incorporating wood countertops instantly adds warmth, function, and sophistication to a home’s hub. Whether preparing meals, entertaining guests, or relaxing, wood countertops are the essential component to add character and refinement to your kitchen.

The various combinations of wood species and construction styles create unique designs. A popular look is to use white cabinetry with a rich wood countertop to provide a rich and classic accent. Designing countertops with sinks is also common at Grothouse; we have proprietary methods to ensure the opening is sealed, regardless of the finish used on the counter. All Grothouse countertops are covered under our lifetime warranty and protected for easy cleaning by either Grothouse Original Oil™ finish or Durata® waterproof finish.

Construction Styles

Wood Kitchen Countertops are constructed in flat grain (plank style) or edge grain (strips).

flat grain

The flat grain construction highlights the grain of the wood. The planks can vary in width from 4″ wide to 14″ wide and are hand selected to be the most uniform in appearance.

edge grain

Edge grain highlights the color of the wood countertop and is often used as a chopping surface as well. Edge Grain countertops are boards set on the side and glued together. The individual boards are roughly 1-3/4″ wide providing a striped appearance.

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Finishes of wood kitchen Countertops

Kitchen wood countertops of Flat Grain construction are typically finished with our Durata® permanent finish. Staining the wood countertop to match cabinetry or flooring is also available. See our stock stain information for further details on our stock stain selection. We can also provide a laboratory stain match for your wood kitchen countertops; just provide a sample for us to match. Durata® is safe for rolling dough or preparing food but should not be cut on directly as this will compromise the waterproof characteristics. When using a wood countertop for direct chopping, we recommend Grothouse Original Oil™ to protect the wood. It is hypoallergenic and so safe you could drink it.

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pricing of wood kitchen Countertops

Wood countertop pricing will vary greatly depending upon the construction style, wood, and finish choice. An example of entry level wood countertop pricing would include Ash edge grain with Grothouse Original Oil™ finish. A higher priced wood choice would be Flat grain Zebrawood with Durata® finish. Are you feeling inspired?