Solid wood countertops, also known in the
marketplace as butcher block countertops, are an extremely
green product made from renewable resources.
Popular wood species include maple, oak, walnut
and cherry. Many other species are available that offer different
colours and grain patterns. There are three main construction
methods, end grain, edge grain and flat grain. Edge grain
is by far the most popular.
A hot trend in today's marketplace is combining
a stone perimter surface with a solid wood kitchen island.
This makes for a stunning combination that makes a kitchen
Solid wood is of mediun durability strength.
If hit hard enough it can be dented or scratched like most
other materials. However, unlike many other materials it can
be easily refinished.
Solid Wood countertop prices vary depending
on quality, wood species and detail work. Simple maple counters
can be purchased for around $30 per square foot. Exotic species
and heavy detailed counters can run as much as $150-$200 per
Solid wood requires annual sealing.
Solid wood is one of the greenest materials
available in the marketplace. It is the only material that
is truly renewable.
The most popular manufacturer of solid
wood countertops is Black Loon Millworks. They offer a wide
range of species, edges and custom options. They also manufacturer
a standard size countertop line that can be purchased direct.
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