Wood Kitchen Countertops

Natural and completely down-to-earth, a wood countertop can provide a rustic or luxurious finish to your kitchen area.

Wood kitchen countertops

Wood kitchen countertops

Wood countertops in this beautiful kitchen compliment the white cabinets.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Like a tree in its natural environment or an elegant coffee table centerpiece, a wood countertop can provide a finished look to a wide range of kitchens. Rustic kitchen areas will benefit from an unfinished, natural wood countertop, while classic kitchens will pair beautifully with a finished wood, like teak countertops.

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This kitchen has a mix of dark wood countertops and cabinets and white countertops and white cabinet trim. Stainless steel appliances were selected for the space.

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: SPG Architects

The new kitchen is totally transformed while staying within the budget. The cabinets have been painted a cream color and a new tile backsplash added. New butcher block countertops and stainless steel appliances bring a modern feel.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

 

 

 

A large island for food prep and serving buffet-style sits in the center. Completely top of the line, this kitchen island houses tons of storage space, a wine rack, bookshelves and an additional sink.

 

Photo By: Design by: Auer Kitchens

This country kitchen has wood countrtops, white cabinets with curtain fabric screens, and a deep basin sink.

This modern kitchen has a wood countertop and backsplash with a small sink area and fruit decor.

This country kitchen interior has wood countertops, white cabinets, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.

 

Wood countertops can be both functional and decorative. Functional ones, like a butcher block, are ideal for food preparation. Decorative countertops are often installed to provide a more luxurious finish. Once sealed, wood countertops are sanitary for chopping meat, and hot pots and pans can easily be placed on the surface because wood countertops are heat-resistant.

Wood countertops can be made from a number of lumber varieties, including oak, maple and cherry. Consider staining your countertop with food-safe blue, green, red and yellow stains for a unique surface.

Teak wood is a beautiful choice for a kitchen countertop. It is durable and withstands moisture well, plus it has an eye-catching beauty. On the other hand, reclaimed wood is a top choice for accenting a country-inspired kitchen design.

Treat wood countertops with mineral oil every month. Stains can be sanded out; just be sure to re-oil the area to protect the surface.

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