Grains & Woods
END GRAIN BUTCHER BLOCK
End grain construction is made from edge grain block that has been cut standing up, exposing the end grains of the wood on the product surface. This produces a beautiful checkerboard pattern with distinct color variations. End grain wood is ideal for cutting and chopping as the wood will open on impact for less wear and tear on knives.
EDGE GRAIN CONTINUOUS RAIL
Edge grain products are made with continuous rails for the full length of the piece. This type of construction is not only durable, but it makes for a beautiful solid wood surface to use as a premium top. These products are made with select, high-quality woods for uniform color, grain appearance, and superior strength. Edge grain construction is also used on cutting boards, though it is not as easy on knives as end grain because edge grain surfaces will not open as much on impact.
BLENDED GRAIN BUTCHER BLOCK
Blended grain construction uses wood that is cut and turned up on the edge for strength and durability, though it is not made with full-length rails. Blended grain construction produces random color variations and will have seams and joints made up of various length rails throughout the piece. This method can utilize more cuts of wood for maximum yield, is less expensive than continuous rail solid surfaces, and can be used for longer surfaces or for a more industrial look.
MICHIGAN HARD ROCK MAPLE White with a reddish-brown tinge , maple has a uniform texture and is cut-resistant. Hand-selected heartwood is available at an additional cost for a clearer and brighter appearance with more color uniformity.
AMERICAN CHERRY Cherry has a rich reddish-brown hue and a very smooth finish .
RED OAK Red Oak has a dark red-brown appearance and a course texture. Accepts a variety of finishes .
WHITE OAK White oak has a light to medium brown appearance and features a coarse texture .
HICKORY Hickory is golden-brown with white sapwood . It is very tough and resistant to stress.
WALNUT This wood is tough and shock resistant. The heartwood is warm brown with a purplish tinge while the sapwood is much lighter. Hand-selected heartwood construction is available at an additional cost for more color consistency.
Reclaimed Hardwood Counter-Tops and Plank Design Countertops
For a different look for your counter space, we also can use reclaimed or exotic woods or build our countertops with plank style construction. Available via special order, reclaimed and exotic woods often give off an authentic aged appearance or offer unique character not found in standard wood species. For a random look and dynamic feel to your counter surface, plank style construction features boards of various width and length glued together. Plank style and reclaimed wood countertops are not as tough as other construction methods, but these surfaces offer a very attractive and unique look for countertops, islands, bar tops, or other dining and furniture table tops.
LOOKING FOR A PRODUCT MADE FROM A SPECIALTY WOOD OR WITH PLANK-STYLE DESIGN? GIVE US A CALL AT 800-565-0977 AND WE CAN HELP YOU FIND THE STYLE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.