Wood Countertop Ideas
Wood countertops are a popular choice because of their durability in both wear and style. Browse this collection to find which material is the best fit for your countertops.
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This wood grows dark and lustrous with age. For a natural patina, avoid cleaning it with abrasive chemicals. Instead, wash the counter with warm, soapy water only and rub it with mineral oil once a month.
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This wood-top island has an earthy feel and is filled with open storage.
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This painted island is made of low-cost pine and topped with butcher block.
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Cherry Kitchen Countertops
When this kitchen was remodeled, leftover cherry flooring was used to top the cabinets by the range.
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About Wood Countertops - and Other Alternatives
Learn about unique countertop choices like wood, glass and concrete.
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Cherry wood Countertop
Cherry wood on the island warms this kitchen. Six coats of an oil-base urethane sealer protect the wood counters from stains and moisture.
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Kitchen Island Countertop
Wood countertops like this one are easy to maintain. If they burn or scratch, use a belt sander to make them look new again.
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Six coats of an oil-base urethane sealer lend these cherrywood countertops a highly polished look while protecting against moisture and stains.
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Wood countertop surfaces of different heights distribute the mass of an oversize island well, allocating distinct spaces for gathering and chopping.
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A zebrawood top makes this desk feel like a piece of furniture rather than a bank of cabinets.
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Topped with 3-inch-thick butcher block, a 4-1/2-foot-square island is the utilitarian and social centerpiece of this kitchen.
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Hardworking Island Top
A butcher-block top of end-grain maple adjoins the work island's expanse of verde tropical granite, which was quarried in Brazil.
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Teak Butcher Block
To offset the formality of marble countertops in the rest of the kitchen, teak butcher block tops the island and warms the space.
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Distressed Kitchen Countertop
Custom-constructed of knotted alder planks, the high front counter hides dirty dishes from guests seated at the intimate dining table beyond. A local craftsman stained, glazed, and distressed the wood on-site using knives and forks to give the piece the look of real use and wear.