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.

Walnut Countertop

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.

Storage-Filled Island

This wood-top island has an earthy feel and is filled with open storage.

Budget-Friendly Countertop

This painted island is made of low-cost pine and topped with butcher block.

Cherry Kitchen Countertops

When this kitchen was remodeled, leftover cherry flooring was used to top the cabinets by the range.

Make your countertop distinctive with tile, metal, wood, glass, or concrete.

About Wood Countertops - and Other Alternatives

Learn about unique countertop choices like wood, glass and concrete.

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.

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.

Wood Sealer

Six coats of an oil-base urethane sealer lend these cherrywood countertops a highly polished look while protecting against moisture and stains.

Varied-Height Countertop

Wood countertop surfaces of different heights distribute the mass of an oversize island well, allocating distinct spaces for gathering and chopping.

Zebrawood Countertop

A zebrawood top makes this desk feel like a piece of furniture rather than a bank of cabinets.

Butcher-Block Island

Topped with 3-inch-thick butcher block, a 4-1/2-foot-square island is the utilitarian and social centerpiece of this kitchen.

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.

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.

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.

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