Custom Wood Plank Countertops
Walnut Plank Style
Maple Plank Style
Mahogany Plank Style
Plank Style also known as Face Grain wood counter tops are constructed using the face of the boards. In this style top the surface of the top has a wide grain pattern that shows the natural cathedral grains and swirls of the wood. We craft our custom wood plank countertops using boards that measure 3"-9" in width. We do our best to pick lumber that is the most visually pleasing to the customer according to your preferences and requests. Remember every piece of wood is different, which guarantees that your custom wood plank countertop will be a completely one-of-a-kind beauty.
When considering a wood top keep in mind that they are made by nature and that the materials we use for our countertops are like people, their tones and appearances vary. Our craftsmen hand select the materials to provide the greatest color and grain match available, but even so, there will still be color and grain variations which are part of the charm of your natural wood top. These color and grain variations are naturally occurring and can not be controlled, it is their individual variations that make all our wood countertops beautiful. When ordering a solid wood top you must expect that your top will have a certain amount of variation and can look slightly different than a small sample that has been provided to you. The thickness of your custom counter top is only limited by the raw materials available. Our standard thicknesses are listed on our "Ordering Your Countertop" page. If you do not see what your are looking for there, just call or email us and we will see if thicker material for your top is available from our suppliers.
All of our beautiful plank style countertops are finished with time tested durable finishes to protect them; Sprague Woodworking utilizes two Oil based finishes for this task: the Traditional Waterlox Satin Finish, and the Zar oil based Polyurethane. The Waterlox finish is FDA approved for direct food contact, and both of them are non toxic and do not require much maintenance over time. See our "Counter Finishes" page for more information on these finish products.
The plank style top is the least suitable option for tops whose surface will be used for chopping or cutting but we have had a few people request them as cutting surfaces as well. We would finish them differently than the above described finish but regardless, hardwood plank countertops are an elegant surface no matter what you choose. Call us at (978) 456-3947 to consult with a real woodworking professional who will guide you through the design process to ensure that your hardwood plank countertop satisfies all of your specifications.