Craft-Art Wood Countertops, an Atlanta based company, has some nice green options for wood tops. They have a cool gig because each species of their reclaimed wood tells a little story. It's so interesting to know that the Old Growth Cypress they offer, for example, comes from pickling vats that date back to the 1930's and 40's.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Are wood countertops right for the kitchen? There are pros and cons to any kitchen surface but like concrete, I feel like people shy away from the wood too soon. Some of the things I like about them is that the surface has a warmer feel to it and the wood can serve as a great cutting surface if you're incorporating a butcher block style. On the other hand, they are prone to water damage if they're not properly sealed periodically. It's also a softer material so it is more likely to show scratches and cut marks. With a little thought up front and a bit of maintenance down the road, wood countertops can be a great alternative.