Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wood Tops

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.

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.

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