Sep 29, 2014
Here at Worktop Express®, the fabrication team never stop! We’re always working with customers to produce fantastic bespoke hardwood worktops that will finish their kitchens in style. September was a pleasingly busy month in which we saw no fewer than 211 bespoke worktops delivered to customers around the UK, so we were spoiled for choice when it came to choosing our top three – but we’ve managed it, just about!
Full Stave Iroko
The bronze hues and natural features of full stave iroko worktops never fail to disappoint; the 90mm wide staves show off the grain in an unrivalled fashion. This piece has been cut down to size to fit perfectly into the customer’s kitchen, with an irregular cut on one corner, and a chunky 40mm endcap applied. Finally, to protect the worktop from the hustle and bustle of kitchen life, two coats of oil were applied which also brings out the rich colour of the timber. If you’re tempted by the colour and vibrant character of this wonderful timber, our standard iroko worktops are on sale for the rest of the month.
This 960mm wide oak worktop has had the full works – a large cut-out with two internal radius corners, another wide cut-out that will house an oven hob, and two smaller irregular cut-outs at the rear of the worktop to accommodate immovable features in the customer’s kitchen. On the front edge you can see the bolt holes that will attach this worktop to another rectangular piece, creating a lavish wrap-around U-shaped kitchen work area. Like with all our fabricated pieces, the worktop then went twice through our specialist oiling station to fully protect the timber and create a more hard-wearing kitchen surface.
Beautiful caramel bamboo worktops are made from exactly the same species as our standard bamboo worktops, but undergo an additional caramelisation process: during this treatment, an application of heat brings out additional sugars in the timber to enrich its overall appearance. This particular piece has a unique outward ellipse applied on one edge, with small radius corners to seamlessly blend it in with the rest of the worktop. Another small radius was also applied on one corner, after which the worktop was twice coated with oil to give it a smooth and hard-wearing finish.
Thinking of ordering a custom wooden worktop for your kitchen? We’ve got the expertise to create any bespoke piece, and with our brand new Online Bespoke Worktop Tool it’s now easier than ever to design a worktop that’s right for you. Please do give it a go: it’s quick, easy and very affordable – and our expert team are just a phone call or email away should you require any additional assistance!