Around Christmas and New Year our fabrication team didn’t stand still, helping to ensure that customers received their bespoke worktops in time for their brand new 2015 kitchens. Despite the Christmas and New Year shut-down, our team have completed over 250 orders since Boxing Day, with some unusual and beautifully customised real wood work surfaces passing through the team’s capable hands.
Here are our top three favourite fabrications from the last month:
An often overlooked worktop choice, caramel bamboo worktops have oodles of character and are one of our most sustainable worktop choices. It gets its name from the unique caramelisation process that the timber goes through before worktop construction, which brings out the natural sugars in the timber, creating a warm honey-coloured surface.
This particular caramel bamboo worktop was subject to an irregular cut on the back corner to allow it to fit comfortably against a supporting pillar in the kitchen, whilst two rectangular and one circular cut-outs were made to the customer’s specification.
Like the look of this worktop? Head over to our caramel worktops page to see all available worktop sizes, starting at just £125 for a 2M worktop. View more bespoke examples of this unusual timber over on our caramel worktops gallery.
Proof – if ever it were needed – that oak worktops are our most popular worktop choice; this month we have two excellent examples of worktops fabricated from 40mm oak staves. It’s a characterful timber that works well in both traditional and modern kitchens, and the first of this month’s oak fabrications is a real corker.
First our team made an irregular cut-out into the back left corner of the worktop to allow it to snugly fit against the customer’s wall, followed by another cut-out with a pencil edge profile near the centre of the worktop to suit an under-mounted sink. Drainage grooves were routed either side of the sink hole to allow for water to naturally drain, and finally three butt joins were cut into the underside of the worktop, enabling this piece to be seamlessly joined to another of our oak worktops.
The second of this month’s two oak worktops is a very unusual fabrication indeed. The perfect centrepiece for a contemporary kitchen, this worktop was cut using our sophisticated CNC equipment to match a template provided by the customer.
It was specially made to create a totally unique breakfast bar that will sit amongst other oak worktops in the customer’s new kitchen. Whilst this isn’t a standard cut-out offered by our fabrication department, it is a great testament to the skill of our team, and shows the elegance that can be achieved.
If you’re looking for a truly exclusive worktop made from oak, or any of our other timber choices, then do contact our fabrication team, who will be happy to talk through the options available and provide a quote on request.
If you think oak is the worktop for you, then you’ll be pleased to know that prices start at just £100 for a 2M worktop. For further examples of our fabricated oak worktops, please visit our oak worktops gallery.
That’s it for now; if these excellent examples of our bespoke cutting service have inspired you to create something a little unusual for your new kitchen, our team can make installation a breeze by pre-fabricating to your requirements. Once your worktop arrives on site, all you need then do is attach it to your cabinets: no muss, no fuss!