Forgive us for waxing lyrical about the excellent fabrication team here at Worktop Express®, but they really never stop – and this March has been no exception, with 673 bespoke block wood workbenches passing through their capable hands.
Here are some of our recent favourites:
Our iroko worktops are made from ethical timber sourced from Central and Western Africa, and possess a number of excellent qualities that make them ideal for use in the kitchen. Iroko is a rich, bronze-coloured timber that is naturally antibacterial and has a unique iridescence, allowing it to reflect light beautifully.
This particular wide piece of iroko has been created for use as a kitchen island, and has had irregular cuts on two of the four corners. It was then sanded to a smooth finish and treated with multiple coats of oil to make it ready for installation immediately after delivery.
Wenge worktops are unmistakable thanks to their luxuriously dark appearance. The timber is almost black in colour and is the densest available, making for an extremely hard-wearing work surface.
This 4 metre length of wenge worktops had two bespoke cut-outs – one for an undermounted sink and another for an oven hob. The kitchen sink cut-out then had linear drainage grooves routed next to it, whilst grooves for stainless steel hotrods were cut into the worktop to complement the hob cut-out. Finally, a pencil edge profile was applied to the top leading edge to give a softer aesthetic. Like all worktops that pass through our fabrication service, the worktop was then sanded to the smoothest possible finish, before a few coats of Rustins Danish Oil were applied.
It’s not very common for endgrain butcher blocks to feature in our fabrication top picks, so we are delighted to show a gorgeous oak variation this month. Each butcher block is created by joining staves in a vertical formation, rather than the horizontal finger-jointed formation of our standard worktops. The exposed end grain of the timber is considerably more durable and hard-wearing than the side of the stave, and so is ideal for food preparation and even butchery (hence the name!)
This butchers block started as a rectangular piece, which had four large radius corners applied, as well as a step cut into the underside of the block to allow it to easily sit on the end of a kitchen worktop.
No matter what your requirements may be – whether you would like a cut-out for a sinks or hob, an edge profile applied, or almost any other bespoke alteration you can think of – our fabrication team can assist. With the latest in CNC and finishing machinery, our skilled team can create all manner of bespoke worktops. If you would like to see further examples of previously fabricated worktops, then take a look at our Fabrication Gallery and browse through hundreds of excellent examples.