“Can I use your wood block countertops as a kitchen dining table?”
February’s final ‘Question of the Week’ was sent in by Marie in Norwich, who is considering employing one of our wood block countertops as a kitchen dining table, but wanted to check if it would be suitable.
“I already have black American walnut worktops supplied by you in my kitchen, and am considering ordering another to use as a kitchen dining table. Do you think your wood block worktops would be a suitable dining surface, and if so would I need to apply any specialist treatment?”
Thanks for sending in your query – we are delighted to hear that you are already a proud owner of our worktops. Using solid wood surfaces as a dining table is a fantastic idea, and one that many of our customers have already undertaken.
Black American walnut worktops are a beautiful choice for kitchen preparations and dining alike. If you have our standard black walnut countertops in your kitchen, why not consider our Deluxe or full stave variants for your dining table? These alternatives feature wider staves that show off the elegant grain and rich colouration to an unprecedented degree, with the latter choice also featuring staves that run the entire length of the worktop.
To create your dining table, you will need to source a suitable, secure base for the worktop to be fixed to; depending on the length, you may need to support it on both ends. Unfortunately we do not supply any bases, but we can give you an estimate of the worktop weight if needed.
If a square-edged dining table would not match your aesthetic, you may want to consider customising the worktop with soft edge profiling, an ellipse end or radius corners. By adding customisations like these, the worktop will not only look more attractive, but will feel more comfortable, too.
These bespoke options can be ordered via our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool or by speaking to our fabrication team via telephone or email. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your project in more detail.
If you would like to know more about purposing our worktops as a dining table, we recommend reading our ‘Using Solid Wood Worktops for Dining Tables’ information guide.
All the best,
Ben @ Worktop Express
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