Worktop Express has supplied approximately half a million customer orders since our inception and, whilst we are best known for kitchen worktops, not all of the worktops we have sold were destined for this use. Some of our more creative customers have decided to make wooden furniture out of our top-quality solid wood worktops, including desks, tables and even beds! Here are some of the fantastic handmade products crafted using the items we sell.
Whilst we sell stair cladding kits, this customer chose to use our worktops instead. The end result is a striking small staircase up to a raised bed. It has had a lot of time and effort invested, but the final product is clearly worth it. The storage underneath is very practical, and would be a great idea for small rooms and messy kids.
If you utilise our bespoke fabrication service, we can include all the offcuts with your order. Our customers have created amazing products using these bits of wood, such as this coat rack made out of our black oak worktops. This item would be simple to create, yet it is elegant and almost certainly used every day.
Lounge/ Dining Room
Our worktops are easily strong enough to support a television, and this enterprising customer had the insight to build an oak TV cabinet. The multi-level stand is both functional and stylish, maximising usable space and creating an eye-catching, one-off product. We love the contrast of the dark blue paint on the cabinets and the golden colour of the oak, and how it matches the leather recliner.
Creating this beautiful dining table required one of our stunning 4m oak worktops and ornate painted table legs. This table would make mealtimes special, and it is large enough to accommodate the whole family. The satin silver legs are the perfect complement to the modern pendant lamps and almost hypnotic seat cover.
Our offcuts have been used to create spice racks on a number of occasions, as they are perfect for displaying your most-used condiments. This particular one was created by the same person that crafted the coat rack above and the wine holder below. Clearly, he sees our worktops as the optimum material to make wooden furniture from!
A wine bottle holder might not be an essential item, but it provides a lovely sculptural touch to your dining experience. If you have an extra length of worktop left over, creating a bottle holder is a useful and practical option.
Whilst spice racks and tables are comparatively common uses for our worktops, it is incredibly rare that we receive photos showing a double bed constructed from the wood we sell. Repurposing worktops for a bed may not be the first idea that comes to mind, but our surfaces are sturdy, durable and well-suited to supporting you while you sleep. This dedicated DIYer also created the side tables to the right of the image.
Why not let your kids sleep on a bed of worktop pieces too? This customer used our products to create this wonderful child’s bunkbed that will last for many years. The bunkbed has a professional quality to it – every piece of wood has been perfectly cut to size and sanded – and the finished product looks amazing. In fact, we would happily sleep here!
Kitchen worktops are very similar to desks in how they are supported and the weight of items placed on them. Making a desk out of our solid wood worktops will be an elegant and long-lasting addition to your office space. However, with a lovely grain pattern like the one in this photo, you may get distracted from your work!
If you have a length of worktop left over from your kitchen upgrade, you may decide to recycle it. This customer, on the other hand, found the ideal place to feature the remaining wood. He has created a plant shelf to make his home greener and closer to nature. The shelf is attached to a mezzanine level, allowing people in the rooms above and below to enjoy the plants (and the beauty of the worktop!). This idea could also be a fantastic way to invite nature into a small apartment.
Not content with his majestic floating plant shelf, this customer also created a unique plant pot to encourage the next generation of floral growth. A plant pot can bring colour and interest to an area or corner, while helping to bring the outside into the home environment.
Many people have decided to make wooden furniture out of Worktop Express products, and the results speak for themselves. Let us know what you would create below, or, if you have built something extraordinary out of our worktops, we would love to see it on our Facebook or Twitter pages!