“Where does timber for your walnut wood worktops come from?”
May’s final ‘Question of the Week’ comes from Mike in Solihull. He sent in a query regarding the sourcing of the timber used in our European walnut wood worktops.
“I really like the look of your walnut worktops but wanted to know where exactly the timber is sourced from; is it all harvested from the same place?”
Thanks for getting in touch with us. We like walnut too; it’s a popular choice and looks the part in both modern and traditional kitchen settings.
Our walnut worktops feature staves cut from a combination of lighter sapwood with a relatively tight grain, and darker heartwood with a more curly open grain. This combination of light and dark is characteristic of walnut and creates a unique visual aesthetic; as a result the timber is highly-prized by woodworkers for furniture, guitars and even gun stocks.
The walnut used to create our worktops comes from two primary suppliers that source timber from a variety of European locations. One of our suppliers sources their walnut timber from Poland, whilst our main supplier uses timber from Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia.
All our suppliers use timber that is certified as originating from sustainable sources with replanting schemes in place, so as to ensure that stocks are replenished and local environments conserved.
For further information about the steps we take in choosing only the most sustainable timber, please read our environmental policy.
Additional detail can be found in our Sourcing and Manufacture of Solid Wood Worktops information guide, and to find out everything there is to know about these worktops, we suggest reading our Walnut Worktops Nutshell Guide.
All the best,
Ben @ Worktop Express
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