Ellipse End: A Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide
Introducing ellipse ends:
If you are wondering about our fantastic fabrication options and search ‘ellipse end’ on the internet you may well feel alarmed at the number of complicated maths equations that appear! However there is no need to worry – our nutshell guide should make things a little clearer for you to understand.
Ellipse ends are a thing of beauty rather than a cause for confusion: simply put, the ellipse end is a cut out semi-circle shape at the end of your worktop. They are simple yet elegant alterations, and can be designed to achieve a particular shape or just a more generally rounded finish.
What is it made of?
An ellipse end consists of a major and a minor radius measurement. The major is the longest axis (usually the width) and the minor is the smaller axis. The ellipse for your worktop, therefore, will be made up of these two radii. We can specify these and work from a standard template or you can send us in a specific ellipse measurement that you would like your solid wood worktops to be fabricated to.
Measuring an ellipse end:
If you are unsure of the best way to produce the necessary measurement, we would advise making the calculation utilising three points of origin. These are the starting points of the curve on either side of the worktop and the centre of its peak, as demonstrated in the following diagram. Our fabrication service can cut an ellipse to any size radius, with the maximum achievable end being the distance from the end of the cabinet to the end of the worktop.
An ellipse end can make a huge difference to your worktop; not only can the shape be radically altered according to your own design, but it can create a new space for you (a breakfast bar, for example, or a storage area). We are pleased to offer this wonderful service for just £30 per ellipse.
An ellipse end offers a more general and rounded edge to your worktop. Many people opt for this to remove any sharp edges – there is no straight side in between the two curved corners. The ellipse end is a popular choice if you are keen to create a breakfast bar or an island surface in the middle of your kitchen; this curved worktop end can be used for informal dining, functional use or entertainment. We can cut any ellipse end to accommodate your needs – simply put, the service could not be easier or more flexible!
For more insight into the appearance of our ellipse ends or if you would like some inspiration, please view our ellipse end gallery.
Ellipse ends can be requested when you place an order with a member of our sales team by telephone or email. They can also be added to worktops purchased via our innovative bespoke worktop tool. For more information on ordering customised worktops online, please read our Bespoke Worktop Tool User Guide.