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All About Oak Worktops: A Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide

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  1. What are your delivery times? I need an oak worktop with upstand, also thinking of putting shelves above it so may need some 18mm x 200mm. Many thenks

  2. Hi Mike,

    Thank you for replying to our oak worktops information guide.

    If you are interested in finding out the delivery times and other details, we recommend referring to our Delivery Details page:

    If you live in an area covered by our 2Man worktop delivery team, we can often offer a next-day delivery service if your order is placed before 12 noon on a weekday.

    We sell oak 3M x 80mm x 18mm upstands for just £25 + delivery. Unfortunately we do not offer 18mm x 200mm surfaces that would be suitable for shelves – the closest I would recommend is our oak plinths which measure 3M x 20mm x 150mm and cost £50 + delivery.

    You may be interested to know that we do sell solid oak floating shelves which are supplied with specialist invisible brackets. These shelves are available in a range of sizes and are priced from £22.50 upwards; we can create bespoke shelves to accommodate a greater variety of widths and depths, too.

    You can find out more about our shelves on the following page:

    Kind regards,

    Ben @ Worktop Express.

  3. Is the worktop strong enough to function as a desktop with only two trestle supports? 2 metres of desktop, trestles about half a metre from each end?

  4. Hi Mark,

    The support you have described should be sufficient for any of our wooden worktops, as long as there is not much more than 1 metre between the trestles.

    You can learn more about using our worktops as a desk by reading our Nutshell information guide:

    Kind Regards,
    Ben @ Worktop Express

  5. Good morning I need some more worktop I ordered mine maybe 2 years ago would you have on file which I ordered thanks
    Angie Prosser

  6. Good morning Angie,

    We have passed your enquiry to our customer service team who will be in touch with you shortly.

    Kind regards,
    Stephanie @ Worktop Express

  7. Hi, Is it possible for my joiner to cut down a 720mm worktop to 700mm or will this ruin the integrity of the worktop? Thanks

  8. Hi Joanne,

    All of our worktops are constructed from individual staves that are glued together using finger joints that create one large, stable piece of material. This can be cut down to whatever size you require and have a variety of other customisations applied by our fabrication team.

    To find out more about the worktop cutting services we offer, please visit the following page:

    Kind regards,
    Ben @ Worktop Express

  9. Hi, my parents have your oak worktops. They have oiled them but the grain is raised and they cannot seem to get a smooth finish, even though they have sanded them. Can you advise on what we can do about this? Many thanks..

  10. Hi Bee,

    When oiling worktops, it will often raise the grain of the timber a little, which requires ‘denibbing’ or sanding to remove. If they have sanded them and the grain is still raised, it may either mean that they have not been thoroughly sanded enough, sanded with paper that is too coarse, or they have possibly used too much oil. We would advise that the surface is left to fully dry for up to 12 hours between coats of oil.

    If the guidelines have been followed in our ‘Oiling Worktops’ information guide, the grain should not raise.

    We also sell a worktop aftercare kit that includes specialist denibbing pads and foam brushes to evenly apply the oil to the surface:

    Kind regards,

    Ben @ Worktop Express

  11. what is the weight of 3 m x 620 x 40mm worktop?
    Can I use it for book shelf?

  12. Hi Massy,

    Our 3m x 620 x 40mm oak worktops weigh approximately 55kg.

    They can be used to construct all sorts of things including shelving, but whether they will work in the situation you are planning depends entirely on the construction method, joints used and other considerations.

    Kind regards,

    Ben @ Worktop Express.

  13. Hi. I’m interested in purchasing one of the oak worktops, but would like to know if they come without a finish on them? I’m after the natural finish so I can put my own sealant on it once I find one that doesn’t change its natural colour.

  14. Hi Jason,

    We supply our oak worktops sanded as standard so they are ready for you to apply your treatment of choice. With regards to the colour change, this will happen irrespective of the treatment applied. As oak is a natural material, it will deepen slightly over time and this is not something that can be avoided. Changes to colour will be small and sanding down before re-applying treatment will bring the worktop back to it’s ‘original’ hue – although if you are planning on sealing the work surface this may not be necessary.

    Kind regards,

    Stephanie @ Worktop Express.

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