Using Wood Worktops Outside of a Kitchen
Our wood worktops are a fantastic kitchen surface choice, with a wide range of timbers available to suit any kitchen theme. Wood’s incomparable character cannot be recreated by composite or stone surfaces; moreover, it means that no two solid wood worktops are exactly alike.
Our solid wood surfaces don’t have to just be used in a kitchen, though – we have seen wooden worktops put to some fantastic uses by our customers, as well as here in our very own offices. Here are a few of our favourites!
Our Gloucester headquarters is lucky enough to feature desks made entirely out of our solid wood surfaces. Some departments have desks created from iroko and wenge offcuts, whilst others have solid oak desks.
These stunning timbers create sturdy and resilient surfaces that can easily put up with the constant use of an office environment, whilst looking beautiful – inspiring us all to work even harder, of course…!
Cabinets from our sister supplier, SolidWoodKitchenCabinets.co.uk, make great base units, too.
Dining & Conference Tables
Wooden worktops also make ideal tables – be it for your dining area or conference room. In our main conference room here at Worktop Express®, we have a table that was specially fabricated out of full stave wenge to be extra wide, and long enough to seat 8 people comfortably.
Our fabrication team also added smooth profile edges and radius corners for a beautiful finish. Find out what they can do for your worktop over on our bespoke worktops page.
We love seeing what our customers have made using our worktops – after all, large swathes of timber can be used to create all sorts of home furnishings. We’ve seen shelving, cabinets, tables and many other beautiful creations.
This TV cabinet created by James Burke is clad on all four sides by our 27mm oak worktops to create a sturdy home entertainment cabinet that looks great, too. If you’ve made something unusual with your worktops, we’d love to see some photos. Feel free to post them on our Facebook page, or share them with us on Twitter.
Solid Wood Shelving
Our wooden worktops are ideal for shelving, so much so that we have recently started selling a range of pre-fabricated floating oak shelves on the website. Available in sizes from 300mm up to 1500mm in length, all of our shelves measure 200mm wide and 40mm deep, and are pre-sanded and oiled for a gorgeous finish.
They’re also provided with high-quality metal shelving supports which are designed to be totally invisible, whilst being capable of holding up to 35KG.
Currently we only stock shelves in an oak timber, but our fabrication team can create bespoke shelving out of any of the timbers that our worktops are made from. More information is available on request.
Whether you require a bespoke worktop with a multitude of irregular cuts, routed grooves, radius corners, or something altogether more straightforward, our team of expert fabricators can help. As long as we have the tools to create it, our fabrication team can do any number of adjustments in order to create a worktop to your exact specifications.
After making the bespoke alterations, our team will then sand your worktop to a smooth finish and apply at least two coats of premium oil to help seal and protect the wood, whilst accentuating the natural colours.
Visit our bespoke worktops page to find out more about the range of alterations we can provide.