Bespoke Worktops Service
Bespoke worktops service at Wooden Kitchen Worktops means pretty much anything you can imagine that can be done with a wooden worktop. Bespoke doesn’t just mean sink cut outs, it can be oversized breakfast bars, large curves or complete circles – bespoke wooden worktops to any shape and size. Below is a list of the ‘standard’ options we offer. If you have more specific requirements in mind or would like to receive a complete quotation please visit our Receiving A Bespoke Worktops Quotation page for more information.
We offer a range of edging styles to compliment your wooden worktops. As standard our wooden worktops are supplied with square edges, whilst this creates a very clean and defined look, this won’t however be to everyone’s tastes.
As a guide, a simple pencil edging is enough to soften the edges of the worktop whilst a full bullnose rounds them completely.
We are able to produce a range of different edging types on request. Please feel free to contact us if you have any edging in mind that is not listed on our website.
Our wooden upstands are available in 1 metre, 2 metre and 3 metre lengths, in each of our timbers and measure 19 mm thick and approximately 70 mm tall.
Please ask for sizes over 3m or other custom sizes.
Wooden Upstands (splashbacks)
Wooden upstands provide a wonderful aesthetic to the back edge of your kitchen worktop. However the secret benefit of wooden upstands is covering up all sorts of problems; walls which aren’t straight, corners which are never quite 90 degrees. Fixing wooden upstands has been made simple with the advent of ‘no more nails’ glue – push the wooden upstand into place, hold firmly for a couple of minutes and that’s it.
We make our wooden upstands in two styles; ‘Wide Block Upstands’ with joints along the length – suited to our Classic Wide Block worktops, and ‘Super Stave Upstands’ in continuous lengths with no joints – suited to our Super Stave and Traditional Plank wooden worktops.
Pre-Installation Oiling Service
If you would like the reassurance of us oiling your wooden worktops ready for you to install or if you simply don’t have the time or means to do this yourself, we offer an oiling service.
With our pre oiling service we oil the top, bottom and all edges of the worktops so they will arrive ready for immediate installation. We apply an ultra pure food grade linseed oil which has a remarkably low protein content. This means at warm temperatures it gets absorbed in to timber much faster and deeper than ordinary linseed oil, or any other oil for that matter. It has no VOCs & is lovely to work with. It nurtures and protects the timber, but best of all it gives the most amazing finish. It really is beautiful, and has a natural patina and quality to it which is quite unbeatable.
When you then finish oil the worktops after installation, you can start from the lovely matt look that this provides and make the worktop finish what you want all the way up to a full gloss finish. We have tested this with a variety of different finishing oils, including special maintenance oil again from linseed which keeps everything totally natural, to our recommended Liberon finishing oil as well. Once the worktops are in place, the top and exposed edges will require further coats, around 6, and additional hand sanding to achieve the full protection and beautiful finish. With our oiling service full oiling instructions are supplied with order confirmation. This process is not at all onerous, and in fact is rather therapeutic. Each coat takes only a few minutes, and no specialist equipment is required.
Once the worktop is in, the top and exposed edges will require further coats, around 6, and additional hand sanding to achieve the full protection and beautiful finish.
Other finishes are available on request from polyurethane to liming and staining. Please contact us for more information
Radius corners provide an attractive finish to your worktops, whether part of an overall design or simply to remove a sharp corner.
As a guide, 40 mm is about right for the internal corners of a Belfast sink and 10 to 20 mm is great for rounding off the corner of a worktop where it might otherwise present a sharp point. Use large radius sizes of around 200 mm and over to make a real statement.
Butt Joins (joint between two worktops)
When two wooden worktops meet they require a method to join them. For this we recommend using a 90 degree butt join. Specially shaped bolt holes are routed out in the underside of your wooden worktops. This allows the fitting of worktop connector bolts designed to pull your worktops together to aid in the joining of the two separate worktops.
When joining two worktops we recommend the use of a clear silicone sealant between the worktops. This creates a flexible, waterproof joint that can be easily seperated should the worktops need to be removed for any reason (maybe taking them with you if you move home!)
Solid Brushed steel rods that sit in specially shaped grooves to act as a trivet for hot pans. Hot rods can be easily lifted out of their grooves to allow for cleaning.
Hot rods measure 300 mm long and 12 mm in diameter.
Worktop End Caps
Worktop End Caps protect the ends of your wooden worktop where they meet a constant heat cooker such as an AGA or range cooker. They also provide a great aesthetic finish to the ends of your wooden worktop.
Hob Cutouts, Sink Cutouts & Drainage Grooves
We can produce sink and hob cutouts to any shape and size. We can work from exact measurements or templates provided when purchasing a new sink or hob.
Whatever kitchen sink you desire, we are able to produce the corresponding sink cutout. Shown here are two typical examples, firstly a stainless steel undermounted sink, shown to the right, in one of our Oak Super Stave worktops, and secondly a ceramic butler sink, shown below, also in our Oak Super Stave.
Drainage grooves make a great addition to any undermounted sink allowing the free flow of excess water into your sink when washing up.
‘Drop Down’ Mitred End Panels
Drop down mitre cutting (i.e. 2 x 45 degree cuts)
Drop down mitre cuts with joins fully prepared for assembly on site
Drop down mitre full assembly (glued, screwed and plugged)
Please note: the worktop and ‘drop down’ section will arrive fully assembled. Please bear this in mind when considering the room required for manoeuvring the worktop into place.
Thick, extruded Aluminium sheet that is fixed to the underside of your wooden worktop to protect against any moisture given off from dishwashers and washing machines situated under your wooden worktops.