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Oak Worktops Full Stave Kitchen Countertops

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Handcrafted oak worktops, made from vacuum kiln dried full stave rustic wood planks. Subtly infused with resin, these kitchen countertops offer a perfect blend of modern and rustic aesthetics for the heart of your home. These wooden countertops are made to order to your required size.

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Oak Worktops – Full Stave Solid Wood Kitchen Countertops

Bespoke Oak Worktops – Wooden Countertops Made to Size

Our bespoke oak worktops are designed and hand-crafted to order, to your desired size. Earthy ® Timber’s kitchen oak countertops are manufactured from full stave, super wide planks and guaranteed to add a strong sense of the natural beauty to your home.

We use stunning rustic oak slabs and wide oak planks that we source from sustainable woodlands across the UK and Europe. We then expertly evaluate and vacuum kiln dry the timber on-site ensuring stability and longevity against twisting, disfigurement and warping. We personally hand-pick each unique rustic oak plank for its unique natural features, live edges and suitability for your kitchen project. Earthy wood knots, voids and striations are infused with resins to create beautiful modern wood countertops full of earthy® inspiration that are also hygenic to use. We also can insert any of our luxury features such as our bark preservation technique for a more unique and luxury feel. For more information regarding our luxury range and features please visit our sister company Earthy® Timber Luxury Wooden Furniture

Earthy® Timber’s wooden countertops are not just simply cut to size oak worktops; they are meticulously crafted to order to perfectly fit the exact dimensions you require. You will only be charged for the precise size needed. To enhance your convenience, we have compiled a list of the most popular oak worktop sizes and their respective uses:

Oak Worktop 2m long – Full Stave Kitchen Countertops

Full stave oak worktops that are 2 meters long offer a versatile and compact surface for various counter applications. With their moderate length, these solid wood worktops are suitable for smaller kitchens or areas where space is limited. The natural beauty and durability of oak make it an excellent choice for modern worktops, providing a sturdy and elegant surface for food preparation. Whether used as a stand alone kitchen island oak worktop or as part of a larger kitchen design, 2m oak worktops offer functionality and style in a more compact form.

Oak Worktop 3m long – Full Stave Kitchen Countertops

Our elegant and charming rustic oak worktops, such as full stave oak worktops 3m long, offer a durable and easy to maintain kitchen surface for a variety of uses. Available in any thickness 20mm, 30mm, 40mm, and 50mm, these full stave oak countertops provide a solid and sturdy foundation for any traditional or modern kitchen. Additionally, the option of a live edge worktop adds a unique and natural touch to the overall design. With their solid wide full stave worktop construction and extra width, these oak worktops are perfect for creating a wooden breakfast bar or providing ample space for food preparation and other tasks.

Oak Worktop 4m long – Full Stave Kitchen Countertops

Solid oak kitchen worktops 4m long offer a spacious and versatile kitchen surface. With their generous length, these wooden countertops  provide ample space for preparing meals, accommodating multiple cooks, or even serving as a breakfast bar or large kitchen island. The durability and natural beauty of oak make it an ideal choice for kitchen worktops, as it can withstand the demands of daily use while adding a touch of elegance to any space. Whether used in residential or commercial settings, 4m oak worktops offer functionality, aesthetic appeal, and the opportunity to create a stunning focal point in any kitchen or dining room.

Oak Worktop 5m long – Full Stave Kitchen Countertop

Solid wood oak worktops that are 5 meters long are a rare and remarkable find due to the length of the planks used, but you are in the right place. At Earthy Timber we manufacture to order very long worktops that allow for seamless and uninterrupted surface in a large kitchen, creating a visually stunning wood countertop effect. The full stave oak worktop showcases the natural beauty of wood, with its distinctive grain patterns and rich tones, making it a focal point in any kitchen design. These solid wood oak worktops not only provide ample space for food preparation and cooking but also add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the overall aesthetic of the kitchen.

Whether you prefer a slim and modern worktop look, a solid and durable option, or a grand and visually striking chunky wood surface, oak worktops in various thicknesses provide the perfect solution for your needs.

20mm and 30mm Wooden Worktops

Full stave oak worktops that are 20mm or 30mm thick offer a sleek and elegant surface for various uses. Their slim profile adds a modern touch to any kitchen or workspace, making them perfect for creating a stylish breakfast bar or a contemporary countertop.

40mm Oak Worktop

For those seeking a more substantial and robust option, 40mm thick oak worktops provide a solid and durable surface. The full stave oak construction enhances the natural beauty of the wood, making it an excellent choice for creating a statement piece in your kitchen or workspace.

50mm Oak Worktop

If you desire even more substantial and visually striking wood worktop, 50mm thick oak worktops are the ideal choice. The added thickness adds a sense of grandeur and durability, making them perfect for creating a long-lasting and impressive wooden breakfast bar or a wide and spacious kitchen island countertop.

Extra Wide Oak Worktops

Extra wide oak worktops, measuring 800mm, provide a spacious and functional surface for various kitchen applications. They are ideal for creating a modern kitchen peninsula, where ample space is needed for food preparation, cooking, and socialising. For those seeking even more depth, 1m wide worktops offer an expansive area that can accommodate a larger kitchen island or an extra wide oak breakfast bar, providing a comfortable seating area for dining or casual gatherings. For those looking for maximum width, 1200mm wide countertops and 1500mm wide worktops are perfect for creating a kitchen peninsula or extra large kitchen island, offering a generous workspace and additional seating options.

Live Edge Oak Worktops

Step into the timeless allure of live edge oak worktops, where craftsmanship meets natural beauty of the wood. Handcrafted to perfection, live edge oak worktops are not just pieces of furniture; they are statements of artistry and elegance. Explore the seamless blend of rustic charm and modern functionality as we delve into the unparalleled features and versatility of these bespoke creations.

Embracing the organic imperfections of the wood, each live edge oak worktop narrates a unique story, exuding warmth and character. From kitchens to offices, these wooden worktops elevate every space with their distinctive grain patterns and rich hues, providing a captivating focal point that transcends trends and time. Join us in uncovering the unparalleled durability and captivating aesthetics of live edge oak worktops, and discover how they effortlessly infuse any environment with a touch of nature’s opulence. Whether you seek a conversation piece or a functional masterpiece, Earthy Timber will create and unveil the enduring allure and practicality of live edge oak worktops, defining a harmonious blend of form and function.

We can create full stave oak worktops with a variety of different edging styles. For a more contemporary feel, we can offer our traditional straight/square /chamfered edge style, or for more earthy® appeal, our live edging / waney edging / natural wood edging with its curvaceous contour of the tree softened and velvety touch. Alternatively, for more subtle kitchen appearance but still with elements of rustic wood interest, we can offer our mixed edging which has elements of both live edging and squre edging styles.

The Warmth of Wood: Creating a Welcoming Kitchen with Wooden Tables and Countertops from Earthy® Timber

Step into the heart of your home and experience the inviting embrace of a wooden countertops. The warmth of wood has the power to transform a functional space into a welcoming sanctuary. From earthy oak tables to richly hued walnut worktops, introducing wooden countertops into your kitchen creates a timeless and cosy ambiance that beckons both family and guests to gather around. In a world of sleek modern countertops and man-made materials, the allure of wooden dining tables, countertops and shelves lies in their organic grain, tactile appeal, and enduring charm.

Infusing your kitchen with the beauty of natural wood not only elevates the aesthetics but also adds a touch of rustic elegance and warmth. Imagine sipping morning coffee at a solid wooden kitchen island or preparing meals on a smooth, rustic oak countertop that exudes comfort and character. As the centerpiece of your kitchen, wooden tables and countertops not only serve as functional workspaces but also as focal points that radiate a sense of hospitality and homeliness, making your kitchen the heart and soul of your home.

If two or more of our solid wooden tops or a dining room table are bought together, we can craft them from the same tree to make a beautiful bespoke set of matching earthy® – modern furniture for your home or business.

Our bespoke solid wood oak worktops take around 8-10 weeks to complete, this is because we provide a service like no other. Our oak worktops are 100% bespoke made in-house with no middle man involved. We manufacture our modern rustic oak worktops from tree to finished countertop under our roof including salvaged tree sourcing and timber vacuum kiln drying.  This time frame may be longer depending on our current workload, we always ensure to create your live edge solid oak worktops to the highest quality.

More Examples of our Oak Worktops

To see more examples of our solid oak worktops and live edge dining tables, please visit our other sites www.earthytimber.eu ,   www.earthytimber.com for our luxury range and our art wood furniture designed by AS Stawicki

Alternatively, feel free to take a look at our Instagram accounts: www.instagram.com/earthydesign and https://www.instagram.com/earthytimber

Solid Wood Top Edge

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Wood edges corresponding to the grain direction  (usually long edges) are eligible for customisation. Choose between any combination of the following: live edge, square edge, part live & part square edge. Vertical to grain direction edges are always square (usually the short edges).

Square edge wood top

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As the name implies, all the top edges are finished with a straight edge to give it a traditional finish.

All our square edges are eased by hand. By taking sharpness off the wood edge (contour, border, outline), we accomplish soft, pleasant to touch edge,  whilst preserving crisp, sharp, contemporary appearance. All wood edges opposite to the grain direction (usually short sides, described as width (depth) of the top are always square. Long edges can be either square, natural (live), or part live part square.

Live edge (waney edge) wood top

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Otherwise called waney edge wood plank, natural edge wood plank, raw edge wood plank, earthy edge wooden plank or wavy edge wood. Live edge follows the natural outer edge of the wood plank with the wood bark removed.

Part live & part square edge wood top

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This is a combination of live and square edge to give the wooden piece a unique finish that works very well with both contemporary and traditional interiors.

 

 

Solid Wood Tops Finishing Service

Raw (Unfinished) solid wooden top– sanded to 120 grit and delivered (or collected) raw, ready for the finishing service, unless our professional finishing service was requested (please note tables are only available finished – fully protected).

Professional Finishing – if  you want to receive your solid wood top  ready to be used immediately, we recommend our in house finishing service. This includes surface fine sanding – preparing the tops for treatment with oil/lacquer to provide a hard-wearing finish. Treatment using Earthy® Timber’s recommended blend of high quality oils/lacquer ideal for surfaces requiring a hard-wearing and water resistant surfaces. The protective layer built with the oil/lacquer is water, heat, alcohol and food acid-resistant. The surface is also  finely sanded between the coats of treatment. Alternatively you may choose to purchase an unfinished solid wood top, which comes with basic sanding  (120 grit) and therefore will require further processing.

Fine sanding + oil

Finishing oil is the most organic method of finishing the wooden tops.  The unique properties of oil enhance the grain over time and amplify the natural tones of wood. The oil penetrates the  deeper layers of solid wood top (worktop) & creates a shield-like effect that prevents damage once the top layer of oil begins to fade. Oil-finished surfaces are easy to repair with another layer of oil, however the downside is that the surface marks quite easily with liquids, therefore it is not a recommended solution for bathrooms or utility rooms.  Your solid wood oak worktop or walnut worktop will require systematic re-oiling in accordance with our maintenance guide so that your solid wood worktop remains nourished and beautiful. The oiled-finish is perfect for those who love the natural qualities of solid wood in their kitchen.

Fine sanding + lacquer 

Lacquer is an ideal solution for durable, protective, low maintenance solid wooden top finish. It is the most cost effective, water resistant solution, ideal  for wooden worktops frequently exposed to moisture such as bathrooms or utility rooms but also solid wood tables and breakfast bars.  Unlike oil, which intensifies the depth of the colour palette, lacquer maintains the natural colour of wood with a transparent, preservative layer. Solid wooden tops finished with lacquer will last years without reapplication unless heavily used.

We utilise a water-based, low VOC solution that offers high resistance to scratches and stains whilst maintaining the natural beauty and feel of the solid wood top. It is ideal for use on hardwood worktops. The mixture also features a non-yellowing, UV protected formula. The protective layer built by the lacquer  is water, heat, alcohol, and food acid resistant.

Delivery Timescale

Due to the artisanal nature of crafting your wooden table, desktop, table top or wooden worktop to order, please allow approximately 8-10 weeks for completion. The timeline may vary based on the intricacy of your project and our workshop schedule.

Prior to scheduled delivery we will contact you to coordinate mutually convenient date and time.

Ensuring Smooth Delivery of  Your Bespoke Furniture 

To ensure a seamless delivery experience please ensure at the time of placing your order that there is space for the bespoke furniture / wooden top to pass through all entryways effortlessly. If space constraints pose a challenge, we can explore alternative solutions for you (additional costs may apply).

Additionally, please note that the wooden table top and legs can be assembled on-site, and in some cases, the wooden countertop can be delivered in parts and assembled at your location. Please inform us at the time of placing your order if specific assembly arrangements are required.

Manual Assistance Guidance

For a smooth delivery experience, please be aware that manual assistance will be necessary to unload your items upon arrival. Please ensure you have a sufficient number of capable individuals available to assist with carrying your furniture from delivery vehicle to your home.

If you prefer a premium delivery service, which includes our staff safely transporting your wooden furniture to designated room and full assembly, please contact us to inquire about this option. Additional charges apply for the premium delivery service.

What is slab of wood?

Slab is a single plank of wood, without any joints on the length or the width. They are more expensive than planked tops because they are rarer to source and more expensive to process due to the lengthy and expert kiln drying procedure.

What is a planked wood top?

A planked wooden top is constructed from multiple staves (planks) jointed only on the width, never on the length, of the top, each stave  forming one continuous strip for the entire length of the worksurface. Planked tops are less expensive than a single large plank of wood (slab), but there is no compromise on the excellent quality of the natural wood top.

What ‘full stave’ top means?

Full stave means the wood plank is running along the whole length of the top, without any joints (as opposed to the surface being made up of little blocks, also known as block-style).

What ‘stave width’ means?

Stave width refers to the width of each of the wood planks. Stave width otherwise means ‘plank width’.

What is live edge?

Otherwise called waney edge, natural edge, raw edge or earthy edge. Live edge follows the natural outer edge of the wood plank with the bark removed

What is square edge?

As the name implies, all the edges are finished with a straight edge to give it a traditional finish. Our square edges are eased by hand. By taking sharpness off the edge, we accomplish soft, pleasant to touch contour,  whilst preserving crisp appearance. All edges opposite to the grain direction (usually short sides, being the depth of the top) are always square. Long edges can be either square, natural (live), or part live part squared contoured.

What is part live and part square edge?

This is a combination of live and square edge to give the wooden piece a unique finish that works very well with both contemporary and traditional interiors.

Do you work with softwood (such as pine worktops)?

We specialise in English and European hardwoods (deciduous trees with broad flat leaves)  this is because as the name suggests, the wood of hardwood trees is harder, denser, tighter than the wood of other trees and as a result the hardwood tops are very durable. We do not use pine (coniferous species, small needle like leaves) for our projects as softwood is easy to dent and the grain is not as tight as in hard wood and in our experience they are not suitable for wooden worktops or flooring.

It takes more effort and is more costly to process the hardwood than softwood, this is because hard wood is tougher, more condensed, making their wood perfect for our high quality, beautiful wooden table tops and solid wood worktops. Our wild walnut table tops or oak desks are practical pieces of art.

What is the difference between slab top (single plank top),  table top planked and wooden worktops?

Appearance and price. Our full stave worktops are made up of jointed planks with more narrow staves (compared to the planked table tops). This is the less expensive option.

Our planked table tops are made up of jointed planks with wider staves. The planks are book-matched (meaning they originate from the same tree). This is the more expensive option.

You may also opt for a slab. Slabs are single, very wide planks. Slabs are priced significantly higher than the table tops. It is also possible to buy DIY slabs – professionally vacuum kiln dried, levelled and planed material (with no further treatment).

Why your table legs are more expensive?

Our high quality, handcrafted to order in our workshop, removable table legs and matching plates are calibrated individually to each wooden surface (important factors to consider are weight, width, length, thickness, construction of the table top). The supporting plates are embedded in timber so that your table will never ‘wobble’. It is a truly bespoke service that is tailored to the size & weight of your surface but also and equally importantly, allowing for the natural movement of timber as it expands and contracts as the temperature and/or humidity of the room changes.

This prevents cracks and splits in the wood. Paired with our precise vacuum kiln-drying method, this provides you with the furniture to last for generations.

Please note that, for obvious reasons, we cannot advise on legs and support from other sources.Using the legs not supplied by us invalidates warranty on the surface.

Why vacuum kiln drying of wood is important?

All our timber is vacuum kiln dried below 10% moisture content at the very core of the wood plank, as this is an essential process  to ensure the wood is stable and suitable for internal use. Regrettably a large proportion of timber on the market is not processed in this way and clients are unaware of the potential dangers of purchasing incorrectly dried timber including warping, twisting, swelling, encouraging the infestation of woodworm. Also neighbouring surfaces  regardless of composition (mdf, timber plywood etc.) could potentially be affected and damaged. Unfortunately these problems can take months to manifest themselves by which time it is too late.

Timber is a natural product 

We personally hand-pick the quality, character logs for all our projects. As timber grading specialists we identify the trees with unique features and natural, earthy characteristics such as beautiful grain, knots, voids, pippy scatterings and splits that are compatible with our love for rustic-modern perfection. We invite nature to your home and our surfaces will reflect that rustic excellence subtly enhanced with clear epoxy resin, so you can see them and enjoy them yet the surface is hygienic to use.

If you prefer very uniform appearance, without character our product is not a natural choice for you.

Can I select wood planks /wood slabs for my project?

For 99% of our commissions the planks are selected by our experts on the customer’s behalf. Our instagram accounts will give you an insight into our past projects if you want to see examples and diversity of colour, grain detail and rustic features.

Our skilled carpenters will select the boards that are colour, grain & feature compatible. We instinctively know, which wood boards are going to work in harmony ensuring the best aspects of the wood are displayed.   We then enhance the rustic knots and voids  with our signature resin infill technique, so that no two surfaces will ever look the same.  If you wanted to personally select the wood planks for your project, this service is available for single items over £5000. Items below this value will entail an extra charge of £360+vat paid up front. The selection process can take place either in our workshop or via mobile devices by prearranged appointment.

What is unfinished wood top / raw wood top?

sanded to 120 grit and delivered (or collected) raw, ready for the finishing service, unless our professional finishing service was requested.

What is included in Professional Finishing?

If  you want to receive your surface ready to be used immediately, we recommend our in house finishing service. This includes surface fine sanding – preparing the tops for treatment with oil/lacquer to provide a hard-wearing finish. Treatment using Earthy® Timber’s recommended blend of high quality oils/lacquer ideal for surfaces requiring a hard-wearing and water resistant surfaces. The protective layer built with the oil/lacquer is water-, heat-, alcohol- and food acid-resistant. The surface is also  finely sanded between the coats of treatment.

Alternatively you may choose to purchase an unfinished surface, which comes with basic sanding  (120 grit) and therefore will require further processing.

What is your lead time?

Because your goods are crafted to order, it takes approximately 5 – 8 weeks depending on the complexity of your project and our workshop schedule.

Is the wood for my project responsibly sourced?

The trees that we choose to work with are sustainably sourced and replenished with newly planted saplings.

Please note tolerance for square edges

+/- 2mm

Please note tolerance for waney edges or part live part square edges.

Up to 100mm for standard projects, usually less than that.

I have bespoke shape and/or  cut outs requirements , can you help?

To quote for bespoke shapes and requirements not included in our online shop please contact us via contact form to receive a bespoke quotation.

Do you offer Support & Fitting Advice?

You can find general information about fitting on our website. We therefore recommend you to use a professional carpenter to survey, fit and provide adequate support to overhangs for your surfaces. Please note incorrect fitting invalidates warranty on our surfaces.

Do you offer Fitting Service and what is an approximate cost?

Yes we do. Please note the price of this service is calculated at least at a cost of product + cost of travel from our wood yard & workshop, located  in Plumpton Green, Sussex)

  1. Survey – our experienced craftsman will visit your property to take the measurements, discuss your requirements, all the details and options that will work with the layout of the furniture, fixtures in the room as well as support available at the time we survey your property. This will allow us to tailor the product and concealed supports to your needs. The cost of the survey is minimum £180+vat depending on the complexity of the project plus cost of travel. Please note we are unable to provide the fitting service without surveying your project first.
  2. Quotation – after the visit we will prepare a detailed, no-obligation quotation that includes delivery and installation.
  3. Payment – Once you accept the quote, we’ll require 50% deposit from you. Your furniture is crafted to order and this will take around 8-10 weeks depending on the complexity of the project and our schedule. The balance for your order will be due 5 weeks before scheduled installation.
  4. When your furniture is ready, our craftsmen will deliver and install it for you at a mutually convenient date and time. Installation typically takes 1 – 2 days. We will remove all installation waste and leave the room clean and tidy for you to enjoy.

3 reviews for Oak Worktops Full Stave Kitchen Countertops

  1. Amber Morgan

    It was a delight to deal with Earthy Timber. They craft beautiful and completely unique wooden worktops from salvaged wood with resin features closing any open grain or wood knots. Our oak worktop is so unusual and beautiful. I love the live edge that is squared in places, it gives the wooden top modern feel. Outstanding service from start to finish.

  2. Joanne, London

    We first contacted Earthy Timber at the beginning of a project to renovate open space kitchen dining room and as such were looking for a beautiful live edge wooden kitchen island and large oak dining table that are unique and will add character to the room.
    8 months later, both our pieces are simply stunning and are made from the same tree. The wood grain is very intricate and I notice new nuances every day. Subtle resin enhancements complement the oak table rather than taking away from it’s natural beauty. Earthy Timber has this special touch, their projects are very natural yet elegant and sophisticated. Thank you Anna and Adam for making our live edge kitchen island worktop and family table so special!

  3. Patricia and Howard, Manchester

    Earthy Timber hand-crafted to order super wide stave, full stave oak worktops with natural wood characteristics and resin infill for our Leicht kitchen. The worktops look very stylish, add warmth and serve as a notable feature in our otherwise modern kitchen. Additionally, we have matching kitchen island breakfast bar and shelving in oak wood for a cohesive look. The contrast between oak worktops and the dark grey quartz tops provide a modern twist to our open space kitchen diner. Delighted we found Anna and Adam, they provided a much improved quote for completely unique wooden worktops in contrast to the ones suggested by the kitchen showroom, which were only cut to size and lacked interest.

    The team at Earthy Timber was professional, efficient and friendly from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

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