Black Walnut Is a Study in Nature's Shades of Brown
Countertops made of American Black Walnut show off the wood’s stunningly gorgeous coloration – a mix of light to very dark browns. This is why walnut works equally well in a dark or light kitchen; as either a complementary or contrasting design element. Walnut is second only to maple in popularity as the hardwood of choice for kitchen counters.
Walnut Countertops Can Be Edge, End or Blended-Grain Style
Each grain style has its own distinctive look. For example, the wood rails used In edge-style boards run the full length of the counter, whereas blended countertops use rails of varying lengths. In stark contrast, many more wood rails – all short and cut to an identical length – are used in making end-grain boards, which show the ends of cut pieces of wood, instead of their edges. Orienting the wood pieces this way gives such boards especially high strength and makes them more resistant to nicks and gouges.
If Standard Size Walnut Counter or Island Tops Won’t Work, Opt for Custom Countertops
The narrowest standard-size countertops from John Boos are 25 inches wide. They top out at 48 inches in width. Lengths range all the way up to 145”. Thickness options for walnut counters range from 1-1/2 inches to 7 inches. If you can't find a standard size to suit your project, you can obtain a price quote instantly by visiting our custom countertop page.
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