WALNUT hutch countertop
Starting around $2500-
— Black walnut timber
— Food Safe Hardwax Oil finish
Custom solid wood countertops available in most any size or timber. Standard woods are black walnut, cherry or white oak. Please contact regarding other domestic or exotic timbers.
Every effort is made to source the highest quality boards to create the most beautiful piece possible. I always use fewer, wider boards rather than gluing multiple boards together whenever possible. These wide boards cost a premium, but give a much better looking piece.
The Gaboon Ebony (black) pins at either end of the top are an integral part of the piece. They allow the breadboard ends to remain attached but “free floating”. All wood moves and a big part of my job as a woodworker is to make sure it’s able to move throughout the seasons without creating issues in the piece. If everything were just glued together it would inevitably crack at some point. My goal is always to create something that will outlast its owners.
The front edge of this top was left as a “live edge” - that is, the naturally occurring surface just beneath the bark of the tree. Rather than leaving it completely raw, it was dyed black to tie in the ebony pins and add some elegance. This is a detail I often add to my tabletops.
Less expensive tops are generally not made with this attention to detail.
Unless otherwise requested, tabletop surfaces are finished with a hardwax oil that it supple to the touch, durable and easy to repair. Another good option for a finish is lacquer, though the price is a bit higher because of the application process.