Wood Construction Types

Edge Grain

With an edge grain top, the pieces are laid out with long strips running lengthwise along the top. Most of the time all strips will be continuous with no joints (unless the length of the top is longer than usual). In such cases we will discuss options with you. Our wood slabs are generally 1-1/2″ to 1-3/4″ wide, however sizes vary depending on the types and sizes of wood available to us at the time of fabrication.

 

 

End Grain

End grain construction is a select construction style. It is also our recommended surface for food preparation. With this style grain construction, small wood pieces stand vertically to show only the ends of the wood. This style is significantly harder to fabricate than other styles, requiring a high level of skill and craftsmanship. The wood pieces are usually random sized, however sizes will vary depending on the types and sizes of wood available to us at the time of fabrication.

 

Flat Grain

In a flat grain top the wood pieces are premium-grade, clear, wide plank, flat sawn boards. The pieces are generally wider in size.  Tabletops, desks tops, bar tops and select countertops are frequently manufactured using this method. These tops are generally preferred for a fine furniture aesthetic surface.    

These tops are available at  1-5/8″, 2 1/4", + thickness. Widths will vary depending on the species and sizes of wood available to us at the time of fabrication.

Please Contact Us with any questions.