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Wood Counter Tops are 'In'

July 19, 2014

Look at the latest home design magazines and websites, and you'll see that the warmth and natural beauty of wood counter tops is making a comeback. Counter tops made of wood add a casual elegance to the kitchen, bathroom or office and blend well in any decor from traditional to contemporary. Something we've known all along! (Photo courtesy of Houzz)

Wood is a long-lasting and durable choice for counter tops when properly maintained, and has natural anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. Whether oil-sealed or varnished, wood makes a beautiful working surface that is easy on your dishes and glassware, easy to clean -- plus easy to repair with sanding and resealing.

At Sears Trostel we can take your idea for a wood counter top and make it a gorgeous reality.

We specialize in and love working with customers to create wood counter tops that fit their space perfectly. Bring your idea -- even if it's just a photo -- along with the dimensions of the desired counter area, and we're on the way. There are few limitations in making a custom butcher block* top, and many wood varieties to choose from -- including exotics. Most any wood in our warehouse can be used. Call or stop by our Riverside store to discuss the possibilities.

Recent custom creations include desk tops for a home office made of  Wenge (below), and a circular Walnut kitchen top, 5 feet in diameter and 6 inches thick. Great ideas brought to life here at Sears Trostel!

Wenge countertops

Wenge face grain

 Need help with ideas for a wood counter top? Check-out Houzz to get your creative juices flowing.
* Butcher block is strips of wood glued together to form a slab. Three different grain types are available:
Face Grain -- wood planks glued together with the wide surface positioned upright. This surface showcases the beauty of the wood grain.

Edge Grain -- The edges of the boards are assembled in an upright position to form a light work surface. 

End Grain
 -- The ends of the boards are positioned upward, forming a checkerboard pattern. This is a good option if you want to use the surface as a cutting board and is considered true butcher block.

Sears Trostel Lumber & Millwork
1500 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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