Rustic Kitchen Countertops – Craig’s Project
Rustic Kitchen Countertops, everybody wants one, but where do you start? Just give us a call, and let us help. We have Redwood Slabs in a variety of sizes and looks. If we don’t have what you’re looking for on our website, we can always custom cut it for you. It is important to plan ahead. Some pieces may need some time to dry prior to finish if they are not already dry. Fortunately, we have a large kiln to help speed drying times up.
Once you’ve determined the size of your rustic countertop, we need to find the appropriate piece. We can always resize something bigger into something smaller with the characteristics you might desire. I am going to demonstrate this process using photos from a project that we did for an actual customer.
Just for reference, here is a picture of the 10′ wide slab that we started with:
Natural Edge / Live Edge Countertops
Most all of our Rustic Kitchen Countertop slabs will already have at least one natural edge. So if you are looking for a consistent edge around the whole piece, then it’s going to have to be carved. On an actual Bar Top, most people usually want just one natural edge. In these cases, we can take almost any slab that is wider than what you are looking for, and take it down to your desired width for you before it even leaves our shop.
The slab pictured below has been roughly shaped with the help of a chainsaw by someone in our shop.
Some of you may have noticed that this piece does have a couple of cracks in it. They have been clearly defined on the slab for the customer to see. Not all slabs are 100% perfect, but I would almost dare you to try and source a 10′ wide slab of redwood. Pieces like this are far and few between. Finding a slab for this project might have been a feat on its own, if Redwood Burl Inc. hadn’t been saving this one for several years.
After getting roughed out, it went to our finishing department for sanding. Sanding is what will give this piece its final shape. Since this was sold as an un-finished piece. After it was shaped it was crated and shipped to our customer who later sent back the following picture of the installed project after it was compete. The picture below is the final picture of the completed project, which came out pretty amazing.
If you are in the market for something really special, something really rustic, or even something simple and beautiful, please be sure to give us a call first!