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Wood Countertops & a Touch of Spring

April 25, 2019

Filed in: Kitchen

We get questions all the time on our wood countertops! It’s a hot topic anytime I post an image of them! So I thought I would quickly do a rundown on what we did and how we like it!

 

Wood Choices & Sealer

First things first if you are considering wood countertops you must choose the proper wood! If you are looking for durability a hardwood is a must but keep in mind no matter how hard the wood is nothing is going to be as durable as your stone type countertops.

We didn’t choose a hardwood we actually went with pine. Pine is a soft wood and shows nicks, dings, dents, and all that jazz. The reason we went this route is we love the graining in pine and we were after a very rustic look. We like the character and the more we use the better we like it. That might not be for everyone! We have had our installed for a little over a year and they still look amazing!

We use a water-based polycrylic. We put about 3-5 coats on to fully protect the wood. Do your research and choose the best sealer for your area.

 

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I highly suggest pine countertops to anyone who is on a budget and also is going for a farmhouse or rustic look! I love the look of the dark wood contrast against our white cabinets. It’s rustic but clean at the same time! What do you think?!

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