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Custom Wood Countertops by General Woodcraft in New London, CT

General Woodcraft has been delighting customers for over 60 years with beautifully crafted products using the finest wood species from around the world.  Custom wood countertopOur skilled craftsmen can build custom countertops and island tops in virtually any shape or layout you desire. Everything we make is custom crafted, so you are never limited to just one particular size, thickness, wood species or style. Our wood countertops can be configured to fit any particular space, from small cutting boards to large islands and anything in between.

  • We offer 40 different wood species in stock (and you can combine them for an even more dramatic effect)
  • Our Countertops are offered in Flat Grain (plank style), Edge Grain or End Grain (true butcher block) construction
  • A tried and true assortment of standard edge profiles is available as well as many custom profiles
  • Our beautiful tops are available unfinished or with a non-toxic food safe Oil Finish
  • We offer sink cutouts, radius edges, mitered joints …and a whole lot more

Whether you are planning on a desk top, work space or a cutting surface for food preparation, we have the species and the edge profiles to complete your project with rich natural beauty and a stylish flair that is sure to meet your needs for many years to come.

Wood Species for Custom Counter Tops

General Woodcraft offers over forty natural wood species in stock and many more are available on a custom order basis.  Choose from the warmth and subtlety of an Ash or Maple or the vibrant tones of exotics such as Bloodwood or Purpleheart or create a striking grain effect with Zebrawood or Rosewood.

Wood species for custom wood countertops

Even more choices are available when these species are combined together in your overall wood countertop design. Custom teak and holly countertopHere teak and holly are combined in a plank style for a dramatic linear effect while cherry and Custom walnut and cherry wood countertopwalnut are shown in a pattern using an end grain construction for a rich bold accent.

 

Construction Style for Custom Wood Countertops 

Flat Grain (plank style) Wood Countertops

This style shows off the boards’ Zebrawood custom countertopnatural face graining and is a great choice for desk tops, table tops and other non-food prep areas.  Species that have a lot of natural grain character show exceptionally well in this style (Hickory, Ash, Oak, Cherry, Exotics, etc.).

  Edge Grain Wood Countertops

This wood countertop style is achieved by Lyptus Custom Wood Countertoplaying the boards on edge before assembly.  This creates an extremely hard surface and reveals more grain character of the wood species than the flat grain style. A great option for nearly every wood species available.

 

End Grain (Butcher Block Style) Wood Countertop

The end-grain style of wood countertop construction is often referred to as "butcher block" is the hardest and strongest type of wood countertop. The butcher block Cherry and Jatoba custom wood countertopstyle countertop uses the end grain of the wood, which is the side that has the highest compressive strength of any piece of wood. Although this wood countertop style is labor and material intensive, the results can be breathtakingly beautiful.  Wood species can be used alone or in combination with others to create stunning contrasts and visual drama.  Creates a great focal point wherever it is used.

Edge Profiles for Wood Countertops

You can choose from a variety of standard edge profiles for your custom wood countertop.  Choose from any of the styles shown below or we can create an edge profile specially for your countertop.

Standard Edge Profiles

Edge profiles for wood countertops