Can kitchen wood countertops be built using softwood timber?
Kitchen wood countertops bring natural warmth to the appearance of a modern kitchen, and also they are highly functional. Unfinished or oil finished kitchen countertops and kitchen island tops can be sanded and then oiled in order to remove any damage, scratches, dents, etc. The lacquered hardwood countertops can be refinished every few years to make them look new again. Basically any wood specie can be used to build kitchen countertops, but some types work better than others.
Can kitchen Wood Countertop be built using softwood timber?
Most kitchen countertops and kitchen island tops are made from hardwood, such as maple, cherry, walnut, ash, beech wood, whitebeam and oak. The density of these hardwood species makes a kitchen wood countertop resistant to dents, scratches, cupping and warping. Other wood species that can be used include African and Brazilian wood: berlinia, zebrawood, padauk, wenge, cherry. The hardwood countertops are also available in mixed woods, meaning that several types of hardwood are glued together to form a single piece of kitchen countertop, usually built for decorative purposes.
Durability and price often go hand in hand. For example, fir, spruce or redwood kitchen countertops are less expensive but are not as durable as beech wood or other hardwood species and will need to be replaced or refinished sooner. Other considerations include the softwood’s ability to take knife marks, dents, the available thickness, the appearance, grain and if takes well the oil finishing.