What is the difference between face grain, edge grain & end grain?

Our countertops use different parts of the wood plank to provide alternative designs and strength requirements. When the wood is cut into long rectangular strips, the large area is the face, the sides are the edge, and the top and bottom edges are the end grain. Whichever is used, the countertop is constructed to a very high quality, with water-resistant glue.

  • Edge Grain

    Edge Grain

    Edge grain butcher block
    countertops make the beauty and durability of edge grain available as a work surface. Wood strips are placed together and glued with their faces against
    each other so that their edges are exposed and sit flush together.

    After the countertop is
    treated, the edge sides become the countertop surface area, creating a unique grained design with unrivaled strength as the joints absorb any countertop
    stress. Faces are glued together. and once set, we can cut edge grain kitchen countertops to any thickness up to 4.5-inches.

    The length of the board is
    made up of multiple conjoined strips of 1.063-inch thickness, so they’re incredibly strong, no matter the thickness you desire, and have an independent style.

  • End Grain

    End Grain

    End grain butcher block
    countertops bring the end grains to the counter surface, creating a unique cubed pattern.

     Small rectangular columns of
    wood are glued together to create a strengthened block with a new end-grain surface. Each square end block measures 1.5x1.5-inches and can be produced to any thickness up to 4.5-inches, to suit any design or functionality requirement. 

    After treatment, end grain
    countertops blend a unique fibre-visible cube style with joints every 1.5-inches to absorb stress for supreme durability.

  • Face Grain

    Face Grain

    Face grain countertops
    maximize the natural beauty of wood and allow its patterns to style your space. The faces of wood pieces are glued together by their sides, so faces of different planks connect to create a seamless surface.

    The faces of each plank range
    between four to six inches, catering to different styles and thicknesses, with wide plank countertops produced up to 1.75” thick. Face grain countertops have thinner finishes because they’re dependent on the thickness of the edges, but their sturdy construction makes up for a lot of the strength lost in thickness.

    When design and appearance
    are a priority, face grain countertops never disappoint. They’re a beautiful representation of the wood and make their natural elegant and stylistic patterns a part of your furniture.