Custom Wood Surfaces for Small Spaces

Custom wood surfaces for small spaces are always a genius idea. Wood surfaces can be designed to include a multitude of features that add function and value to a small space. Most wood surfaces can be used for food preparation as well as a dining area, depending on the construction style of the wood and the finish you choose for the surface. Wood also helps to quiet down a space. Keep reading for some design inspiration of small spaces with custom wood surfaces by Grothouse.

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Custom Wood Surfaces designed by Griffey Remodeling for a small kitchen
Design by Griffey Remodeling

These Maple wood countertops were designed by Griffey Remodeling for this small kitchen in Columbus, Ohio. The piece to the right of the stove features a drop leaf extension with hidden hardware.

Custom Wood Surfaces with Drop Leaf Extension
Drop Leaf Extension. Design by Griffey Remodeling

When the drop leaf is in the up position, it allows for additional counter space. When it is down, it allows for more kitchen space. Custom wood surfaces including a drop leaf feature are perfect for small spaces.

Custom wood surfaces in a small space designed by Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop
Design by Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop

This space in Boston, Massachusetts was designed by Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop. This space includes a custom maple wood countertop along the very back wall with an undermount sink. The space also includes a matching maple Pastore™ table. The countertop along the back wall provides extra counter space for food preparation. The Pastore™ table provides more counter space, for laundry or food preparation. It can also serve as a dining area if desired.

Custom wood surfaces designed by Stefan Hurray of Architect Design
Design by Stefan Hurray of Architect Design

The entry way pictured above was designed by Stefan Hurray of Architect Design. Stefan designed custom walnut wood countertops for this space with distressing to level 4. The wood countertops help to quiet down the small area, while also adding character and warmth.

To see more designs of custom wood surfaces for small spaces, visit our Houzz or Pinterest profiles.

Custom Cherry Countertop in a kitchen designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Custom Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works.

Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works

About the Designer: Gordon Blau came to Coastal Cabinet Works as a kitchen designer after a long career as an Emmy Award-winning television graphics designer. While he expected an adjustment period after changing careers, Gordon was surprised how quickly he was able to make the transition from designing for television to designing for the home.

“No matter what the discipline, design is about solving problems and satisfying the needs of your client. The biggest difference is that while a television graphic will be on-screen for a few seconds and then gone forever, your customer will be living with their kitchen for years and years.”

A Tip From Gordon: Listen carefully to your clients. While it’s tempting to push the envelope with our designs, we need to make certain that our designs fit the needs and styles of our customers.

Custom Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Custom Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works

 Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Wall Cabinets – Design-Craft with Gibson door in White Dahlia Acrylic and Ballina stainless steel doors

Base Cabinets – Yorktowne with Gilmore door in Cherry Chestnut

Countertops: Peninsula Countertop – Grothouse – Custom Cherry Countertop

Other Countertops – Caesarstone Eggshell

Stove: Miele cooktop and hood

Bosch double wall oven

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero refrigerator

Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Cherry Countertop designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Cherry Countertop in a kitchen designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works
Kitchen designed by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works

See more designs by Gordon Blau of Coastal Cabinet Works on their website, Facebook, Houzz, and Pinterest. To view more designs including a custom cherry countertop, visit our Countertop Image Library.

Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertops

Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertops crafted by Grothouse are a “wow” factor in any kitchen. But when you add two Tigerwood butcher block countertops like Daniel G. Steger, AIA Principal of DGS Architecture and Pomeroy & Co., Inc. did in their design, you achieve a whole new level of “WOW.”

Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertops
Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertops

Tigerwood is known for its striking figure that can range from fine lines to deep, bold lines that look like brush strokes. When Tigerwood is crafted in end grain construction to create butcher block countertops, beauty and function are combined to create the ultimate kitchen area.

Butcher block countertops crafted in end grain construction can be used for a variety of different purposes. The first, and most common, use is for food preparation. End grain construction is the preferred chopping surface by chefs because it is the kindest to knives and keeps them sharp.  In addition, butcher blocks tend to be self-healing and most knife marks disappear after cleaning. If any heavy knife marks appear on the block, it can be sanded and re-finished to look like new.

Another use for butcher block countertops is an area for dining. Wood is naturally a warm material, not to mention it is kind to fine china and other tableware. Who wouldn’t want the comfort of a naturally warm, kind material to gather around with their family and friends? End grain construction style also permits the ability to make a very large table without needing seams, creating a truly colossal appearance.

Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertops
Tigerwood Butcher Block Countertop

The use of two Tigerwood butcher block countertops in this kitchen is quite brilliant. One butcher block can be used strictly for food preparation purposes, and the other can be used for dining purposes.

See more designs with butcher block countertops on our Countertop Image Library.