Choosing an Open House wooden worksurface will bring natural harmony to your kitchen. As one of nature’s most versatile and enduring materials, we believe that wood gives warmth, life, character and heart to any kitchen.
It will take about 40 years for saplings to mature into trees that are ready for harvesting, so at Open House we never rush into producing wooden worksurfaces. The process begins in carefully selecting timber that comes from sustainable forests. Good forest management has always required the selective felling and planting of trees ensuring that our woods and forests remain for future generations.
Our FSC® certification provides a chain of custody that ensures a sustainable process is followed from the forest to the finished worksurface.
Our worksurfaces are made from precisely manufactured solid wood blocks or ‘staves’ of seasoned timber.
The staves have well proportioned dimensions to produce a beautiful and immensely strong solid wood worksurface. Each worksurface is unique in appearance due to the varying staves of natural timber selected. Staves are bonded together with finger joints and specialist adhesive.
The strength of a finger joint comes from the long-grain to long-grain contact between the fingers, which provides a solid gluing joint.
Open House solid wood worksurfaces are supplied with square cut ends which can be retained for a more contemporary feel or they can be machined to your own choice of profile.