Lean strip or stave worktops are produced by bonding together narrow staves or strips of timber and putting them under pressure to make a fix. Either taken out by hand or by machine, the strips of wood are finger jointed and glued to produce them secure. The finger joints used in this procedure are made by efficiently cutting what seems like"teeth" into and out of alternate staves of wood, creating a large surface area for the glue. When the finger joints have been glued and pushed collectively, the outcome is a strong and uniform pattern of these strips of the wood species you have chosen for the worktop. The staves or strips of wood used in this kind of worktop are typically about 4cm wide by anything around 30cm long. Often referred to as blocking, this way of making wooden worktops is the cheapest of all because it generally uses offcuts in its procedure.
Wider stave worktops are made in a similar manner, however, as its name suggests, rely on wider widths of stave, which makes the process slightly more expensive, but enabling more of their natural expression of the wood shine through. If it comes to full stave worktops this is actually the mid-way between narrow or block stave and wide plank worktops. Full stave worktops typically feature blocks of around 40 to 50mm widths which are bonded together along their hands, but each stave runs the full length of the worktop, so that there are no joins. Full stave worktops are particularly attractive because there are no openings in the length of the length of your wood.
A great compromise between the lower budget, slim stave worktops and the wide plank option, complete stave worktops look very magnificent and allow the natural features of the timber to stand out. When you select a full stave worktop, you can make certain you've chosen a excellent quality product which will last a long time, and with the ideal maintenance will look better as time goes on. Irrespective of whether you choose pine, walnut or iroko to your full stave worktop, you'll have the ability to create a gorgeous look to suit your kitchen.
Modern or traditional kitchens which are enriched using a full stave worktop will take to a classy and trendy appearance in addition to providing you with an excellent working surface for all your culinary pursuits. Like every wooden worktop, a full stave worktop will profit from regular oiling to keep it in tiptop condition.