How much do wood countertops cost? Because Maryland Wood Countertops offer a variety of species and styles, you’ll need a comprehensive consultation to determine the answer. We’ll help you understand the costs involved and why the prices of one species of wood can vary so widely.
How Much Do Wood Countertops Cost?
There are several factors that affect cost, including:
- Species of hardwood
- Square footage
- Installation costs
- Thickness of the wood
- Width of the wood
- Length of the wood
- Lumber grade
- Price per board foot (this is typically abbreviated to price/BF)
Lumber grade wood cost is based on the size of the board and how many pieces can be cut from it. A board foot is width by length by thickness. Lumber grade and board footage are the reason prices for the same wood species can vary from $2–$17.
Construction style also influences wood countertop cost. A solid slab is the full width of a tree slab and one of the most expensive options because of its unique qualities. Solid slab construction is better for smaller pieces like kitchen islands rather than an entire countertop.
End grain is a style of butcher block surface made from small blocks of wood. It’s best suited for island tops or butcher block countertop extensions.
Butcher block made from strips of wood running lengthwise is called edge grain construction. This is the best option if you really want butcher block at an affordable cost. It causes less wear and tear on your knives, and the pattern isn’t as “busy” as end grain style.
Flat grain or premium wide grain uses multiple boards side by side to form the countertop surface. It’s the least expensive style of construction.
The edge you choose affects how much your wood countertops cost. Edge style is important for comfort while working at the counter. Parents often choose a simple rounded edge to minimize potential injuries. A live edge shows the natural edge of wood. Intricate decorative edges increase cost.
Stain is another finishing option that will add cost and time to the construction of your custom wood countertops. However, the actual wood finishes we use don’t cause much variance in the total cost. There are really two choices: waterproof finish or a food-safe finish.
Installations costs depend on a myriad of factors, including the ease of installing your new countertops and length of the installation process. Some installations are quick and easy. Sometimes removing your old countertops without damaging the existing cabinets can be time-consuming.