BookMatch slabs & solid slabs work great for kitchen islands, bars or tables. These pieces are made from full-width tree slabs. Due to the uniqueness and rarity of each piece, this can be one of the most expensive options; however, it offers the most dramatic finish look. Common thickness ranges from 1.25″ to 3″.
Flat Grain or Premium Wide Plank is a construction style made by using the face of several boards which shows the figure and color from board to board. This is the common look seen in furniture. The style lends itself well to all countertops and offers the least expensive construction style. Premium wide-plank can cost additional pending wood species.
End Grain is a construction style that makes for a very hard surface for food preparation. Some refer to this construction method as “butcher block” or “checkerboard”. There are hundreds of different pieces of wood that make up each top. This, along with the amount of wood waste needed to build, makes it one of the most expensive construction options.
Edge grain is made up of several strips of wood ripped from larger boards and turned on their sides. The edge of a board is harder than the face of the board. This offers additional protection to everyday wear and tear. Edge Construction is commonly referred to as “butcher block” similar to END construction, but because of less waste and easier building process, the cost is less but functionality is similar.