WOOD COUNTERTOP CONSTRUCTION
Face grain construction allows the board lay-up to be wider, but
Edge grain construction allows board lay-up to be thicker – up to 5”. Generally, the board width is narrower than
End grain tops are constructed with the end grain surface on top. rectangle blocks are normally cut, and boards may be random in size. Blocks are glued up in a brick laid pattern. End grain is a good choice for cutting applications. Its surface can be up to 10 times harder than edge or face grain. End grain is recommended on tops 3” – 5” thick. Thickness adds to the stability of the product, but this style is subject to end cracks if not properly maintained.