Wood Countertop Construction

Experience Creativity With J Thompson Tops

If you are searching for a reliable woodworking company to redesign your countertop, you are at the right place. J Thompson Tops helps bring the interior of your house to life with our high-quality custom wood countertops.

What Do We Do?

Custom wood countertops add a warm sensation and a sense of refinement to any space, serving as a remarkable centerpiece for your kitchen, bathroom, or other areas. Our woodworkers have over 100 years of combined expertise and a track record of producing stunning countertops and island tops with unrivaled craftsmanship.

From design to implementation, J Thompson Tops’ skilled team will take the best care of everything. We know exactly what material, color, and size is best suitable according to your unique space and interior. We treat every project as a challenge and each customer as a priority, delivering your beautiful new home addition within a timely period. 

If you’re unsure how your design will look in person, we are happy to provide a series of combinations that work best according to your location and criteria. For a complimentary quote, contact our team right away!

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How Do We Construct Wood Countertops for You?

Our process starts by letting you choose the kind of wood species you want from our international and local collection of wood species. You can also decide the dimensions required for your custom wood countertop depending on where it will be installed and what it’ll be used for. If you do not know how to measure, our laser templating service is offered to help you take accurate measurements. 

After we take down the correct measurements, you get to choose the suitable construction style from the three types we offer face grain, edge grain, and end grain. Typically, grain tops consist of rectangular blocks that are cut to fit the size you need. For a more uniform look, we recommend you choose edge grain because its board width is narrower than plank style. However, if you are looking for an anti-warping top, face grain is the right option for you — the thickness of the face grain construction style ranges from 1 1/2” to 1 5/8”.

You then get to decide which top features and finishes you’d like for your custom wood countertop; our woodworkers combine all your choices and create a magnificent work of art. All customers are welcome to browse our delivery options to find the one that works best!

Face grain

Face Grain

Face grain construction allows the board lay-up to be wider, but thickness is limited by wood species. Normal thickness ranges from 1 1/2” to 1 5/8”. Random sized boards are cut and used. Standard board width is 1  1/2″ to 3 1/2″ wide. Wider board width is subject to increased instability; therefore face grain construction is prone to warping. Care must be taken in condition control, finish maintenance, and top installation.

Face Grain Construction

Edge Grain

Edge Grain

Edge grain construction allows board lay-up to be thicker – up to 5”. Generally, the board width is narrower than plank style. Board widths are random sizes varying from ¾” to 1 ¾” and dependent upon wood species. Grain of this construction type tend to be straighter and more uniform than other construction styles. Often referred to as “Butcherblock”. Edge grain construction is the most stable of the 3 types available.

Edge Grain Construction

End Grain

End Grain Wood

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. 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.

Learn More About Us

Let us transform your home and create a custom wood countertop masterpiece that reflects any style and space, bringing the latest designs right to your kitchen, bathroom, or living room. Browse our gallery of prior work, and get a free quote today!

We build each and every top tailored to your liking. We do not use slabs or blanks, but the finest kiln dried hardwoods available.