Case Study: Rustic Oak
Solid Wood Full Stave Worktops


Beautiful oak grain on modern contemporary kitchen worktop

“The rustic oak solid wood worktops and upstands are for my newly fitted kitchen. My flat is based in SW London and I’ve tried to ensure that everything is of the best quality at a reasonable price. I first came across Earthy Timber when searching for full stave solid wood worktops online. I wanted a quality look for the finish which was still an affordable price. I wanted full length staves with characteristics to give the kitchen a rustic farmhouse feel. Earthy Timber ‘s  products fitted that bill.
The kitchen cupboards are from SolidWoodKitchens which I can also confirm are of great quality at a very reasonable price also. The rustic oak counter tops are made from very wide planks of wood and upstands give a warm and cosy feeling which is very suited in my flat. I also have a log burner in the lounge which is connected to the kitchen to add to the overall warm and inviting feel.
To ensure higher quality look I went for the 50mm oak worktop thickness with a natural finish that had been fine sanded. With the plan to have cut outs done by my builder for the sink and hob appliances and then oil the worktops myself. I was able to use the cut off to make additional items such as shelving and stands in my kitchen also. The quality of the rustic oak tops was too good to waste. You can see the cracks in the wood and cutouts that have been filled with resin to give the wood character and adds to the natural ambience and feel of my home.
Overall I am very pleased with the service received from Earthy Timber. I actually visited the workshop when collecting my pieces this is something I highly recommended as you get to see the process of manufacturing and drying the wood and it gives you a real insight into the amount of effort and craftsmanship that goes into the products. They talk you through the process and inform you of why is it important to kiln dry the wood to below 10% moisture so that you can use it indoors. They gave us a small sample of the correct oil to use to ensure the wood is protected and enhances the lifetime of the worktop also.”

 – Gary Appleby

Bespoke Unique Solid Wood Oak Rounded Edge Kitchen Worktop In Modern clean Kitchen


  • Full stave, rustic oak worktops enhanced with clear epoxy resin over the earthy® knots and characterful imperfections.

  • Oak counter top featuring the elegant pencil edge for a classic appeal.

  • Solid oak worktop finished with a blend of premium quality, fragrant oils that enhance the stunning natural patterns and striations, intensifying the colour palette.

  • The oak slabs were obtained sustainably from European woodlands and kiln dried to below 10% moisture content using our on-site vacuum kiln. This technique of timber kiln drying is extremely precise, resulting in maximum stability and durability for generations to come.



  • Dimensions – Two custom full stave rustic oak worktops with resin  infill, size 2000 x 620 x 50mm with fine sanding finish
    Two custom oak upstands 2000 x 150 x 20mm with fine sanding finish.

  • Wood: European oak worktops, made from full stave, wide stave rustic oak slabs

  • Premium Quality, sustainably sourced rustic oak.

Bespoke Solid Wood earthy grainy oak worktop with hob and oven