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Ash Worktops

Norfolk Oak designs and manufactures the most beautiful solid Ash kitchen worktops. Constructed using the finest furniture grade North American Ash.

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ash Worktop Style

ash worktop styles

We produce our Ash worktops in four different styles:

1. Wide Block ash WorktopsWide Block ash Worktop Style

Our classic wide block worktops are a bit more special than the average, with random width, wide jointed staves showing off much more of the Ash grain pattern, they are very much the premium of Ash block worktops. Our Ash wide block worktops are our most cost effective option, representing considerable value for money in terms of quality and appearance when compared to mass produced narrow block worktops.

Thicknesses available: 40mm.

2. Traditional Plank ash WorktopsTraditional Plank ash Worktop Style

Wide, planked Ash worktops, a style pioneered by Norfolk Oak, featuring staves of our beautiful Appalachian Ash. This style of traditional plank was inspired by a stately home visit, where we discovered a similar technique had been used in four hundred year old wooden worktops.

Thicknesses available: 40mm.

3. Super Stave ash WorktopsSuper Stave ash Worktop Style

Full, single stave Ash worktops with wide, long planks. Very much the Rolls-Royce of Ash worktops! Super stave worktops have become something of a Norfolk Oak signature. Continuous, wide planks of timber running the whole length of your wooden worktop, really showing off the beautiful grain patterns of our furniture grade American Ash.

Thicknesses available: 40mm.

Whether your requirements are based on aesthetics, budget or a combination of both, we have an Ash worktop style to suit. We construct every worktop ourselves, made to order, to your exact sizes. Please feel free to use our price calculator for pricing on almost any sized Ash worktop.

4. End grain ash Worktopsend grain ash Worktop Style

Any good butcher will tell you the only real surface for chopping meat is an old-fashioned end grain butchers' block. We've simply refined those hugely practical attributes into some of the most fabulous defining details for a truly fabulous finish for a great kitchen. They make a great moveable chopping block or fixed work-surface.

Bespoke Styling

oak worktop styles

We can make almost any size and shape Ash worktop you need. You can enter your desired measurements in our quote calculator above for a custom quotation on almost any sized Ash worktop in any of of three styles. If you would like to discuss specific worktop sizes or shape requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us.

bespoke radius corner
Radius Corners
bespoke drainage grooves
Drainage Grooves
bespoke worktop edging
Edging
worktop drop down mitre, drop down panel
Drop down mitre

As standard, our Ash worktops will arrive square edged, sanded smooth and ready to oil, however we offer many bespoke customisations; such as sink and hob cut-outs, worktop edging and rounded corners.

Take a look at all the Bespoke Worktop Services we offer.

About our Ash

american ash tree sapling

AMERICAN ASH FRAXINUS AMERICANA

American Ash is one of many types of Ash tree, most commonly grown in the eastern parts of the USA. Not to be confused with European Ash, American Ash has a warm yellow glow that is much lighter than our Oak worktops, creating a pleasant and airy atmosphere in your kitchen.

The American Ash maintains good strength, is exceedingly hard and is very durable. The American Ash is known for its strength as it's a very tall but very slender tree. The American Ash has adapted over centuries to hold itself tall despite the size of its trunk.

The grain posses smooth gracious lines that span the length of the worktop that contrast each other making the pattern more prominent. The overall appearance will give your kitchen a soft, gentle touch perfect for a kitchen in need of lots of light.

fall american trees

SUSTAINABLY SOURCED

Our Ash comes from the very heart of this region. Our timber suppliers are members of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. (AHMI), so our Ash is certified as sustainable. In fact, this is not really the full story. The AHMI members are responsible for adding six billion board feet annually (one board foot is measured as 12 inches long, 12 inches wide and 1 inch thick). This is a net addition after annually harvesting 2 billion board feet. A new growth rate of 3:1 - hardly just sustainable!

Worktop Finishing

oiling wooden worktops

Installation Oiling
If you would like the reassurance of us pre-oiling your ash worktops, we can do so with our installation oiling service. Your ash worktops will then arrive ready for you to install as soon as you receive them. Read more about our Installation Oiling Service.

Nano Coating
Nano-coating is a 2 Part Process. The first application consists of 2 separate coatings, which are designed to react and bind with the timber. This treatment alone is not enough to protect timber but when combined with the second application, it protects the initial coat and forms a barrier against soap and alcohol etc. This second coating is water/scratch resistant, the daily wear and tear from sticky and wet glasses will prove the resilience of our nano coating.

If you have more specific requirements in mind or would like to know what to do to receive a complete quotation please contact us.

White Wash
A popular traditional wood finishing effect, whitewash worktops add a wonderfully rustic style to your kitchen. Depending on what finish you choose, our whitewash can be applied during pre-installation oiling or with our advanced nano-coating treatment.

Naked Kitchens is part of Norfolk Oak.

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