Kitchen Island Wood Countertop in Steamboat

Live Edge Vail sources the absolute finest logs mother nature can provide.  We then mill our lumber into live edge slabs that get created into custom tables and wood countertops for our Colorado clients in the Vail Valley and beyond.   By sourcing what we feel are the most interesting and rare logs on the East Coast of the United States, we can guarantee our clients the best hardwood products anywhere.  For this project, we built a custom live edge slab wood countertop to replace a granite top.


For their kitchen, they choose two highly figured Maple live edge slabs to compliment their rustic modern mountain decor.  The chosen Maple bookmatch slabs used for this minor kitchen remodel have tons of character and are loaded with figure.  This Maple wood countertop turned out to be the focal point for their luxury home kitchen.  We used a tung oil / resin blend finish and epoxy filled in all cracks and crevices to bring out the beautiful character in the wood.  It will also provide a long lasting finish that will provide a gorgeous look and years of protection.

Wood Countertops are an excellent way to balance any room overloaded with stone.  Live Edge Vail offers a variety of species can be used such as Maple, Ash, Honey Locust, Black Walnut, Hickory, White Oak, Red Elm, etc to become the focal point of a kitchen or bath remodel.  Wood countertops will naturally warm up any room with their unique earthy tones, contrast and interesting figure that offers the client a one-off piece that nobody else has.


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