For timeless character and durability it's hard to get past timber when choosing materials for kitchen counter tops, island benches, tables, stools or cabinets. Wether you are after a rustic, industrial, country or modern look, timber has it all covered. We have seen the popularity of timber rise again last year amongst homeowners and renovators who had been previously enticed by the freshness of other materials such as polyurethane and stone and have only just recently rediscovered the warmth and beauty of timber. It certainly still remains a favoured choice with architects and designers for its longevity and resilience is outstanding. Timber gains character with age and doesn't get damaged if treated and sealed properly, while metal (stainless steel) scratches and stone chips - for me it's definitely a winner.
Here are some great examples of clever use of timber in the kitchen.