Walnut Wood Countertop - Brooks CustomTraditional Kitchen, New York

Walnut Wood Island Countertop with undermount sink by Brooks Custom

Elegant l-shaped eat-in kitchen photo in New York with glass-front cabinets, wood countertops and an undermount sink —  Houzz
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kdraper wrote:Dec 14, 2012
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    Brooks Custom
    @eileenbrady15 -- Well, if you have a price, or rough price of the marble slab, and the specifications of the countertop you're looking to get...We have a QuickQuote system you can try out on our website: http://www.brookscustom.com/request-pricing.php
  • klpmlprpr
    What is the wood in this picture? It is beautiful.
gwkim wrote:Jul 24, 2012
  • dreamhomeinwkz
    Brooks - do you do work in PA? We are looking to do this counter top for our island. THX
  • PRO
    Brooks Custom
    Yes, we do! If you're in the Philly area, we can template and install, but if you're outside that area, we can ship to you. Please contact quotes@brookscustom.com to get a price quote for your project when you're ready.
joanmarche wrote:Mar 4, 2013
  • mandiesh
    I think these pendants are from restoration hardware.com. I am doing a 6 ft island and using the benson pendants from restoration hardware. I am using the 13 in and doing 2. Good luck!
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    Debra Seabrook Design
    Harmon lights are from Restoration Hardware. I just used the exact ones in a project. They often go on sale at 20 percent off so watch for this event. Have fun!
413dina wrote:May 9, 2012
  • Robyn Pollack
    Is sealed wood countertop as durable as a granite?
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    Brooks Custom
    Hi Robyn --

    It's hard to speak for all "sealed wood countertops." We use a Marine Oil Finish with is unique to this shop. We guarantee stain and water proof for the lifetime of the kitchen. Obviously if you cut on it without a cutting board, it will leave marks, but depending on what style, it adds to the "charm". When we ship wood tops we always suggest the client use a cutting board and trivets for pans out of the oven. Here is more info on recommended care for wood tops: http://www.brookscustom.com/premium-wide-care-and-feeding-materials.php
helenkhong wrote:Jan 8, 2012
  • ctakla

    Love this island countertop. How durable is this material vs. quartzite (i.e. - does it scratch?). Also, what is the approximate cost for 4x8 island countertop?

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    Brooks Custom

    Thanks so much for your questions! I'm not too familiar with quartzite, so I don't know how it holds us, but our premium wide plank countertops are very durable. They come sealed with our signature Marine Oil Finish, which protects the wood against staining, water spots, and scratches. Everything is priced on a custom basis, so we don't have set square foot pricing. For an estimate, please email

Eric wrote:Apr 16, 2014
kaylapynn wrote:Aug 6, 2013
  • Nita Dies
    What kind of care will the wood require because of the sink?
  • Susan Twyford
    I am also wondering about wood near the sink.
Beth Ann Neiland wrote:Mar 6, 2013
  • annwildman
    what is the backsplash above the range? What is the tile size and what kind of material? I LOVE this kitchen!
evaridi wrote:Jun 19, 2012
  • evaridi
    Just picked up a couple of pendants at Restoration. Thank you
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    Charmean Neithart Interiors
    Oh great! I'm glad that worked out for you. Good luck with your project. Charmean
vassella wrote:Jun 18, 2012
1000islander wrote:Apr 22, 2012
  • Uzma Javed
    can u kindly give me the dimensions of the island top
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    Dimensions Design Center
    I just came across this old thread...

    FYI there are two heights for bar stools
    bar height are about 34-36" at the seat and
    counter height about 24-26" seat height

    My best guess at the size of the island is 96L X 42W X 36H
    This looks like a counter height island [36"] because usually you do not have a sink in a bar high counter which is 42" tall
    Cabinets are 24" deep and you need around 15" knee space for stools, plus any counter overhang. 24 + 15 + 3= 42ish
    Two feet per chair and a foot or so on each side = 8 feet wide

    hope this helps
Angela Harrington wrote:Jan 23, 2016
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    Brooks Custom

    Thanks for your question! The island top is representative of one of the most popular wood tops we make. It's a premium wide plank walnut top with the American Brown #2 stain color, and sealed with Brooks Custom's signature Marine Oil Finish. You can see more examples of our wood tops on our website: brookscustom.com

  • neeleywright

    As far as durability goes. Can a wood top be used like a grantie or other stone top would be used? Food prep, hot dishes, etc.?

Jill wrote:Aug 5, 2013
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    Brooks Custom
    This countertop is sealed with our Marine Oil Finish, which is a permanent water and stain proof finish which requires very minimal daily maintenance.
  • dreamhomeinwkz
    do you know what color paint was used for the cabinets?
Mary Grant Justin wrote:Nov 7, 2012
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    Brooks Custom
    @Mary -- Walnut and American Black Walnut are the same thing. We do offer other versions of Walnut like Argentine Walnut. This particular picture doesn't reflect the natural color of walnut, however. This is stained darker.
  • Mary Grant Justin
    Thank you so much Brooks Custom!! You've answered a debate between DH and myself. :-)
jfillette wrote:Sep 18, 2012
Matt Sullivan wrote:Jul 10, 2016
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    Brooks Custom

    Hi Matt, The sink cutout has held up great! This top was installed over 10 years ago and we haven't had any complaints. The top and cutout are sealed with our water-proof Marine Finish, which protects the wood from any water damage. After using the sink, you may want to wipe down the countertop to get rid of any excess moisture, but aside from that, no extra care is necessary.

Anne wrote:Apr 22, 2016
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    Brooks Custom

    Hi Anne, I believe this top is 2 1/4" thick.

veritas48 wrote:Apr 4, 2016
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    Brooks Custom

    I'm sorry, I don't have any information about the sink hardware that was used for this kitchen.

neeleywright wrote:Feb 1, 2016
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    Brooks Custom

    Thanks so much for your question! For this style of countertop, we do not recommend direct cutting or chopping as it can harm the finish. For dishes hot off the stove or from the oven, we recommend using trivets to protect the wood as well. The countertops itself is very low-maintenance, thanks to our signature Marine Oil Finish that protects the wood, and makes the surface water and stain proof.

margaritaluver wrote:Jan 18, 2016
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    Brooks Custom

    Thanks so much or your question! Unfortunately, I don't know the exact dimensions of the island, but I think it was about 10' long by 4' wide.

Ashley Mays wrote:May 27, 2014
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    Brooks Custom
    Hi Ashley,

    Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, those were selected by the homeowner, and we don't have any records on the brand or where they were purchased.
kimberlypreston wrote:May 2, 2014
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    Brooks Custom
    The marine oil finish is Brooks Custom's proprietary finish; it is hand applied by our craftsmen, so it's not available for purchase.
michellemcgurn wrote:Apr 21, 2014
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    Brooks Custom
    Hi Michelle, Our premium wide plank countertops are made of boards 5"-8" in width to create a solid surface top. The planks are kiln dried to remove excess moisture before the top is constructed to minimize movement. All wood tops will experience some level of acclimatization to its environment, and there may be slight movement, but nothing significant to where it will affect the usage of the countertop.
bertieg17 wrote:Mar 16, 2014
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    Brooks Custom
    Hi! Unfortunately, the tile was selected by the kitchen designer, so I don't have the name of the exact tile that was used.
karstu wrote:Sep 8, 2013
  • richardbrooks12345
    That one was 44" x 122" x 2 1/4" thick
    Ogee "F", color : Elizabethan Brown
cjwillson wrote:Jul 4, 2013
  • PRO
    Brooks Custom
    Hi CJ, thanks for your question! Unfortunately, we were only responsible for the island countertop in this photo, so I do not know which hardware was used for the upper cabinets.
daniellemora wrote:Mar 12, 2013
MariVi Creations wrote:Nov 22, 2012
  • PRO
    Brooks Custom
    @Mari -- Unfortunately, we're only responsible for the island countertop in this project. Sorry!
sbriglio wrote:Oct 18, 2012
  • PRO
    Brooks Custom
    @sbriglio -- You can call us at 800-244-5432 for more information, or you can request a quote under "ordering process" on our website - www.brookscustom.com !
Rebekah Gregory wrote:May 3, 2012
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    The Shabby Nest
    Benjamin Moore's Wickham Gray is a similar color.
matt376 wrote:Mar 3, 2012
  • PRO
    Brooks Custom
    Sorry, Matt. I didn't see this question until now. Unfortunately, we only did the walnut top in this kitchen.
Vanessa Uffens wrote:Feb 19, 2012
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    KitchenLab Interiors
    That's a La Cornue. A brand from France - it's gorgeous!
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            sbriglio wrote:Feb 14, 2013

              What Houzz contributors are saying:

              The Decor Fix added this to Modernize Your Old Kitchen Without RemodelingJun 4, 2012

              Choose finishes that feel classic as opposed to the latest trend. Wood countertops, white cabinets and classic white tile, as shown here, fit with the feel of an older home but still appear fresh and updated.

              What Houzzers are commenting on:

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              Refined details on the island countertop are nice!

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              Like small wood rail on alcove shelve

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