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FAQ

I heard that cutting food on a wood isn't as sanitary as using a plastic cutting board,
is that true?

Using wood for a cutting surface is safer then using plastic cutting boards. Research has shown that bacteria, such as salmonella commonly found on chickens will grow and thrive if not removed from plastic cutting boards. On wood, the bacteria will die off within a few minutes. One theory is that the wood surface deprives the bacteria of water, killing the bacteria. Cuts in plastic boards give the bacteria a place to live and thrive if not cleaned well. We use FDA approved glues in building our countertops so enjoy them.

For additional information, read about the benefits of wood countertops and wood cutting boards:
http://faculty.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/docliver/research/cuttingboard.htm


Do you ship your countertops to other states?

Yes, we work with builders and homeowners nationwide.

How long does it take to get a countertop built?

Usually it take about three to four weeks but it varies depending on several factors such as availability of exotic hardwoods, seasonality, and pending orders. Our experience is that you should start the process sooner rather than later. Contact us and we'll be glad to give you a time estimate.

Do you do custom inlays?

Yes, in addition to our standard inlays, you'll see several custom designs on our Inlays page. We'll be glad to work with you on designs, materials, and everything involved in doing this custom work.

I see on your website that there are sinks mounted on wood countertops, won't being so close to water ruin the countertops?

This depends on the finish and primarily the type of wood selected for the countertop. We have many customers happily using an undermounted sink with a countertop built out of wood.

http://faculty.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/docliver/research/cuttingboard.htm

Maple is considered the best wood to use because of its tight grain and because it doesn't splinter easily. Mesquite, Pecan, Ash, Oak, Walnut, and Cherry also work well. We have also made butcher blocks of mixed species, (i.e. Maple, Mesquite, Cherry and Walnut - each strip is alternated).

We use woods like Mesquite and Maple because they have a closed cell structure. Along with the finishes we put on our products this helps make them resistant to bacteria and spills.