Tops use boards that are glued edge to edge and run the entire length of the piece. The boards are usually anywhere from 4″-8″ wide (or wider). Same width boards can be requested, this can push the price up due to waste factor though. This is a great way to see the natural grain of the wood. Great for tables, bar tops and wall panels.
This type of construction produces a harder more durable top due to the grain on the edges of the boards being much tighter. We glue the boards face to face, which allows for much thicker tops than a wide plank. Boards will run the full length of the piece. Great for kitchen islands, countertops and large spans. We use 1 3/4″ thick material, and the edge grain makes the beauties have a very linear look.