Working on local projects is always rewarding and providing elm to renovate this kitchen in Suffolk was no exception. The clients wanted an interesting and hardwearing timber and elm was the perfect choice. Combining different materials in a kitchen works well and incorporating marble into the central workstation gives contrast to the elm and painted cabinetry. Beautifully crafted elm drawers in this kitchen are an added feature and demonstrate how solid wood can be incorporated into a modern contemporary design. The steel cup handles on the drawer fronts match the stainless steel appliances.
Elm worktops are stunning and bring a kitchen to life. It is a timber full of character with a very prominent grain. Any thickness can be used for a work top but we recommend 54mm. Once finished and sealed elm work surfaces are very durable last for many years even with the wear and tear of everyday use. However, worktops can, if required be lightly sanded and re-oiled if necessary to bring them back to that just new look. Mrs Anthony commented: ‘The finished kitchen, solid wood drawers, side panels and architrave look perfect. We are delighted with the result. Ben Sutton of Sutton Timber was extremely knowledgeable about his product and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a company’.
Sutton Timber stock a range of hardwoods suitable for kitchen worktops and cabinetry and are happy to discuss clients individual requirements. We encourage clients and their fitters to visit our sawmill at Sotterley Estate in Beccles to view our range of timber products where boards can be selected to suit each individual project.
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Ben Sutton has established himself as independent hardwood timber merchant and supplier with a solid reputation built up over the last 20 years. He is committed to providing a bespoke and professional service to his clients at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality product. Follow Ben on LinkedIn.