Beyond Kitchen Countertops

The Craft Art company is well known for our beautiful and durable countertops, but did you know our products can be used in other applications as well? While most of the products Craft Art manufactures are used in the kitchen, many of the talented designers we work with incorporate wood in other areas. Here at Craft Art, we can customize any piece of wood to meet your needs.

4Men1Lady created this custom coffee table in Walnut from our economic line, CA Basics.

Custom Black Walnut Floating Shelves 4men1lady CLJ ChrislovesJulia

Left: 4Men1Lady. Right: ChrisLovesJulia

4Men1Lady incorporated these custom walnut floating shelves from our CA basics line. The shelving matches the walnut coffee table. ChrisLovesJulia decided to use visible hardware to install these custom Black Walnut shelves from our standard line. The shelving thickness was customized to fit the hardware. The shelves beautifully compliment the main kitchen island, also made in plank Black Walnut.

Custom Black Walnut mid-century inspired desk and pantry danslelakehouse Watch City Kitchens dual office space

Left: DansLeLakeHouse Right: WatchCity Kitchens

DansLeLakeHouse designed a midcentury-inspired desk using Black Walnut, mitered waterfall legs were used on both sides of the desk. Craft Art’s ability to customize allowed her to create the midcentury workspace for two she had envisioned. WatchCity Kitchens created a dual purpose office/panty space for their client. Cabinets were used for the base and for the top they chose our distress Black Walnut countertops. The wood creates a cozy space and its warm surface for the client to work on during those harsh Massachusetts winters.

Custom black walnut mudroom countertops white cabinets

Left: FarmHouseChic4Sure Right: Frease Woodcraft Cabinetry

Both FarmHouseChic4Sure and Frease WoodCraft Cabinetry chose to use Black Walnut in the mudroom design. The wood adds warmth and contrast to the white space.

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5 Upgrades to Create a More Functioning Kitchen

5 Upgrades to Create a More Functioning Kitchen

Let’s face it we all want a more functioning kitchen. Your space isn’t efficient until it’s functional, regardless if it’s your large dream kitchen or a smaller kitchen you love.

If you’re looking to make your kitchen more functional space, Craft Art has the answer’s you’re looking for with our special options.

Drain Channels Wood Countertop

  1. Drain Channels. Eliminate the dish rack and add drain channels to your countertops. Dish dry racks take up unnecessary counter space and can be littered with bacteria. Waterlox sealer makes Craft-Art Wood Countertops highly water resistant, built in drain channels next to a sink allow water to run away from drying produce or dishes. Set-Down Rods Permanent Trivet Wood Countertops
  2. Set-Down Rods. Craft Art Wood Countertops are heat resistant up to 225 degrees F. However, set-down rods allow an ease-of-mind for the busy cook as a permanent trivet next
    to the stove!

  1. Prep Area. Butcher Block refers to countertops built in end grain construction or checkerboard. End grain tops are ideal for cutting surface as they don’t show knife marks as easily as other construction styles. They are typically finished with a food-grade mineral oil allowing you to create your perfect prepping station.
  1. Knife Slots. Add knife slots to your Butcherblock countertops for easy access. The knives are tucked safely into the countertop so that your children cannot access them.



  1. Trash Chute or Compost Drawer. What better way to take advantage of your custom chopping block than to add a trash chute directly in the top? With a trash chute, you can clear out your countertop with just one swipe. You have the choice of a wood lid, or try a stainless cover to match the face of your cabinets!
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Hand-planing and Distressing

Are you looking for a design that incorporates an antique or rustic look? Check out Craft-Art’s distressing option. Our craftsman work on your top by hand to create dings, gouges, and other marks that give your top the appearance of 20 years of use. An added benefit of this approach is that any damage that occurs use will simply appear as part of this pattern. No more worrying about the kids or guests causing that first gouge or ding!

Distressed top with Vessel Sink

In addition to our distressing options, Craft-Art now offers hand-planing. This technique mimics the unique texture found in antique timbers and beams. Our experienced craftsmen plane the surface, by hand, to produce a top that is one of a kind.

Hand-planed Countertop



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Live Edges

Want to do something really unique with your next wood countertop project? Check out Craft-Art’s live edge options. Craft-Art can source slabs that incorporate a tree’s natural edge. We can literally take the this natural edge and make it a part of your countertop, shelf, table, or other surface. Check out these live edge shelves featured in our Atlanta showroom.

Live Edge Shelves

Sourcing live edge slabs can lead to additional lead time depending on the species and size needed. In addition to sometimes being difficult to source, some of Craft-Art’s unique color options don’t always cater perfectly to the live edge.

Enter Craft-Art’s faux live edge.

Faux Live Edge

Using various hand techniques, our craftsmen create a simulated live edge that can be applied to any wood species and with any color options. The above photo showcases this look on our Driftwood Walnut.



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ChrisLovesJulia Strikes Again…

ChrisLovesJulia and we love them! After their amazing kitchen renovation in 2013, they’ve returned to turn a half bathroom into this stunning laundry room in their greatest DIY Project yet! If the tiny sink wasn’t cute enough, that full height backsplash is a classy look we’re drooling over.

Suddenly, laundry doesn’t seem like such a chore… Check out the before and afters here:

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Benjamin Jacobs House Renovation

We’re so happy to hear kind words from Sarah Toms after she purchased our wood countertops for her impressive kitchen renovation! Check her out at her blog post here or at to see the amazing things she’s done in her renovation. Beautiful job, Sarah. Thanks for choosing Craft-Art in your remodel adventure!

We <3 Black Walnut.

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Waterfalls and Water-Proof… A bathroom renovation 1 year later

This bathroom is just beautiful, and we’re loving being a part of it with our stunning black walnut wood. We are ever awed by the talent of the people who support our company, and Craft-Art is honored to be a part of this project.

That mitered waterfall leg… just stunning.

Their review of Waterlox on wood… just grin inducing.

“…As for the wood counter…I was most concerned about how it would hold up. Wood and water don’t typically go together. I’m quick to wipe up splashes on the wood after use. However, the basement is my boy’s hangout. When my boy’s friends leave I’ll go down and find water everywhere. I first have a slight panic attack while frantically wiping up the water but then I notice that it didn’t affect the wood. Like at all. We used Waterlox to seal the wood and that stuff is marvelous. It’s good stuff. The counter looks as good as it did the first day we installed it.”

For more photos and other products reviews, check the full blog out at and join us in our wonder and awe moment of these before and afters!

Well done, Michelle Hinckley and crew!

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