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New England Wood Tops – Est. 2003 – Selection & Craftsmanship Guaranteed

Favorite Wood Countertops

Our wood countertops come in many species and source options, so here’s a range of one type: New Black Walnut. This wood, sustainably harvested in the Northeast, offers really beautiful sapwood and heartwood dynamics.   

The best in wood countertops!

Welcome to NEWT – New England Wood Tops! For 15 years, we’ve been crafting custom wood countertops for some of Connecticut’s finest homes, businesses and kitchen designers. Guaranteed waterproof (like a newt), our tops are beautiful and distinct. We offer many wood choices, including the biggest reclaimed wood selection in the US.

New Wood Countertops  

Here’s 28 Black Walnut table tops we made for The Beam House in Glastonbury. And a Hickory Wood Island for a customer in Massachusetts.

Black Walnut Table Tops for Beam House Restaurant
A bold Hickory Island Top with sapwood and heartwood

Reclaimed wood countertops

Our reclaimed wood is often centuries old and stronger than new lumber. Two of the great Old Growth woods that customers love are our Heart Pine and American Chestnut. 

Bar Tops and Kitchen Tops

This Heart Pine bar top shows the warm glow and grain dynamics of this remarkably hard softwood. It’s hundreds of years old! Next, our rare chestnut wood was milled to create a fixed table island. This wood has history and mystery that won’t grow again like this. 


Reclaimed Heart Pine two-level Bar Top
Reclaimed Chestnut Table Top made for The Kitchen Company

Places for people to gather

In the far past, people met under trees and by wells to share news and views. Today, designers of bars and restaurants attract customers with wood’s beauty. So a tree and a well go into a bar  and stimulate a lot of sharing and enjoyment. 

Rare, reclaimed chestnut bars 

The New Park Brewery and Butchers & Bakers are two of our hospitality clients that chose chestnut. It’s wood that doesn’t just look great, it can tell a good story. And just look at that grain and the colors. 

Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top at New Park Brewery
Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top at Butchers & Bakers
Sink Surround made of Cherry Wood

Acclaimed Wood Craftsmanship

We’re experienced millwrights and love to create our customers’ designs. We make a difference in how your space looks and feels with well-crafted wood. Our decades of milling and finishing expertise with both new and reclaimed timber ensure pieces that get the best kind of attention.  As seen in Better Homes & Gardens.

Wood Countertop with Sink Drain of Cherry Wood

Hardwood Tops & Tables 

We make a wide range of hardwood tops with various species. Nut wood, fruit wood and others all have distinct looks for design of your space.    

Sustainable Harvest Cherry 

Here’s examples of Cherry wood looks – from pinkish to deep red tones, with fine grain figuring.  This island top, customized for a sink and heating, showcases light sapwood and grain dynamics. The pantry tops show stained effect. We also carry very rare reclaimed cherry wood to offer designers the widest range of options.

Flat sawn Cherry wood Countertop
Vertical Grain Cherry wood stained pantry top

The Oaks – Red, White & French

We sell new and reclaimed red or white oak. This reclaimed white oak is a gorgeous, intricate choice for a two level  wood countertop from timbers of a very old local barn. White oak is very close to Red Oak in color and grain.

French Oak from…France.

Imported from France’s famous sustainable forests (since 1620). Also a beautiful flooring option, this fine grained oak offers subtle, light tones, and is shown here stained dark.  (We also have red wine oak and mushroom wood). 


Reclaimed White Oak Countertop
French Oak Table (top and bottom) with dark stain

Butternut & Maple Butcher Block

Butternut wood is a preferred choice among woodworkers and furniture makers. The range of colors and grain dynamics makes beautiful design  

Maple Butcher Block is a popular choice that looks great and is quite affordable. This classic is found in homes and restaurants across the US since Maple is a wide ranging and versatile tree.

New Butternut Countertop
Maple Butcher Block Countertop

Black Walnut – a favorite

Here are two examples of this rich, dark and complex wood. The sapwood can be quite light and the heartwood can have deep purple in it. Customers also use this wood for flooring and stair treads. 

The first one has a hand-planed surface for a more rustic look and feel, with a matte finish. The next one shows the range of colors that can be found in this remarkable tree’s interior. Come have a look and see for yourself. 


New Black Walnut Countertop
New Black Walnut Countertop showing sapwood and heartwood coloring

We’re here to help you create your unique design element.
A wood top’s aesthetic and functional qualities make a beautiful surface that inspires connection and good times. It complements or contrasts, and attracts attention to the finer things in life like beauty, sharing, creativity…and company. Just ask one of our customers

Call Cindy or Ken and set up a time to visit – or just stop by.
We look forward to working with you to craft a special top.