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Crafting a NEWT Creation

The work of building a NEWT custom top is complex,  intense, and rewarding. 

From consultation and design concept development,
to wood selection, templating, sourcing, material prep, milling, assembling, sealing, sanding, finishing, and then installation, we’re hands-on all the way with our tops.

You’ll enjoy the process and build a connection to the wood itself. It all starts with a wish and then exploration.

Take a look below at different sections of the path to perfection of a custom wood countertop.

NEWT is a top choice of Connecticut kitchen designers, contractors, and homeowners.
Here are some photos of the process that leads to beautiful results:

SOURCING
New, reclaimed or antique? From a local forest or barn?

From the tropics or America? From long ago or yesterday? From conifer or deciduous?

We have the best selection of wood anywhere: Come see, and enjoy the forest and jungle exploration.  

CHOOSING

Classic, colorful, or crazy grain?
Blonde, Red, Brunette? Silver Gray?
Rough or Smooth? Glossy or Matte?
To knot or not to knot? History or Mystery?
What will work in your space, or be the centerpiece, or ?

What’s famous about our wood is variability of species, colors, grains, patina, features and more.

 

CHOOSING

Classic, colorful, or crazy grain?
Blonde, Red, Brunette? Silver Gray?
Rough or Smooth? Glossy or Matte?
Knots…or not knots?
History or Mystery?
What will take your interest, grab your attention, or complement your china?

What’s famous about our wood is variability of species, colors, grains, patina, features and more.

 

WOODS
We offer many woods including:
Ash, Azobe, Beech,
Birch, Catalpa, Cherry,
Chestnut, Cypress, Douglas Fir,
Ekki, Ipé, Maple,
Oak (red & White),
Pine (Longleaf & Sinker),
Redwood, Black Walnut, and more-
in new, sustainable and
reclaimed varieties. 

We have a North American network that gives us access to other fine woods as well. Just ask and we’ll let you know what we can provide.    

 

 

COLORS & GRAINS

How wild or subtle can you get? The opportunities are as diverse as nature itself, from solid to ethereal.

We get great joy from discovering a ‘treesure’ and seeing a customer fall in love with it.  Come look. 

 

SHAPES 

Depending on placement, purpose, and your tastes, a top can have a variety of form options.

Traditional to unique, we’ll make almost any shape you can imagine. Or you can go natural…

 

 

 …by choosing a whole or partial tree slab or plank that has a ‘live’ or uncut edge.
These beauties can showcase bark, burls, branch bases and more to reveal inner sylvan life. The mystery and magic of nature is on full display with these specimens.  

Here are some images from our millwork and process stages. Enjoy!   

New England Wood Tops – 47 Plantation Road, Broad Brook, CT
Tel. 860-623-8445 – email. info@newoodtops.com