full stave prime oak worktop


There are various different types of solid oak worktops, but one of the most attractive and eye-catching is, without a doubt, full stave prime oak worktops. At Wood and Beyond we know that our clients love this style of worktop, so make it a priority to always have a good selection in stock. You can find our full range here.

So what is it that makes full stave prime oak worktops such a bit hit with our clients? In order to explain, we need to take a couple of steps back and look at what exactly is meant by full stave and what qualities prime grade wood has that others don’t.

Full stave oak worktops

Oak worktops are either made from small blocks of oak or full staves of oak. Single pieces of oak that run the full width of a worktop are relatively rare and extremely expensive, but a great alternative is full stave oak worktops. Full stave oak worktops allow you to appreciate all the beauty of the wood at a price that won’t break the bank.

Full stave can either be single pieces of wood that run the full width of the worktop or broad planks that are effectively bonded together to create a beautiful, solid looking piece of wood. Made by either bonding broad planks with straight edges together or by using a finger joint method, this style of worktop has a really consistent and expensive look to it, even though it hasn’t cost a fortune.

Prime oak worktops

When you add prime grade wood into the full stave equation magic really happens.

When wood is lumbered, it is graded into one of four different grades: prime, select, natural and rustic. Although the grade of the wood has little or nothing to do with the quality of the wood, the different grades look completely different.

Prime grade wood is at the top of the pile when it comes to its sleek looks. Prime grade oak has very few visible knots, a long and consistent grain, uniform colour and very little sap. Add all of these things together and you get an elegant and incredibly classy end result. Without exception, every full stave prime oak worktop we have in stock is sure to please, but let us introduce you to some of our favourites.

Full stave prime oak worktops – meet some of our favourites

Stunningly beautiful and highly affordable


oak prime stave


This full stave premium oak worktop is 35mm thick, 620mm wide and 2m long. Coming in at well under £225 it is a real bargain as well as a stunning addition to any kitchen – modern or traditional. In a warm honey colour, this solution is a timeless option and looks terrific with either other woods, stainless steel or coloured cabinets. It has all the feel of a real top of the range solution yet is highly affordable; making it a really attractive option.

A bit different


wenge prime stave


If you’re on the lookout for something different, this full stave premium oak wenge worktop is for you. With a highly modern feel to it, this worktop is 40mm thick, 750mm wide and 2.45m long. Its stripy feel brings an edgy twist to even the simplest of kitchens, taking the hub of your home to a whole new level. Not for the faint hearted, this solution works best when allowed to be the big statement in your kitchen. 

True luxury


oak thermwood prime stave


If you want to go all out luxury, then you’ll struggle to beat this full stave premium oak thermowood worktop. At 2.8m long, it is 950mm wide and 38mm thick which means it just oozes quality and style. A really dark oak option, it works equally well with light coloured cabinets and décor as well as dark. Mix it with stainless steel for a timeless, cheffy look or combine it with a range of chalky, rich jewel tones. When you choose this as your worktop, you don’t really need to worry too much about your other kitchen elements. You know it’ll look great.

If you’re in the market for a full stave premium oak worktop, then why not take a few minutes to browse what we have in stock? You can find our full range here, but if you’d like any help to choose the right option for you, all you need to do is get in touch.