Wood Countertops with Expanded Corners

Expanded Corners on countertop
Design by Ellen Lopez of El Design Studio | Josh Goetz Photography

Wood countertops with expanded corners are a popular feature for wood kitchen island countertops. Expanded corners often accent a decorative corner corbel or post. When combined with a decorative edge profile, they provide visual interest and texture to your kitchen design. The vertical edges of the expanded corners can be rounded to soften the appearance or left square to enhance the crisp edge details. Grothouse crafts this complex feature with continuous edge profiles.

Expanded corners on a wood countertop
Design by Jennifer Rogers, BKC in collaboration with Bill Roehl; Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.

Wood countertops with expanded corners require the hands of the most skilled master craftsmen to produce. The result is an impressive architectural detail with a flowing edge profile.

Wood Countertop with expanded corner


Designing Wood Countertops with Expanded Corners

Wood Countertop with expanded cornerDesigning wood countertops with expanded corners require careful consideration to the dimensions. They typically follow the same overhang as the balance of the countertop. Clients will commonly provide a template of the shape to ensure it is the measurement and shape they desire. The photo above shows an example of a wood kitchen island with expanded corners that complement the decorative corner posts. This design was done by Artisan Kitchen and Bath. Notice how the expanded corners maintain the same amount of overhang as the balance of the countertop. The edge profile enhances the three-dimensional appearance that is mirrored in the custom cabinetry below.

The image below demonstrates how an expanded corner can provide visual interest to a very simple table base. The rich warm color of the wood contrasts perfectly with the white base. The expanded corner adds dimension to the straight clean lines of the edge below.

Wood Countertop with expanded corner

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