By using reclaimed wood on your countertops, you get a countertop that provides stunning beauty to your kitchen. You also conserve the environment by preventing the wood from going into the waste stream.
And what did you do with this walnut? RB: Gave it a soft, organic, flat finish. We used a hand-rubbed ebony stain on raw, unconditioned wood. Most kitchen designers use spray-stained, preconditioned wood, and that creates a uniform, shiny effect. If we'd have done that, the cabinets would have had no life.