Acacia Oiled Hardwood Kitchen Worktop - 220 x 60 x 2.6cm

£30 @ Homebase
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Acacia Oiled Hardwood Kitchen Worktop - 220 x 60 x 2.6cm £30 @ Homebase

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LocalFound 30th Jun
So after originally finding it in the other thread and being put off by the thickness i decided to buy it when it dropped from £50 to £30 i have taken a point as it is less to do the whole kitchen than one solid wood piece elsewhere (with a double unit island laminate isn't really an option)

This solid hardwood project panel is made from finger jointed lamellas. Finished with a high quality HardWax oil to give the best natural surface treatment for wet environments.

Rounded front edge
Surface treated with hardwax oil for wet environments
Versatile in application
Popular species of hardwood for bench tops and DIY panels
Contemporary wood look.

There is a darker version for £35 as well:
homebase.co.uk/interbuild-acacia-solid-hardwood-wenge-oiled-worktop-220-x-60-x-2-6cm

From what i have learnt using it:
o It is thinner then normal worktop so seal every hole you make in it.
o It's not as hard wearing as it should be so be nice to it.
o Homebase store it standing up so go for a stock with 30 in stock as that is a fresh delivery and they are more likely to be flat.
o Put them on the floor in the store and flip them etc to get an idea how flat they are.
o The widths of the wood strips are not the same so if you have a long run try pick two pieces of the same width or the change in piece is pretty obvious :(.
o Sanding may be needed, i need to from making an island from 4 pieces

In summary this is insanely cheap and is being used in my kitchen (with drop off end panels it's so cost effective) and garage but it takes more time and care than other solid wood (that would be near 10x as much).

My local restocked a week ago after they transferred stock from another branch so may be able to request stock. If you do request more then you need encase they aren't flat etc

Can't go wrong when good quality ply wood is more than this...
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fishleg0031 h, 7 m ago

Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and …Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and twisted.


Yes, my ex works there. It sounds like you have met her!
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Good price, does it feel as solid as a typical 60mm worktop??
glenns15 m ago

Good price, does it feel as solid as a typical 60mm worktop??


Assuming you meant 36/38ish mm thickness? If so i haven't noticed any difference it doesn't flex etc, i have stood on it without issues with meter wide cabinets.

I took time sealing the underside as i understood that as it was thinner it was important than normal to stop moisture getting in.

Only thing i forgot to note is the depth being slightly thinner but i just ripped a piece down to 8cm as splashback meaning the worktop has expansion space behind and the worktop is inline with the handles as the front
Edited by: "jamhops" 30th Jun
Heat added, pity as i've just replaced my worktops
how flammable would you say this is?
Hmmm, I wonder if you could use these as a cheap alternative to wooden or laminate flooring? £/SQM is good. Just pondering
Didn't like it last time but I was intending to make a fireplace.
Will they cut this in store for you?
Jetpac6 m ago

Will they cut this in store for you?


Some stores still have cutting service, don't know what the cost is if there is one though
looks good to make a new desk top, after my IKEA Malm desk top started deteriorating (chipboard)
I was looking at making a work bench for the garage, this looks ideal.
Madafwo29 m ago

I was looking at making a work bench for the garage, this looks ideal.


Had the same thought when I saw them a couple of weeks back, but would mean a substantial tidy up.....
I don't know why i am contemplating buying a large sheet of wood when i have no real reason for it. I am imagining making a coffee table but i suspect it will be more hassle than i anticipate. dunno how id fit it in my car either.
This looks great but sadly none near me
I suspect I know the answer but could this be used outside to make a worktop in a BBQ area? Or would it delaminate quickly due to moisture? Anyone have any idea?
tbh thickness is more important than length.
Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and twisted.
fishleg0031 h, 7 m ago

Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and …Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and twisted.


Yes, my ex works there. It sounds like you have met her!
Would this be thick enough for outdoor tables? I have a couple of pedestals gathering dust in the garage.
fishleg0032 h, 9 m ago

Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and …Probably warped everything wood and cheap in homebase is warped and twisted.


As i said not if it's a fresh delivery and you can take a bit o time to pick out the good ones at this price
Guan58 m ago

Would this be thick enough for outdoor tables? I have a couple of …Would this be thick enough for outdoor tables? I have a couple of pedestals gathering dust in the garage.


I am not 100% but I think so my research found a lot on acacia being used outside and depending on the table size and support i think this would be more then enough though may be good to send it back and apply was to it (rather than oil)

Depends on where you are storing etc as well thougn
Edited by: "jamhops" 1st Jul
Fishwick3 h, 48 m ago

I suspect I know the answer but could this be used outside to make a …I suspect I know the answer but could this be used outside to make a worktop in a BBQ area? Or would it delaminate quickly due to moisture? Anyone have any idea?


Is it a sheltered bbq area? What ever you use is going to be glued, a good piece of marine is 3 times this and will be good outside. With all wood it's about how well you seal it, acacia is meant to be sealed with was so stop it back and apply that should give it it's coating?... If all goes wrong just skim it with concrete for a concrete worktop
smudge9212 h, 56 m ago

I don't know why i am contemplating buying a large sheet of wood when i …I don't know why i am contemplating buying a large sheet of wood when i have no real reason for it. I am imagining making a coffee table but i suspect it will be more hassle than i anticipate. dunno how id fit it in my car either.



same here but I'm thinking of bookcase shelves or perhaps replacing my desk work surface (that idea comes from another poster and I think it's a tempting one). the car is the biggest problem - I doubt it'd fit into my fiesta - it's such a pity they won't deliver
Couldbe_Yue4 h, 14 m ago

same here but I'm thinking of bookcase shelves or perhaps replacing my …same here but I'm thinking of bookcase shelves or perhaps replacing my desk work surface (that idea comes from another poster and I think it's a tempting one). the car is the biggest problem - I doubt it'd fit into my fiesta - it's such a pity they won't deliver


It fitted in my fiesta no problem, just took a towel to protect the front windshield and rest the worktop on the dashboard, just had a passenger sitting behind me to make sure it didn't move during the drive home.
I picked 6 up from the Mold store. The guys who brought them to my car said just ring up the store and you can ask for delivery, which is £10, even though it wasn't an option when ordering.
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