I recently completed installation of some new counter tops in my kitchen renovation at home. After seeing some of our bowling alleys being cut down for tables in a restaurant, I knew they would be perfect.
The angled holes from the old lag bolts are visible at the edges, along with a shimmering steel cleat that became exposed during sanding. Did you know bowling alleys are nailed together one strip at a time?
The colors play well from the nearly-black dark brown cabinets, the tile, and the rich leathery tones of the flooring. Talk about durable – 2 1/4″ of solid hard Maple finished with a butcher block oil – these will hold up for generations, and only get better with age.
The light tone of the Maple helps to brighten the space and balance out the darker colors.
The foul line markings were positioned at the end of the slab over the bookshelves where they are easily noticed, along with the collection of Alton Brown books.
We’ve got a lot more of these here at Pioneer Millworks, in both Maple and Heart Pine. Want a counter top with a story to tell? Give us a call – we’ll make sure your project scores a perfect 300.