It is considered the most decorative construction style because of its grain movement. Some people consider this almost a furniture style countertop, though it is very durable and holds up well in even harsh kitchens.
It is priced the best because it requires less work and less scrap than the other two styles.
It has a very tight grain making it an extremely hard work surface. Excellent for chopping on and heavy use.
Again this construction style is not dictated by available wood thicknesses. It can be produced from a minimum of 1 3/4 inch thick up to 5 1/2 inch thick.
The construction style is simply how the boards are glued up to produce the width of the slab. Unless you are using the countertop for heavy duty chopping there really is no difference in the surface.
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