An Unexpected Use of Wood: The Backsplash

updated May 2, 2019
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Wood finishes in kitchen design are generally limited to butcher block countertops and flooring. But what about using wood as a backsplash?

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When properly sealed and maintained, wood can be used for a backsplash. It makes for a great diy backsplash material because of its workability. A few simple woodworking tools and you can make yourself a backsplash of your own design. In the gallery above, we’ve collected a few examples of wood used in kitchen backsplashes.

Like the look but squirmish about having a wood backsplash so close to the kitchen sink? Consider the possibility of wood in one place with more conventional tile at the sink! Or, check out faux woods, as seen in the Poggenpohl kitchen in the last image above.

Would you apply this material as a backsplash in your kitchen? Why or why not?

Related: Five Favorite Backsplashes from Small Cool Kitchens