Reclaimed Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Reclaimed Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Grothouse reclaimed wood countertops continue to be a popular and distinctive element in design.  While many may think of reclaimed wood as a product that is only for use in traditional designs, using it as a warm compliment to cool contemporary spaces is growing. Better yet, the reclaimed wood is a green option that makes use of the high quality old growth wood of yesteryear.

Reclaimed Wood Countertops From Antique Pennsylvania Barns

At Grothouse, our reclaimed wood is primarily from dismantled 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania barns and the character of each board varies based on the original use.  The structural beams, sawn into boards are old growth lumber and have minor imperfections, albeit a few nail holes where a harness hung on a nail.  In contrast, old floorboards have scrapes, gouges and holes from years of traffic and hardworking farm hands.  Exterior boards tell a tale of weathering, worm holes, nails and an occasional bullet hole.

When discussing reclaimed wood counter top for your design, a conversation about the desired appearance is critical for a successful result. If you desire the wood to have a new appearance, select wood sawn from beams.  For a distressed appearance, select worn boards from the floor or walls.

Our reclaimed wood is typically Oak, Heart Pine and Chestnut.  Our Durata Matte is a popular finish for its organic low luster look. Durata provides a protective and waterproof countertop finish that is maintenance free and easy to clean. Scratches can be buffed out, similar to waxing a car. In addition, stains and glazes can be added to enhance the character flaws of the boards. For design inspiration visit us at reclaimed wood countertops or call 877-268-5412.

Reclaimed wood countertop
This counter was created from floor boards from an old barn


Chestnut Reclaimed Wood Countertop
This countertop with a sink cut out was crafted from Antique Chestnut
White Oak Relaimed wood beams for countertops
A stack of Antique Pennsylvania Barn Beams ready to be made into Reclaimed Wood Countertops.

Integrated Butcher Block Countertops for Efficient Food Preparation

Grothouse Walnut butcherblock with waste hole and stainless steel lidButcher Block countertops by Grothouse can be inset into the main countertop and routed with finger grips for easy removal. The prep station is located near the stove for efficient food preparation and cooking. Included in the butcher block is a waste hole with a sleek stainless lid. The discards from chopping are easily swiped into the waste hole and captured in the compost tray concealed in a pull out cabinet.

Bamboo Butcherblock

Bamboo Butcher Block Countertops serve double duty as a food preparation surface and a casual seating area, a great  space saving idea for small kitchens.  Our Moso Bamboo products qualify for rapidly renewable credits. Even better, our Moso Bamboo is Panda friendly. The Giant Panda consumes over 30 varieties of bamboo; Moso Bamboo is not one of them. So rest assured our Moso Bamboo is not affecting the diet of the Giant Panda.  Available in both natural and carbonized versions, bamboo is a perfect choice for contemporary kitchens or those interested in sustainable design options.

Cherry  Butcherblock

For House Beautiful Kitchen of the year, Tyler Florence designed this Cherry Butcher Block countertop for an outside prep space.  The butcher block flanks a pizza oven and serves as a prep space for making the pizza as well as a convenient cutting board to slice pizza. The butcher block is routed to fit into the stone counter and removable for inside storage when not in use.

We hope you find this article inspirational. For more information on butcher block construction see