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.