Super Distressed Wood Countertops are used to achieve an antique, rustic, and old-world feel in a space. Super Distressed Wood Countertops have very uneven worn corners and edges, plentiful dings and notch marks, clusters of worm holes, plentiful scratches and drag marks, waffle hammer dings and circular dings, heavy edge nicks, and termite tracks.
Designing Super Distressed Wood Countertops
All Grothouse wood surfaces crafted in Flat Grain Construction and Edge Grain Construction can be distressed to evoke the appearance of a truly original antique. Most Super Distressed Wood Countertops are accentuated with a Hand Rubbed Black Glaze and sealed with our Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish. Super Distressed is the highest level of distressing available on Grothouse wood surfaces. Super Distressed Wood Countertops are used in a variety of style spaces. The most common style space Super Distressed Wood Countertops are used in are Traditional.
Below is a series photographs of a traditional kitchen designed by Wood-Mode Inc. This kitchen space exudes elegance. The highlight of this space is a Flat Grain Sapele Mahogany Wood Counter with Super Distressing. This counter includes one undermount sink cutout for a Blanco Sink Precision Model #516225. It also includes one faucet cut out for a Blanco Acclaim Model #440518. The counter has a Hand Rubbed Black Glaze application to accentuate the distressing. It is sealed with our Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin Sheen.
Pictured below is a kitchen space designed by Kitchens by Charles Weiler, Inc. This traditional kitchen includes a Sapele Mahogany Flat Grain Super Distressed Wood Counter. The counter includes a Hand Rubbed Black Glaze application to accentuate the distressing. It is sealed with our Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin Sheen.
Super Distressed Wood Countertops are indispensable when it comes to creating an antique, rustic, and old-world feel in a space. More distressed wood countertops can be seen in our Countertop Image Library.
Over time, we are seeing a staple combination for kitchen designs: wood countertops with white cabinetry. This timeless combination exudes elegant simplicity.
Wood Countertops with White Cabinetry | Design
Recently at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Show,Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry had their new Prairie series designed by Scott Stultz on display. This display included an Ash Wood Countertop. Pictured below is Scott Stultz with the display.
At the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry booth consisted of a fully featured Ruskin kitchen designed by Scott Stultz. The display included a Hand Planed Walnut Wood Counter.
The 2012 Kitchen of the Year designed by Mick De Giulio showcased the timeless combination of wood countertops with white cabinetry. The main kitchen, pictured below, included a Wenge Wood Counter with white cabinetry.
In the Butler’s pantry Mick also decided to incorporate wood countertops with white cabinetry. The countertops are Walnut with Sapwood.
The kitchen pictured below was designed by Mary Jo Peterson and includes white cabinetry by Plain & Fancy and lighting by Hafele. This design was on display at the National Kitchen and Bath Show in New Orleans (KBIS 2013) in the Hafele Booth. The wood countertop is walnut and includes a matching walnut wood backsplash.
At Grothouse Lumber, we are seeing a resurgence of Ash Wood Countertops being specified by commercial and residential clients alike. It was always a personal favorite of Denise Grothouse. The tone is similar to Maple, but is has a more pronounced grain and hence, character. Additionally, it is a domestic wood and therefore properly managed and harvested within the United States. It takes stain beautifully and is wonderful for our craftsmen to work, sand, and finish.
Ash Commercial Bars and Restaurants
It is a desirable wood for commercial bars. It is much harder than Walnut and Teak and will resist dents and dings. In fact, the most commonly known product of Ash is baseball bats. The client below asked us to custom turn Ash dowels to fit in the brass elephant hooks. See it in person at Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Lafayette Hill, PA.
Ash Residential Countertops
Trend setting renowned designer Scott Stultz showed off his latest collaboration at The Architectural Digest Home Show, Prairie Cabinetry by Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry shown below. Prairie makes another strong case for excellence in distinctly American design, this time with modernist ethos.The island countertop he chose was indeed American Ash.
Ash can be stained to appear black. It is often used to give the visual appearance of Wenge. Any countertop with a stain application is finished with our Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish. Leah Heinsius of Faralli Kitchen & Bath Design Studio designed the wood countertop pictured below.