Grothouse Wood Counters for the Trolley Car Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Grothouse White Oak Wood Counters for the Trolley Car Café at Disney's Hollywood Studios®
White Oak Wood Counters by Grothouse for the Trolley Car Café at Disney®

Our on staff engineers were ecstatic when the world class Disney® Imagineers contacted Grothouse to craft White Oak wood counters for the Trolley Car Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Step inside this classic trolley car station and explore a unique experience for all kinds of coffee lovers — including a selection of Starbucks® coffee and specialty beverages, Disney baked goods and La Boulange™ pastry items.

This inventive group has their finger on the pulse of the design community, as we are seeing the industry’s top trend setting designers specifying White Oak countertops for residential kitchen designs as well.

Wood Counters for Disney® | Details

White Oak Wood Counters by Grothouse for the Trolley Car Café at Disney's Hollywood Studios®
White Oak Wood Counters by Grothouse for the Trolley Car Café at Disney®

The White Oak wood counters were crafted in flat grain construction. In a flat grain counter, the wood pieces are premium-clear wide plank flat sawn boards. The pieces are generally wider in size, enhancing the long modulary rays that white oak is highly renowned for.

Grothouse crafted two counters for the café that are 1 ½” thick by 33 1/8” by 153”. The counters include a classic 1/8” Roundover on the top horizontal edges, bottom horizontal edges, and vertical corners.

Sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin Sheen, the counters will stand up to the demanding commercial use. Durata® Finish creates a waterproof surface. Water left on the surface simply dries with no water rings. It is also highly chemically resistant, even lacquer thinner does not affect the cured surface. Red wine, vinegar, alcohol, soaps and coffee will not affect the finish.

See the counters in person at The Trolley Car Café located in Disney Hollywood Studios®. Gain inspiration from other designs of commercial wood counters in our Countertop Image Library.

Wood Desk Tops

Wood desk tops can be custom crafted for commercial office spaces or residential office spaces. If you have ever worked in an office, whether at work or at home, you know how influential your surroundings can be. The desk surface, in particular, plays a critical role. It should be functional, comfortable, and customized to fit your specific space.

Wood Desks custom crafted by Grothouse for commercial offices and residential offices
Wood Desk Tops custom crafted by Grothouse

Wood has been used as desk tops for years. Wood is a warm, comfortable, and natural material, yet it is strong and sturdy. Grothouse wood tops can be finished with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish. Durata® Finish is significantly harder than Tung Oil Urethanes, and creates a scratch resistant and waterproof surface. Water left on the surface dries with no water rings. It is also highly chemically resistant. Click here to learn more about Durata® Finish.

Wood Desk Tops | Design Inspiration

Wood desk tops can be custom crafted to any specifications and can include a variety of functional features and options. View the office spaces below for some design inspiration.

Walnut Wood Desk Tops for residential home offices
Walnut Desk Top designed by Lobkovich

Lobkovich designed this Walnut desk top for a residential office space. The top is 2 inches thick by 25 inches by 134-1/2 inches. It includes a Standard Ogee edge profile on one long side and two short sides, with square bottom edges. The desk top is sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte Sheen.

Wood Desk Tops for commercial office spaces
Sapele Mahogany Desk Top designed by Stimmel Consulting Group, Inc.

This Sapele Mahogany desk top was designed by Stimmel Consulting Group, Inc. for an office space with traditional style cabinetry. The desk top includes a roman arc with notched corners and a Standard Roman Ogee edge profile. It is sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin Sheen.

Custom wood desk tops for small spaces
Custom Desk Top

This is not your ordinary office desk top, but rather a photographer’s desk top. This top was custom crafted to fit in the small space and allow for enough room for big photographs to be viewed.

For more wood desk top design inspiration, visit our website and follow our Instagram page!

Basement Wood Bar Top Designs

Whether you would like to achieve a classic look or a more contemporary serving area, Grothouse basement wood bar top designs are limited only by your imagination.

Basement Wood Bar Top Designs
Basement Wood Bar Top Designs

Basement Wood Bar Top Design Details

Grothouse has crafted wood bar tops for various basement design styles. Most basement wood bar tops are crafted in flat grain or edge grain construction style. Grothouse offers a variety of design options, such as any of our edge profilesChicago bar rail, drink rail, drawbridge doors, and Synthesis™ bar rail. Each bar top is crafted to the clients’ custom design, including all cut outs, features and shapes and arrives ready to install. By finishing the bar top with our waterproof permanent Durata® finish, the surface will provide a protective, maintenance free surface. Bar tops can include any of our stock stains and glazes and can also be custom stain matched.

Basement Wood Bar Top Design Inspiration

Gain some inspiration from the following designs by some of the industry’s most innovative designers.

Basement Wood Bar Top with Synthesis Bar Rail
Lyptus Wood Bar Top designed by Roger Yiengst

Pictured is a Lyptus wood bar top crafted in flat grain construction with Synthesis™ bar rail. This basement wood bar top was designed by Roger Yiengst of Kountry Kraft. Grothouse also crafted a backsplash of Lyptus to match the bar top.

Brazilian Cherry Basement Wood Bar Top by Grothouse
Brazilian Cherry Bar Top designed by Glyn Tindall Construction Co.

The Brazilian Cherry bar top pictured above was designed for this traditional style basement by Glyn Tindall Construction Co. The bar top was crafted in flat grain construction. This top includes a Standard Roman Ogee edge profile on the top horizontal edges and an upside down Medium Roman Ogee edge profile on the bottom horizontal edges.

Walnut Basement Wood Bar Top
Walnut Bar Top designed by PJ Stofanak Inc.

PJ Stofanak Inc. designed this Walnut wood bar top with luxury in mind. The bar top was crafted in edge grain construction. The overall bar design is very pleasing to the eye. A closer look will discover a bright blue countertop on the back bar that includes glass cabinetry doors for glass storage and a center glass shelf for displaying treasured pieces.

Maple Basement Wood Bar Top Design
Maple Bar Top designed by A Designer’s Touch

A Designer’s Touch designed this Maple wood bar top. The bar top was custom stain matched and includes a Chicago Bar Rail. The lower bar counter is also Maple custom stained to match the bar top.

To view more basement wood bar top designs, visit our Countertop Image Library. Like a design you see? Save it to your Pinterest board!