Axel Stainless Steel Countertops

Anvil™ Axel Stainless Steel Countertops
Anvil™ Axel Countertops

The Anvil™ Axel finish imitates the look of real stainless steel countertops, while maintaining a wood countertop’s warmth to the touch. Anvil™ Axel stainless steel countertops offer a distinctive feel and monolithic appearance.

Axel Stainless Steel Countertops
Axel countertops offer a distinctive feel and monolithic appearance.

Designing Axel Stainless Steel Countertops

Axel countertops are elegant and sleek – perfect for a modern or contemporary style space, but can also add edge to a traditional or transitional space. Our custom Axel countertops can be designed to fit any style space.

Axel Custom Stainless Steel Countertops
Axel countertops can be custom crafted with any edge profile.

Unlike real metal countertops, our Anvil™ Axel countertops can be designed for curved profile applications and complex shapes.

Axel finished countertops can be custom crafted with any edge profile and countertop feature, including sinks, laser engraving, and expanded corners.

The Axel countertop finish develops a patina over time because it is a finish of real metal particles. If you wish to keep the countertop looking pristine, it can be over coated with our exclusive Durata® waterproof permanent finish.

Learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops by visiting this page on our website. Check out designs with metal countertops by visiting our Countertop Image Library.

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Custom Sapele Mahogany Countertop in a bathroom designed by Collaborative Interiors

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured bathroom includes a Sapele Mahogany Countertop designed by Vawn Greany CMKBD lead designer and Trisha Gaffney AKBD co-designer of Collaborative Interiors.

Mahogany Countertop designed by Vawn Greany of Collaborative Interiors
Vawn Greany of Collaborative Interiors

About the Designer: As a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Vawn enjoys specializing in cabinetry and thrives on kitchen and bath design. Vawn has been published numerous times in local and national publications, as well as won several local design awards. In 2008, after several successful years in the cabinet/design industry, she launched her own design firm, Collaborative Interiors, in Seattle Washington.

A Tip from Vawn: Hidden supports and center lines were very important in this project. To be sure all details work out perfectly, it’s helpful to collaborate with vendors and tradesmen during the planning and construction phases.

Sapele Mahogany Countertop designed by Collaborative Interiors
Sapele Mahogany Countertop designed by Collaborative Interiors

Design Details

Flooring: Cork

Countertops: Flat Grain Sapele Mahogany Countertop finished with Durata® waterproof permanent finish in Matte sheen

Faucet: Newport Brass

Sink: Toto

Toilet: Toto & Gaberit

Backsplash: Geowhite Matte Field

Wall Color: Stone Tile – Island Stone Himachal White, Strip Cladding

Other Appliances: Hidden brackets were used to support the floating vanity

Advice: Big things come in small packages. It’s hard to believe that this was just and old shoe / mail closet before! The details of this naturally styled powder room fell into place nicely. It was fun to figure out the compact, spatial details so that everything would function comfortably in a room only 48″ wide. The beautiful Sapele floating vanity was perfectly arched to miss the door swing and the wall hung toilet saved space. All fixtures are complimented by the subtle color and rough texture of the stacked stone walls. In its simplicity, each and everyone of these details became very important to not overwhelm this tiny powder room.

Custom Sapele Mahogany Countertop designed by Collaborative Interiors
Custom Sapele Mahogany Countertop designed by Collaborative Interiors
Custom Mahogany Countertop designed by Collaborative Interiors
Custom Mahogany Countertop designed by Collaborative Interiors

View additional designs by Collaborative Interiors on their website and Houzz. To see more designs including a Sapele Mahogany Countertop, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library.

Kratos Copper Countertops

Anvil™ Kratos Copper Countertops
Anvil™ Kratos Countertops

The Anvil™ line of wood surfaces imitate metal countertops in look and function. The Anvil™ Kratos finish is similar to a copper-like finish. Just like real metal countertops, Kratos copper countertops oxidize and tarnish over time, giving them a unique patina with hints of red, green, and brown.

Kratos Copper Countertops
Kratos Countertops have a unique patina with hints of red, green, and brown.

Designing Kratos Copper Countertops

Kratos countertops offer are distinctive in old world charm and a characterful appearance, and tend to be quite a conversation piece. They are typically popular in traditional style spaces, but can be custom designed to fit any space in your home.

Kratos Copper Countertops by Grothouse
Kratos countertops can include any of our custom features.

Kratos countertops can feature any of our countertop edge profiles and our countertop options. Laser engraving is one of the most common options because it allows you to add a personal touch to your copper-like countertop.

If a designer wishes to keep the surface looking pristine, Anvil™ surfaces can be over coated with our exclusive Durata® finish.

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Family Sized Butcher Block in the New York Times

A Family Sized Butcher Block custom crafted by Grothouse was featured in a New York Times article, “The Closed Kitchen Makes a Comeback.” The butcher block is pictured showing Jennifer McAllister-Nevins and her family in their TriBeCa loft’s enclosed kitchen.

Family Sized Butcher Block in the New York Times
Family Sized Butcher Block in the New York Times (photo via New York Times)

During a New Year’s Eve dinner party several years ago, the pipes in Jennifer McAllister-Nevins’ kitchen were suddenly blocked. All of the guests got to witness each chaotic moment as the pipes for the sink backed up because she lived in a TriBeCa apartment with an open kitchen. Because of this instance, Ms. McAllister-Nevins, who loves to entertain, now lives in a different TriBeCa loft, one with an enclosed kitchen.

Family Sized Butcher Block Designs

Overtime we have seen butcher blocks used for kitchens used by families. Butcher blocks permit areas for seating and food preparation. Butcher Blocks often become the center of the kitchen, creating a central meeting place for the whole family to enjoy.

Large Butcher Block for Kitchen Island
Butcher Block designed by John Troxell, Director of Design, Wood-Mode Inc.

John Troxell, Director of Design, Wood-Mode Inc. designed this large butcher block with three tiers. The butcher block is made of Cherry wood on the inside, a Wenge wood stripe, and a Walnut wood border. The tiers on either side of the butcher block are made of Walnut wood. There is plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy around this butcher block.

Family Sized Butcher Block designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry
Butcher Block designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry

Plain & Fancy Cabinetry designed this Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block. This large kitchen island has plenty of space for food preparation and storage underneath. Chairs could be pulled up to the overhang to create a seating area. This space was designed with family, and convenience, in mind.

Family Sized Butcher Block designed by Home Supply Inc.
Butcher Block designed by Home Supply Inc.

Home Supply Inc. designed this American Black Walnut Butcher Block for this large kitchen island. This kitchen island has an area for seating. By leaving some space open on the butcher block across from the oven, it creates a space for food preparation and serving.

To read the New York Times article featuring a family sized butcher block, click here. To see more designs including large butcher blocks, visit our Countertop Image Library.

Grothouse Wood Surfaces in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016

Grothouse Wood Surfaces House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016
Grothouse Wood Surfaces in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016

Grothouse Wood Surfaces were featured at the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016 designed by Matthew Quinn. This is the fourth Kitchen of the Year Grothouse has had the honor of participating in.

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Walnut Wood Table Banded with Magnum Finish House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016
Walnut Wood Table banded with Magnum Metal Finish

Grothouse crafted a custom 48” round Walnut wood kitchen table with an edge finished in Anvil™ Magnum metal finish, which has a brass-like appearance.

Walnut Wood Table House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016
Walnut Wood Table in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016

The table is sealed with our exclusive Durata® waterproof permanent Finish in Matte sheen for a natural look.

Rift Cut White Oak Wood Bar Top with Argentum Metal Coating
Rift Cut White Oak Wood Bar Top with Argentum Metal Coating

Grothouse also crafted a Rift Cut White Oak wood bar top gilded with Anvil™ Argentum metal finish, which is a real metal coating that replicates the appearance of nickel silver.

Argentum Metal Floating Shelves House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016
Argentum Metal Floating Shelves

Grothouse manufactured matching floating shelves constructed of a smooth composite substrate to match the wood bar top. The shelves are also gilded with Anvil™ Argentum metal finish. The bar and the shelves are sealed with Durata® waterproof permanent finish in Satin sheen.

Argentum Metal Finished Shelf House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016
Argentum Metal Finished Shelf

Grothouse Wood Surfaces is honored to have been a part of this absolutely stunning design by Matthew Quinn for House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016. To learn more about Anvil™ Metal Countertop finishes, click here.