Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Teakwood Builders

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes custom wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders.

Custom Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders

About the Designer: Eva Andersen’s passion for cooking and entertaining led her into designing kitchens. She has been in the kitchen and bath design business since 2002, working first in Boston and later in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is now the designer for Teakwood Builders, leading their kitchen and bath designs, as well as space planning, finish selections and furniture.

A Tip from Eva: In order to keep the guests entertained but away from the work zone, an impressive thirteen foot kitchen island was also added, seating up to seven people and housing the farm sink, creating a spacious entertaining area for the clients.

Custom Wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Custom Walnut Kitchen Island Ends designed by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Signature Custom Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs Chareau in Brushed Satin Nickel

Flooring: Rustic Knotty Red Oak with Oil Finish

Countertops: Black slate; 5 CM Olympian Danby Honed Marble; Two Grothouse edge grain Walnut countertops for the kitchen island ends, featuring a Classical Cove edge profile and finished with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen

Faucet: DXV Victorian pull down, DXV Traditional pot filler

Sink: DXV 36″ orchard

Backsplash: Lunada Bay Haisen Azuline, ezzenze bianco craquele 2.5×5

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 Paint

Stove: Wolf GR486G 48″ Gourmet Range

Dishwasher: By owner

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero BI-48/S/S/PH & UC-24BG/O

Wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Walnut Kitchen Island Ends design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Custom wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends for a white kitchen
Custom Walnut Kitchen Island Ends for a white kitchen
Design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders in Saratoga Springs, New York
Design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders
Design by Teakwood Builders in Saratoga Springs, New York
Design by Eva Andersen of Teakwood Builders

View additional designs by Teakwood Builders on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more designs featuring custom wood Walnut Kitchen Island Ends.

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Custom Distressed Walnut Countertop in a kitchen designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Chip Tiber, CKD, NCIDQ, of Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths.

Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths
Custom Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

About the Designer: Chip Tiber is a certified designer with Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths located in the Greater Cleveland area. He has extensive experience in kitchen and bath design, lighting design, construction, and interior design. His experience enables him to fully comprehend the relationship between excellent design and functional spaces. Chip’s certifications include NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer).

A Tip from Chip: A well-defined kitchen uses a mixture of materials to provide both strong and subtle contrasts of texture. Contrast is defining and distinctive, but the blending character is balance. It is this harmonious balance which says “there is something so inviting about this space.”

Distressed Walnut Countertop with a sink designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths
Distressed Walnut Countertop designed by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Mouser Custom Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs

Flooring: Wood

Countertops: 

Perimeter – Honed Marble

Island – 1 3/4″ thick Flat Grain Walnut with sapwood countertop features a Standard Roman Ogee edge profile. It is distressed to level 4 with a hand rubbed black glaze and sealed with our exclusive Durata® Permanent Finish in Satin sheen.

Stove: Wolf Range

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero Refrigeration

Additional Comments and Advice: When designing an over-sized island, consider warm materials such as this 1 3/4″ thick wood countertop fabricated by Grothouse. The distressed and glazed Walnut wood, which includes some sapwood, invites family and friends to gather for meals and conversations. The warmth of these materials encourages guests to linger and the generous expanse of the counter provides ample space for enjoyment.

View additional designs by Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Houzz. To see more designs including a Distressed Walnut Countertop, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Dark Wood Countertops

Dark Wood Countertops have been the center of kitchens for years. Why? Because they are very easy to design, and fit into almost any kitchen style. This blog will discuss the various dark wood species we have available for wood countertops and the various kitchen styles dark wood countertops are typically found in.

Dark Wood Countertops custom crafted by Grothouse
Dark Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Dark Wood Countertops | Wood Species

Grothouse has three distinct dark wood species available: Wenge, Peruvian Walnut, and American Black Walnut.

Wenge is a heavy wood that has an attractive appearance due to its strong grain and subtle color variation. The heartwood is a darker brown with black veins and white lines. Wenge Wood Countertops are very rich in color and are naturally the darkest wood countertops available.

Wenge Dark Wood Countertops with Hand Planed Distressing
Wenge Countertop with Hand Planed Distressing designed by Venegas + Company LLC

Peruvian Walnut is lighter than Wenge, but it has a very rich, deep chocolate brown color. The dark brown hues are accentuated by the straight grains throughout the wood.

Peruvian Walnut Dark Wood Countertops by Grothouse
Peruvian Walnut Countertop designed by Jason Artus of Rutt Custom Cabinetry Group

American Black Walnut is the lightest wood specie of the three. As Walnut gets older, it mellows to a chocolaty-brown. American Black Walnut is one of the most popular woods in the industry.

Walnut Dark Wood Countertops designed by John Troxell
American Black Walnut Countertop designed by John Troxell, Director of Design of Wood-Mode

Dark Wood Countertops | Kitchen Styles

Dark Wood Countertops can be found in a kitchen with any style. One of the best qualities of Grothouse Wood Countertops is that they can be designed for any desired look.

The Wenge Wood Countertop shown in the image below was designed by The Shadowlight Group for this traditional kitchen. The decorative edge profile on the Wenge Countertop enhances the traditional look of the island.

Dark Wood Countertops in a traditional kitchen
Wenge Wood Countertop in a Traditional Kitchen

Below is an image of a Peruvian Walnut Wood Countertop in a Transitional Kitchen designed by Venegas + Company LLC. The countertop was crafted to be a Parsons Table. The clean, sleek look of the table compliments the kitchen island and perimeter counter spaces.

Dark Wood Countertop in a transitional kitchen
Peruvian Walnut Wood Countertop in a Transitional Kitchen

An American Black Walnut Wood Countertop completes the Modern Kitchen shown below. This kitchen was designed by John Troxell, Director of Design of Wood-Mode. A strong attention to detail was put into the design of the wood countertop to create a very modern, luxurious impression.

Dark Wood Countertop in a Modern Kitchen
American Black Walnut Wood Countertop in a Modern Kitchen

A Wenge Wood Countertop was chosen for the Contemporary display designed by Venegas + Company LLC in the image below. The Wenge Countertop fits the display perfectly.

Dark Wood Countertop in a contemporary kitchen
Wenge Wood Countertop in a Contemporary Kitchen

Dark Wood Countertops by Grothouse can be found in almost any kitchen style. To see more Dark Wood Countertops, visit the Countertop Image Library.

Custom Walnut Countertop in a kitchen designed by Deborah Dyste of Souris River Designs

Our Custom Wood Countertops Blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured kitchen includes a Custom Walnut Countertop designed by Deborah Dyste of Souris River Designs.

Custom Walnut Wood Countertop in a kitchen designed by Deborah Dyste
Debroah Dyste of Souris River Designs

About the Designer: Deborah Dyste is the recipient of five ASID Design Excellence Awards for kitchen and bath design and historic preservation/adaptive use. Aside from the weather, returning to her home town of Minot, North Dakota, after twenty-five-years as the owner of her residential-design firm in Atlanta, was not as much of an adjustment as she thought it would be. “Interior design provides opportunities to have dynamic relationships with clients while suggesting solutions for their three-dimensional puzzles. Every client is unique and every puzzle presents different challenges. This project is a perfect example. How many clients require bar seating for eight?”

Clients say it best! “We recently had Deborah Dyste and Souris River Designs do some significant kitchen and bathroom remodeling for us. With Deborah’s design expertise and ability to view “the possible” we were able to turn an outdated cramped kitchen into a space that is easy and fun to cook in, and works great for entertaining our friends and family. She also was able to find a way to translate a master bath in need of serious work into an extremely convenient laundry/walk in closet and bathroom suite. Throughout the design process Deborah was very attentive to our tastes and what we wanted, and was always able to offer a range of good options for us to choose from. During the construction phase we really appreciated having Deborah as our “go to” person for coordinating schedules with builders, plumbers, and electricians. She was always very accommodating and easy to work with, and truly seems to love what she does.” (Tom and Barb Groutt, Minot, ND)

A Tip from Deborah: Lighting can elevate a good design to a brilliant design! The possibilities with LED are limitless. ‘Don’t scrimp on the electrical for two reasons: safety and it’s more expensive to add it later.

Custom Walnut Countertop by Deborah Dyste
Custom Walnut Countertop designed by Deborah Dyste of Souris River Designs

 Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Dura Supreme – Lynden Panel – Cherry with Peppercorn Finish  for the ‘L’ and desk plus Moda Vertical, Cherry, Cashew Finish for the island

Cabinet Hardware: HDL – Key Largo – Oil-Rubbed-Bronze

Painting above desk –  by Walt Piehl, entitled Weatherly  Square Skirt with Coloring Book:  Cowboy Stuff.

Flooring: Columbia Flooring – Walnut

Countertops: Island – Grothouse – Custom Walnut Countertop

Kitchen ‘L’ – Caesarstone – Mocha

Faucet: Delta – Trinsic – Champagne Bronze

Sink: Elkay – E-granite – Brown

Backsplash: DAL Tile – Urban Metals

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore – Bennington Gray, HC82

Stove: Kitchen Aid

Dishwasher: Kitchen Aid

Other Appliances: All Kitchen Aid except for the Sharp microwave drawer.

Electrical: Task Lighting

Additional Comments and Advice: Provide your interior designer with visuals of spaces in which you think you could live comfortably. Be prepared to answer many questions. Then, utilize your designer’s skills and experience as an editor to tailor what you like to your space and budget.

Photography: Jennifer Kraft 

Walnut Wood Countertop with Sink designed by Deborah Dyste
Walnut Wood Countertop with Trivets and an Undermount Sink designed by Deborah Dyste
Walnut Kitchen Island Countertop by Deborah Dyste
Walnut Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Deborah Dyste
Space designed by Deborah Dyste
Desk in a kitchen designed by Deborah Dyste

How to contact the designer of this Custom Walnut Wood Countertop and kitchen:
Deborah Dyste, ASID
Registered Interior Designer
Souris River Designs
405 Railway Ave., NE ,
Minot, North Dakota,
United States, 58703
deborah@sourisriverdesigns.com
(701) 852-7605
http://www.sourisriverdesigns.com/
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Learn how to design your very own Custom Walnut Wood Countertop with the Grothouse Countertop Design Guide.

Grothouse Wood Countertop Arcs

Wood Countertop Arcs are a common feature for today’s kitchen islands. Arcs and curves add distinctive functional design to wood countertops.

Wood Countertops Arcs
Wood Countertops with Arcs by Grothouse

About Wood Countertop Arcs

Wood Countertops can be curved to any arc size desired. When designing Wood Countertops with Arcs, detailed dimensional drawings required. Wood Countertop Arcs are typically combined with an ornate edge profile. This provides a dramatic appearance.

There are various types of arcs: Elliptical, Round, Arc, and Roman Arcs. Inverted arcs on corners are another unique tasteful design option. Round pieces can be manufactured to any diameter circle you desire. Grothouse can also craft wood countertops with arcs in the form of complex shapes.

Designs including Wood Countertop Arcs

This Walnut wood countertop designed by Auer Kitchens includes two arcs. This design is an excellent example of matching granite countertops with wood countertops.

Walnut Wood Countertop Arcs
Walnut Wood Countertop with Arcs designed by Auer Kitchens

This Sapele Mahogany Wood Countertop was designed by Mainstreet Cabinet Co. LLC and includes three arcs. The arcs in the countertop add to the traditional design of the kitchen.

Sapele Mahogany Wood Countertop Arcs
Sapele Mahogany Wood Countertop with Arcs designed by Mainstreet Cabinet Co. LLC

Palmer Todd designed this Beech Wood Countertop for the kitchen island. The countertop includes two arcs and a sink cutout. The arcs in the countertop bring attention to this attractive functional design.

Beech Wood Countertop Arcs
Beech Wood Countertop with Arcs designed by Palmer Todd

Kerry Flanagan of Factory Builder Stores designed this beautiful Walnut Wood Countertop. The wood countertop includes three arcs and a farmhouse sink. The arcs in this countertop enhance the traditional look of this french country kitchen.

Walnut Wood Countertop Arcs by Grothouse
Walnut Wood Countertop with Arcs designed by Kerry Flanagan

About The Grothouse Lumber Company

Established in 1994, the Grothouse Lumber Company has grown to become one of the most technically advanced and creative manufacturers in the wood surfaces market. Our custom-built wood countertops can be configured with  a myriad of available options, including 60+ wood species, and 30 edge profiles. Our specially-formulated Durata; permanent finish is one of the most durable and waterproof protective coatings currently available on the market today.

Walnut Countertops

Walnut Countertops are one of the most popular countertops manufactured by Grothouse. Walnut is a prized cabinetmaking wood. This is because Walnut is noted for its beautiful grain, which is slightly open and straight. It can also exhibit a wavy or curly figure.

Custom Walnut Countertop
Custom Walnut Countertop manufactured by Grothouse

Walnut Countertops

Walnut Countertops can be made in Flat Grain Construction (also known as Wide Plank), Edge Grain Construction, and End Grain Construction (also known as Butcher Block). Walnut Countertops can be crafted to match any style room, whether it be traditional or modern.

Walnut is a great wood for making countertops because it is hard and tough which gives it moderate crushing and bending strength, as well as medium stiffness. The janka scale for Walnut is 1010.

Walnut Countertop designed by John Troxell
Walnut Countertop designed by John Troxell, Director of Design of Wood-Mode

Pictured above is a Walnut Counter made in Flat Grain Construction. This kitchen design demonstrates how wood can be used effectively in Modern Kitchens. The Walnut Counter adds warmth to the room.

Walnut Countertop manufactured by Grothouse
Walnut Countertop designed by Showplace Kitchens of Fargo

The Walnut Countertop pictured above was manufactured in Edge Grain construction. This countertop contains an undermount sink. The grain figure in the Walnut is shown beautifully throughout the countertop. The brown colors in the Walnut are complimented by white cabinetry.

Walnut Wood Facts

Walnut originates from North America. It is also known as Black walnut, American Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut, Gunwood, and Virginia Walnut. The heartwood of Walnut is brown and the sapwood is beige or Maple colored.

Visit our Image Library  for Walnut wood counter top inspiration

What Kind of Backsplash goes with Wood Countertops?

A frequently asked question is, “What kind of backsplash goes with wood countertops ?” Our answer to that is, “ANY kind of backsplash!”

One of the best characteristics about wood countertops is that they can be designed to look fantastic in any style kitchen, bathroom, office – you name it. This being said, wood countertops can be designed to look fantastic with any backsplash desired!

Wood Countertops with Tile

Wood Countertops are commonly paired with a tiled backsplash. Pictured below is a Burmese Teak Wood Countertop designed by Blanco. This wood countertop is paired with Satchmo Sticks BB Blue GJGSSBBB, Artistic Tile Backsplash. The colors of the wood countertop add warmth to this design. The sink pictured is a Blanco Niagara Double Bowl #440160 with a Blanco Meridian 1.8 Semi-Pro Faucet#440558.

Burmese Teak Wood Countertop designed by Blanco with a Satchmo Sticks BB Blue GJGSSBBB, Artistic Tile Backsplash
Burmese Teak Wood Countertop designed by Blanco with a Satchmo Sticks BB Blue GJGSSBBB, Artistic Tile Backsplash

Another example of a Wood Countertop paired with a tile backsplash is this beautiful kitchen designed by House Captains, Inc. in Florida. The Maple Wood Countertops compliment the teal colored tile, as well as the teal cabinetry.

What kind of backsplash goes with wood counter tops
House Captains, Inc. in Florida designed this kitchen with Maple Wood Countertops and a teal tile backsplash

Stone Backsplash

Wood Countertops don’t have to be limited to a tile backsplash. Stone is used as the backsplash for this Maple Wood Bar Top designed by A Designer’s Touch in Maryland. The two natural elements paired together create an astounding design.

What kind of backsplash goes with wood bar tops
Maple Wood Bar Top with Stone Backsplash designed by A Designer’s Touch in Maryland

Wood Backsplash

What kind of backsplash goes with Wood Countertops? How about a Wood Backsplash! Mary Jo Peterson designed this Walnut Wood Countertop to include a Walnut Wood Backsplash. This polished design includes Plain & Fancy Cabinetry and Hafele lighting. This design was on display at the National Kitchen and Bath Show in New Orleans (KBIS 2013) in the Hafele Booth.

what kind of backsplash goes with wooden countertops
Walnut Wood Countertops with a Walnut Wood Backsplash designed by Mary Jo Peterson.

Wood Countertops can go with just about any backsplash desired. To see more designs of Wood Countertops with Backsplash visit the Grothouse Image Library.

Designing Engraved Wood Countertops

Engraved Wood countertops are a trendsetting feature

Engraved wood countertops

In the example above, the client added the family tattoo as a decorative element.  Grothouse can engrave type in any font, or even a handwritten phrase or signature.  Pictures and logos can also be engraved. The depth of the engraving can be adjusted to change the appearance.  Glazing can also be added to enhance the design. The engraving can be applied to the surface of the engraved wood countertop or on a prominent edge.

The countertop pictured below was designed with a meaningful Latin phrase. It was designed by Tyler Florence for The House Beautiful Kitchen of the year. The cart was designed to be rolled table side for serving and carving. It also serves double duty as an extension to the existing kitchen island. Laser Engraved wood countertop by Tyler Florence for House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

Engraved Wood Countertops | Designing

Choose something meaningful to you, an inspirational phrase or family name.

Scale the engraving to enhance the appearance of the piece. If it is too large it may be overwhelming visually.

On darker woods keep the engraving simple so the details do not get lost. Select lighter woods for more detailed engraving.

Consider adding a glaze to enhance the design of the engraving.

 About The Grothouse Lumber Company:

Established in 1994, the Grothouse Lumber Company has grown to become one of the most technically advanced and creative manufacturers in the wood surfaces market. Our custom-built wood countertops can be configured with  a myriad of available options, including 60+ wood species, and 30 edge profiles. Our specially-formulated Durata; permanent finish is one of the most durable and reliable protective coatings currently available on the market today.

Visit our webpage http://www.glumber.com/wood-countertops/options/engraving/ to learn more about engraved wood countertops.

 

 

 

Walnut Butcher Block Countertops

Walnut Butcher block Countertops by GrothouseWalnut Butcher Block Countertops by Grothouse

Walnut butcher block countertops are a popular choice for kitchen islands.  Grothouse offers two species of Walnut, Peruvian Walnut and American Black Walnut.  Peruvian walnut countertops tend to be slightly darker than American Walnut and are a cost effective alternative to the dark, almost black tones of exotic Wenge. American Walnut with sapwood has chocolate brown tones and lighter Maple colored striations.

American Black Walnut Butcher Block Countertops

The large kitchen island countertop above is flanked by two raised American Black Walnut Butcher Blocks of end grain construction.  The foundation of the countertop is constructed of American Cherry with a double border of Wenge and American Black Walnut. View this page http://www.glumber.com/image-library/walnut-cherry-wenge-butcher-block-countertop-pennsylvania/ for more details about this design.

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Peruvian Walnut Butcher Block Countertops

The Peruvian Walnut countertop above is Edge Grain construction. This type of walnut tends to appear darker in tones than American Black Walnut. For more information on this design visit http://www.glumber.com/image-library/peruvian-walnut-wood-countertop-in-philadelphia-pennsylvania/
Walnut butcher block countertops can be custom made to any design you desire. For pricing and additional design information visit http://www.glumber.com  If you desire additional information about Walnut countertops, please fee free to comment on this post. We will respond to your questions promptly.

About The Grothouse Lumber Company:

Established in 1994, the Grothouse Lumber Company has grown to become one of the most technically advanced and creative manufacturers in the wood surfaces market. Each custom-built top can be configured with  a myriad of available options, including 60+ wood species, and 30 edge profiles. Our specially-formulated Durata; permanent finish is one of the most durable and reliable protective coatings currently available on the market today.

Our Commitment to Customers:

At Grothouse Lumber, customer service is more than just a catch phrase; it’s at the very core of our business philosophy. We’re not only committed to producing the highest quality wood tops in the industry, we’re obsessed with ensuring that each and every customer receives the personal attention they deserve.

From our same-day quote response to our fast 2-3 week lead-time, every part of our business is focused on making sure you experience the best possible service and receive the best possible product.