Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works

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 Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Phoebe Steinhoff-Smith of Coastal Cabinet Works.

Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works
Phoebe Steinhoff-Smith of Coastal Cabinet Works

About the Designer: Phoebe really enjoys working with clients to bring their ideas to life. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and her goal is always to create a space that the homeowner is excited about, so they are happy to share it with family and friends. Aesthetics are very important, but a kitchen design is only successful when it is functional. As a designer my goal is always to create a beautiful space that feels effortless.

A Tip from Phoebe: Play with symmetry. A symmetrical layout is the foundation of any good design, but try making a statement with a glass cabinet that is a different size than all the rest, use asymmetry to create focal points.

Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop in a modern farmhouse kitchen designed by Coastal Cabinet Works
Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop in a modern farmhouse kitchen designed by Coastal Cabinet Works

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Fieldstone Cabinetry

Countertops: Perimeter countertops – Quartzite; 1 3/4″ thick Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop by Grothouse

MModern Farmhouse Kitchen with a Reclaimed Chestnut Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with a Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop designed by Coastal Cabinet Works
Large kitchen island with Reclaimed Chestnut countertop creates a seating area and food prep space
Large Kitchen Island with Reclaimed Chestnut Countertop
Kitchen Island with Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop, sink, copper faucet, wine fridge, and microwave
Kitchen Island with Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop

See more kitchen designs by Coastal Cabinet Works by checking out their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit our Countertop Image Library for more design inspiration including a Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Countertop. Love this design? Save it to Pinterest!

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Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

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 Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Alicia Saso, AKBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio.

Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Alicia Saso of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Alicia Saso, AKBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

About the Designer: Alicia Saso, AKBD, graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture. For the past eight years, Alicia has specialized in residential kitchen and bath design. “I believe that the most important part of the design process is at the beginning. That is when you form a relationship with your client and learn what is most important to them. Once that is established, everything else falls into place. My goal is to design a space that not only meets my client’s vision but exceeds it.” Click here to read Alicia’s full bio.

About Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio: Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD in 1987, Drury Design’s Client Focused Design™ approach integrates design recommendations, materials selection and construction management into one seamless customer design, project management, and build experience.

Custom Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Inset Cherry Wood Grabill Cabinetry

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs hardware in Brushed Nickel finish

Flooring: Pre-finished Walnut

Countertops: Grothouse Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top with Durata® Permanent Waterproof Finish in Satin sheen

Stone countertop: Quartzite Tempesta with Satin Finish

Faucet: Brizo in Stainless Steel

Sink: Blanco in Biscuit

Backsplash: Lineare, Textured, 11-1/2” x 23-1/2” Color: Crema. & Savoy, Mosaic, Herringbone Color: Bronze (Metalic) – also on raised countertop piece

Wall Color: By homeowner

Stove: Wolf 5 Burner Gas Cooktop

Dishwasher: Fisher Paykel

Other Appliances: Microwave: Sharp, Double oven: Wolf, Refrigerator/freezer: Sub-Zero, Wine station: Dacor

Additional Comments and Advice: The client loved the uniqueness of the Grothouse top since every piece made out of reclaimed wood is individually unique. This anchored the rustic design of the kitchen.

Custom Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Bar Top designed by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Design by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio designed a Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Bar Top for Kitchen Island Seating
Design featuring a Wood Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top for a Kitchen Island
Kitchen design featuring a Reclaimed Chestnut Kitchen Island Bar Top
Design by Alicia Saso of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio featuring Wood Bar Top
Design by Alicia Saso of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

See this design and more by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio on their website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. More designs featuring a Reclaimed Chestnut Bar Top can be viewed on the Grothouse Countertop Image Library.  Like our page on Facebook to stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements.

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Reclaimed Chestnut Counter designed by Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro

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 Reclaimed Chestnut Counter designed by Shawna Dillon, ASID, NCIDQ of Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro.

Shawna Dillon of Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro
Shawna Dillon of Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro

About the Designer: Shawna Dillon is an award-winning Interior Designer and the Principal of Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro, employing over 16 years of experience with the Snaidero product. Shawna has a B.S. in Interior Design from Virginia Tech with a minor in Art History. She demonstrates her commitment to the design profession as an NCIDQ certificate holder and a professional member of ASID. Shawna offers her clients the expertise required to ensure that their project is completed on time and within budget, while reflecting the client’s individual tastes and improving the way their space functions.

A Tip from Shawna: Incorporating warmer elements, such as this cantilevered Grothouse reclaimed wood top, can help clients blend the elegance of a sleek contemporary cabinet style with a more transitional or traditional home.

Reclaimed Chestnut Counter designed by Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro
Reclaimed Chestnut Counter designed by Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro

Design Details

This kitchen won Kitchen & Bath Business magazine’s Showroom of the Year 2016 Award! Photographed by Gordon Beall Photography.

Cabinet Manufacturer: Snaidero – Paolo Pininfarina design in Coffe Elm and Burnished Gold with Bronze Glass

Cabinet Hardware: Snaidero & AK Metal

Flooring: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Countertops: R. Bratti Associates Caesarstone in Vanilla Noir, and Grothouse Flat Grain Reclaimed Chestnut Counter

Faucet: Waterstone in Chocolate Bronze

Sink: Julien Urban Edge

Backsplash: Architectural Ceramics NERI Field Tile in Bone

Stove: La Cornue CornuFé Series

Dishwasher: Miele

Other Appliances: Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler, Niche modern chandelier, Knoll stools

Reclaimed Chestnut Counter designed by Shawna Dillon
Reclaimed Chestnut Counter designed by Shawna Dillon of Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro

View more designs by Studio Snaidero D.C. Metro on their website, Facebook, Houzz, LinkedIn, and Instagram. To see more designs including a Reclaimed Chestnut Counter, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops

Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops by Grothouse
Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops radiate in rich, rustic charm. The wood exhibits an extremely unique character from hundreds of years of weathering. This look is nearly impossible to reproduce. Reclaimed Oak is also commonly referred to as Antique Oak.

Using Reclaimed Oak for your countertop is an environmental contribution because it is a recycled material. The reclaimed oak wood used by Grothouse to craft wood countertops is from dismantled antique Pennsylvania Barns. Each wood board is inspected and carefully juxtaposed to create a visually pleasing surface.

Designing Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops

Countertops crafted in Reclaimed Oak make a naturally stunning focal point in any space. While Reclaimed Oak countertops can be custom crafted for any style kitchen, we typically see them in country, rustic, and farmhouse style kitchens.

Reclaimed Oak Kitchen Island Bar Top designed by J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Kitchen Island Bar Top designed by J.S. Brown & Co.

A modern farmhouse kitchen in Columbus, Ohio designed by Monica Miller , CMKBD, CR of J.S. Brown & Co. features a Reclaimed Oak kitchen island bar top. The bar top accents the floating wood shelves and provides a comfortable seating area. The charm and warmth of the wood adds to the farmhouse feel of the design.

Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops designed by Landmark Cabinetry
Reclaimed Oak Countertop designed by Landmark Cabinetry

Landmark Cabinetry designed this Reclaimed Oak countertop for a kitchen island in Rock Hill, New York. The countertop makes for the perfect focal point in this rustic kitchen and compliments the wood beams gracing the ceiling.

Reclaimed Oak Countertops with Stove Top
Reclaimed Oak Countertop with a Stove Top

A stove top insert is conveniently located across from the main sink in the middle of the kitchen island. Food preparation is easily accomplished with this clever set up. Sealed in our exclusive Durata® Permanent Finish, this countertop is waterproof and durable.

Reclaimed Oak countertops can also include any of our other wood countertop features, including an integrated bowl or laser engraving of your favorite quote.

The Countertop Image Library features more designs with Reclaimed Oak Wood Countertops. For more information about Reclaimed Wood Countertops, visit this page on our website. Our Pinterest board features more Reclaimed Wood Countertop design inspiration.

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Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by J.S. Brown & Co.

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 Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by Monica Miller, CMKBD, CR of J.S. Brown & Co.

Reclaimed Oak Counter design by Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co.
Monica Miller, CMKBD, CR of J.S. Brown & Co.

About the Designer: Monica works with her clients from the earliest conceptual stages of their project design through to the final walk through. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design and is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (NKBA) and a Certified Remodeler (NARI). Monica has over 25 years of experience in the residential construction industry and joined J.S. Brown & Co. in 2002 as a designer and sales consultant.

A Tip from Monica: It’s very tempting to follow trends, instead discuss your needs and budget with your designer and try to make decisions based on your personal tastes, budget, and practical issues like durability and maintenance concerns. Your home should reflect your style, not just what you see on television.

Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by J.S. Brown & Co.

Design Details

Cabinet Manufacturer: Most existing cabinets remained and were painted. New pantry cabinet by Trail Cabinet.

Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs

Flooring: Oak Hardwood and Limestone Tile

Countertops: Venetian Gold Granite and Grothouse Flat Grain Reclaimed Oak Counter sealed with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Satin sheen.

Backsplash: Soho White 4×16 Subway Tile

Additional Comments and Advice: I love that this project reflects the style and youthful energy of the newlywed couple that lives here!

Reclaimed Oak Counter for a kitchen
Reclaimed Oak Counter for a kitchen designed by J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co.
Reclaimed Oak Counter designed by Monica Miller of J.S. Brown & Co.

View additional designs by J.S. Brown & Co. on their website, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. To see more designs including a Reclaimed Oak Counter, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking our page on Facebook.

Custom Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops

Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops crafted by Grothouse are a true piece of history.  Our salvaged reclaimed wood is predominantly gathered from antique Pennsylvania barns. Turning the wood into Stained Reclaimed wood countertops is a form of artistry. Each board has natural imperfections that tell a story centuries old.

Antique Pennsylvania Barn Beams for Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops
Stack of Antique Pennsylvania Barn Beams for Reclaimed Wood Countertops

Reclaimed Wood Countertops take many forms at Grothouse. Clients have recycled them for use as vanity countertops, bar tops, kitchen counters and even planter boxes. They add an organic element to the space. The timeless appeal of the wood enhances traditional, transitional and contemporary designs. The prevalent antique reclaimed woods available at Grothouse are Oak, Heart Pine and Chestnut.

While the natural reclaimed wood is beautiful in itself, some clients desire a stain application. This blog covers the topic of Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops crafted by Grothouse. The featured photography is of a Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Countertop designed by Geneva Cabinet Gallery.

Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops | Options

Reclaimed Wood Countertops can be stained with any of our 60 stock stains or it can be custom stained. We use a color lab for all stain matches. Matches will be within a delta E of 0.5 or less. Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops are typically stained with our stock stain applications.

Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops
Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop

The Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop pictured above was stained with one of our Stock Stains. It has a 1/8 inch Roundover Edge Profile on the Top Horizontal Edges, Bottom Horizontal Edges, and Vertical Corners.

Custom Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops by Grothouse
Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop

The pictured Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop includes an Integrated Synthesis Chicago Bar Rail and an Integrated Drink Rail. Below are more photographs of the same countertop.

Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops with Chicago Bar Rail
Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop with Chicago Bar Rail and Integrated Drink Rail
Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops with Bar Rail
Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop with Chicago Bar Rail and Integrated Drink Rail

Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops | Finish

All Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops are required to be finished with our proprietary Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish. This finish is maintenance-free and seals the countertop safely, protecting the stain from most household chemicals. Water left on the surface dries with no water rings. Red wine, vinegar, alcohol, soaps and coffee will not affect the finish.

To see more Stained Reclaimed Wood Countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library.

Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops

Adding Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops to any space is recycling at its high end finest. Reclaimed wood is a green alternative to using newer generations of wood for countertops. It is endorsed by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops exhibit the natural historical aspects of the originality of the wood. The natural historical aspects convey character and create an extremely unique appearance.
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop Surface by Grothouse
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop Surface by Grothouse

Designing | Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops

Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops take many forms at Grothouse. Clients have recycled them for use as vanity countertops, bar tops, kitchen counters and even planter boxes.

Pictured below is a Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Counter made in Flat Grain Construction to be used for kitchen countertops. This Reclaimed Wood Counter was designed by Classic Stone Works, Inc. The counter includes two mitered joints with pre-installed hidden hardware.

Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Counters by Classic Stone Works, Inc.
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Counters designed by Classic Stone Works, Inc.

Reclaimed Chestnut wood countertops can also take form as a Pastore™ Waterfall countertop. The Reclaimed Chestnut Pastore™ Waterfall Countertop pictured below was designed by KDW HOME Kitchen Designworks. The countertop includes one undermount sink cutout, two faucet holes, and two mitered joints.

Reclaimed Chestnut Pastore Waterfall Counter by KDW HOME Kitchen Designworks
Reclaimed Chestnut Pastore Waterfall Countertop designed by KDW HOME Kitchen Designworks

As earlier stated, Reclaimed Chestnut Countertops take many forms at Grothouse, including bathroom vanities. The Kitchen Strand designed the Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Bathroom Vanity shown below. This countertop is made in Edge Grain Construction. The countertop is complimented with a Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Backsplash.

Reclaimed Chestnut Bathroom Vanity by The Kitchen Strand
Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Bathroom Vanity designed by The Kitchen Strand

Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops | Facts

Reclaimed Chestnut is the rarest reclaimed wood. Reclaimed Chestnut wood countertops by Grothouse are derived from dismantled antique Pennsylvania Barns.

Learn more about Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertops and the other Reclaimed Wood Species available at Grothouse.

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.