Custom Wood Surfaces for Small Spaces

Custom wood surfaces for small spaces are always a genius idea. Wood surfaces can be designed to include a multitude of features that add function and value to a small space. Most wood surfaces can be used for food preparation as well as a dining area, depending on the construction style of the wood and the finish you choose for the surface. Wood also helps to quiet down a space. Keep reading for some design inspiration of small spaces with custom wood surfaces by Grothouse.

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Custom Wood Surfaces designed by Griffey Remodeling for a small kitchen
Design by Griffey Remodeling

These Maple wood countertops were designed by Griffey Remodeling for this small kitchen in Columbus, Ohio. The piece to the right of the stove features a drop leaf extension with hidden hardware.

Custom Wood Surfaces with Drop Leaf Extension
Drop Leaf Extension. Design by Griffey Remodeling

When the drop leaf is in the up position, it allows for additional counter space. When it is down, it allows for more kitchen space. Custom wood surfaces including a drop leaf feature are perfect for small spaces.

Custom wood surfaces in a small space designed by Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop
Design by Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop

This space in Boston, Massachusetts was designed by Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop. This space includes a custom maple wood countertop along the very back wall with an undermount sink. The space also includes a matching maple Pastore™ table. The countertop along the back wall provides extra counter space for food preparation. The Pastore™ table provides more counter space, for laundry or food preparation. It can also serve as a dining area if desired.

Custom wood surfaces designed by Stefan Hurray of Architect Design
Design by Stefan Hurray of Architect Design

The entry way pictured above was designed by Stefan Hurray of Architect Design. Stefan designed custom walnut wood countertops for this space with distressing to level 4. The wood countertops help to quiet down the small area, while also adding character and warmth.

To see more designs of custom wood surfaces for small spaces, visit our Houzz or Pinterest profiles.

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.

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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.