Wood Bar Tops by Grothouse can be crafted for Commercial and Residential use. Bar Tops can be constructed in any configuration: construction style, wood species, edge profiles, shape, or size.
Grothouse offers two distinct bar molding styles. The bar molding style you choose should take cues from the design of the space. Traditional bars have Chicago Bar Rail, designed to provide a place for guests to rest their arms. Chicago Bar Rail also helps avoid spilled drinks from falling into guests laps or onto the floor. Grothouse crafts the Chicago Bar Rail of the same wood specie as the bar surface to ensure a uniform look.
The Bar Top shown below includes a Chicago Bar Rail. This bar was designed by Ruth Schoeneberger of Morris Black.
The other molding style available at Grothouse is the Synthesis™ Bar Rail. Synthesis™ Bar Rail is a Chicago style bar rail that is carved into the bar surface on site with the same wood species lot as the bar top.
Commercial Wood Bar Tops
Commercial Wood Bar Tops provide professional clients with the highest quality wood surfaces in the industry. Grothouse crafts the bar to meet your objective of a stunning warm design with an efficient use of space for servers and consumers. Each bar top is crafted to the clients’ custom design, including all cut outs, features and shapes. Grothouse bars always arrive ready to install.
Grothouse is the exclusive provider of Durata® Waterproof wood countertop finish. This commercial grade finish has been used for years in commercial bars, restaurants and country clubs throughout the United States. Durata® Finish is waterproof, so spilled drinks and stains are no longer a worry. The finish is permanent and does not require reapplication, which allows you to stay open for business with no shut downs necessary. Durata® is designed so it does not flake or yellow like polyurethane finishes and is more chemically resistant than Spar Varnishes. Durata® is available applied on wood bar tops crafted by Grothouse and is not sold as a stand-alone product.
Pictured above is The New Continental Tavern in Pennsylvania. The Wood Bar is crafted of Sapele Mahogany in Flat Grain Construction. The bar includes Chicago Bar Rail and is sealed with Durata® Finish.
Residential Wood Bar Tops
Bar Tops are popular in basements of residential homes. Wood Bars are a warm and inviting area to entertain friends and family. The residential bar pictured below was designed by PJ Stofanak Inc with luxury in mind. The Walnut Bar Top is finished with Durata® wood countertop finish. 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. The back bar has beautiful tile to accent the brown tones that dominate the design. Under counter wine fridge keeps cold bottles handy and a bar sinks makes clean up a breeze. The drapery protects the large screen television when not in use. This bar is an entertainers dream and the attention to detail speaks to the talented designers that created the space.
Opportunities are limitless for Commercial and Residential Grothouse Wood Bar Tops. You can view more photography of bars in our Photo Gallery.