Reclaimed Wood Tables

Reclaimed Wood Tables crafted by Grothouse are made from 100 percent real reclaimed, heirloom quality lumber. The wood used is predominately from eighteenth and nineteenth century Pennsylvania barns. The natural imperfections in reclaimed wood lend history, character, and beauty to any style design, from modern to industrial to traditional to rustic.

Reclaimed Wood Tables
Reclaimed Wood Table designed by Lobkovich


Reclaimed Wood Tables | Features

Reclaimed wood tables by Grothouse can be crafted for any desired use, whether you would like a reclaimed wood dining table, table top, coffee table, restaurant table, end table, etc. They can also include a variety of features to add function to the space. The reclaimed wood dining table featured in this blog post was designed by Lobkovich. The Grothouse team worked with the designers, J. Paul Lobkovich and Emily Neifeld, on the design of the table to include a multitude of features.

Reclaimed Wood Tables for dining
Reclaimed Chesnut Wood Table designed by Lobkovich

This reclaimed wood table can double as a dining area and a kitchen island. It has eight drawers, perfect for storage and organization. The table top is 1-3/4 inches thick and crafted of antique reclaimed chestnut in flat grain construction. The table is 50 inches by 98 inches and 37 inches in height.

Reclaimed Wood Table with Electrical Outlet
Reclaimed Wood Electrical Outlet Covers

One important feature was that the table had electrical outlets. Grothouse prepared the table for the outlets on the inside and outside of the drawers. In doing so, a one leg drilled with a hole was used so that wiring could be fed to each electrical unit. On the exterior, Grothouse crafted custom matching outlet covers of the same reclaimed wood to minimize the appearance of the outlets. On the interior, shallow outlets were used that featured USB plug-ins for easy access to charge phones and electrical devices.

Reclaimed Wood Tables with Stainless Steel Table Support
Stainless Steel Table Support

To help with lateral strength required to support a table of this size, a metal “X” was designed to mount to the underside of the table. The “X” was made of stainless steel and unlacquered brass and designed to complement the La Cornue Range and custom hood.

Reclaimed Wood Tables supported by Solid Wood Legs
Solid Reclaimed Wood Table Legs

The table is supported by solidly constructed reclaimed wood legs crafted out of the same chestnut wood as the table top.

Reclaimed Wood Tables with Simple Edge
1/8″ Roundover Edge Profile

The table top is complete with a 1/8 inch Roundover edge profile on the top horizontal edges, bottom horizontal edges, and vertical corners.

To view more designs featuring reclaimed wood tables by Grothouse, visit our Image Library. To see more designs by Lobkovich, visit their Houzz page.

Rustic Wood Countertops

Rustic Wood Countertops are becoming increasingly popular in today’s kitchen designs. Grothouse can create the ultimate Rustic Wood Countertop for any kitchen with two different resources: Reclaimed Wood Countertops and Distressed Wood Countertops.

Reclaimed Countertop design by Blue Bell Kitchens
Reclaimed Countertop designed by Blue Bell Kitchens

Rustic Wood Countertops | Reclaimed

Reclaimed Wood Countertops radiate rustic charm with their natural imperfections, which may include nail holes and insect scarring. Turning the reclaimed wood into rustic countertops is a form of artistry.

Reclaimed Rustic Wood Countertops by Grothouse
Reclaimed Rustic Wood Countertops by Grothouse

With their beautifully and naturally aged characteristics, the countertops add an organic element to any space. Their timeless appeal enhances traditional, transitional and contemporary designs. At Grothouse, our salvaged reclaimed wood is predominantly from antique Pennsylvania barns. They are also recycled from reclaimed wood beams. Nothing says “rustic” like antique, reclaimed wood. The prevalent antique reclaimed woods available at Grothouse are Oak, Heart Pine and Chestnut.

Reclaimed Rustic Wood Countertops
Reclaimed Rustic Wood Countertop designed by Blue Bell Kitchens

Rustic Wood Countertops | Distressed

Distressed Rustic Countertops by Grothouse
Distressed Rustic Wood Countertops by Grothouse

For those trying to achieve a rustic, old-world feel, Grothouse offers distressing for wood countertops. This deliberate process is artfully executed to mimic the wear that naturally occurs on older chopping blocks and wood surfaces. Glaze and stain can be added to accentuate the distressing. When you think of the term “rustic” you generally think of a worn out, antique piece of furniture. Grothouse allows you to choose the amount of rustic distressing with five standard levels.

Distressing Level 1: Lightly worn corners and edges with some light dings and dents.

Distressing Level 2: Moderate worn corners and edges; moderate dings and light drag marks

Distressing Level 3: Heavily worn corners and edges; numerous dings; spotty worm holes and moderate drag marks

Distressing Level 4: Very heavily and unevenly worn corners and edges; plentiful dings; clusters of worm holes; plentiful drag marks and termite tracks

Super Distressed: Very heavily and very unevenly worn corners and edges; plentiful dings and notch marks; clusters of worm holes; plentiful scratches and drag marks; waffle hammer dings and circular dings; heavy edge nicks; termite tracks.

Distressed Wood Countertop design by Heidi Piron
Distressed Wood Countertop designed by Heidi Piron

Grothouse also offers another form of distressing, referred to as Hand Planing.

Hand Planed Rustic Countertops by Grothouse
Hand Planed Rustic Wood Countertops by Grothouse

Hand Planed wood countertop surfaces look heavily distressed to mimic the elemental wear of wood that is seen over time. The process in hand planed artistry is done very carefully to assure that the wear does not look “purposeful” or “factory made”. The warm, textural element of Hand Planed Countertops are another form of Rustic Wood Countertops by Grothouse.

Rustic Countertop with Hand Planed Distressing designed by Wood-Mode
Rustic Hand Planed Countertop designed by Wood-Mode

You can see more Rustic Countertops and many more designs on 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.