From traditional to transitional to contemporary, Plato Woodwork does it all. Plato Woodwork shares the details of their displays that were at the Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) 2015 in the attractive pamphlet pictured below. Two of their six displays included Grothouse wood surfaces.
About the Wood Surfaces
The display featured on the cover of the pamphlet included a hand planed Walnut wood counter for the kitchen island. Hand Planed wood surfaces look heavily distressed to mimic the natural, 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 wood counter features a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile. Plato Woodwork provided us with a sample to custom stain match the counter to. It includes a glaze and was sealed with our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.
The next design featured an Ash wood Pastore™ waterfall table. Designers use Pastore™ tables to integrate wood surfaces into their contemporary and transitional designs. They find the addition of the wood surfaces helps improve the warmth and live- ability of any room. Using wood also helps quiet down a room and adds an organic textural element.
The table was crafted in edge grain construction and includes a 1/8″ Roundover edge profile on all exposed edges and vertical corners. It was sealed with our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in Matte sheen.
Grothouse is thrilled to have been a part of Plato Woodwork’s displays at KBIS 2015. To see more designs by Plato Woodwork, visit their website or Houzz page.
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.
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.
The Stained Reclaimed Chestnut Wood Countertop pictured above was stained with one of ourStock Stains. It has a 1/8 inch Roundover Edge Profile on the Top Horizontal Edges, Bottom Horizontal Edges, and Vertical Corners.
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 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.
Grothouse Stained Wood Countertops are unsurpassed for accuracy with a *Delta E of 0.5 or less of the desired color. Wood Countertops can be stained with a Grothouse stock stain, Custom stained to match a customer provided sample, or stained with a customer provided stain.
Wood Countertops crafted in Flat Grain Construction and Edge Grain Construction can include a stain application. Countertops crafted in End Grain Construction, also referred to as Butcher Blocks, cannot include a stain application.
All Stained Wood Countertops manufactured by Grothouse are required to be sealed with our exclusive proprietary finish, Durata® Permanent Finish. Durata® is a maintenance-free finish that not only makes your countertop completely waterproof, but also resistant to chemicals.
Stained Wood Countertops | Stock Stains
Stained Wood Countertops are designed in various ways. Grothouse offers over 40Stock Stainsand continue to add to our selection based on current trends and customer requests.
Leah Heinsius of Faralli Kitchen & Bath Design Studio designed the Ash Wood Countertop pictured below. Ash is naturally a light blonde color. The countertop was stained with our Stock Block Stain #05555 to look like Wenge. Wenge is naturally a dark brown, black color. Ash is a less expensive wood specie than Wenge, and staining allows the consumer to receive a countertop with a similar appearance without paying the price of Wenge. Staining also gives the consumer the ability to receive the color they desire for their countertop.
Collaborative Interiors designed the Laundry Room space pictured below. The African Mahogany Wood Countertop was stained with our Stock Stain The Favorite #03012.
Stained Wood Countertops | Custom Stain Matching
Choosing a Stock Stain and Glaze combination is another popular option for wood countertops. However, wood countertops are not limited to Stock Stain Applications. Grothouse also offers Custom Stain Matching.
Wood Countertops can be Custom Stained to match any customer supplied sample. We use a color lab for all matches. Custom Stain Matches will be within a *Delta E of 0.5 or less.Below is a sample of a custom stain match with the original matched item.
Marino Kitchen & Bath designed the kitchen pictured below. The Cherry Wood Counters were Custom Stain Matched to the cabinetry in the kitchen. This Custom Stain Match also includes Glaze.
Elkay Manufacturing designed the Cherry Countertop for a display featured in their booth at KBIS 2014. This countertop was Custom Stained to match the cabinetry and includes Glaze.
Customers can also provide Grothouse with a stain they wish to be applied to their Wood Countertop.
Kountry Kraft provided us with stain to be applied to the Cherry Wood Countertop shown below.
Mary Jo Peterson designed the Walnut wood countertop shown below. This design was on display at the National Kitchen and Bath Show in New Orleans (KBIS 2013) in the Hafele Booth. The Customer supplied the stain for the wood countertop and matching wood backsplash.
Wood Countertops can be stained with a Grothouse stock stain, Custom stained to match a customer provided sample, or stained with a customer provided stain. All Stained Wood Countertops manufactured by Grothouse will require a customer approved sample prior to production of the countertop. To see more Stained Wood Countertops, visit theCountertop Image Library.