Custom Wood Bar Countertops in a space designed by Roger Yiengst of Kountry Kraft

Our Custom Wood Bar Countertops blog features the industry’s most talented and innovative designers throughout the United States and abroad. This featured space was designed by Roger Yiengst of Kountry Kraft.  Kountry Kraft is a family-owned business, established in 1959, that has evolved into one of the premier custom kitchen and custom cabinet manufacturers in the country. They are dedicated to staying the course of four guiding principles: craft the highest quality, custom product; deliver it on schedule; price it fairly; and be honest, genuine and friendly. Kountry Kraft is located in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania. Grothouse is truly honored to have been part of this project. After reading this blog, you can like Kountry Kraft on Facebook and follow them on Houzz to see more of their designs.

About the Designer: 

Roger Yiengst has been with Kountry Kraft since 1977. Roger assumed the position of Sales Manager and Representative in 1995.

Custom Wood Bar Countertops designed by Kountry Kraft
Custom Lyptus Bar Tops with Synthesis Bar Rail™ designed by Roger Yiengst of Kountry Kraft

 Design Details

Perimeter Countertops: Grothouse Lyptus Wood Bar Tops crafted in Flat Grain Construction (also known as Wide Plank Style) with a Synthesis Bar Rail™

Backsplash: Grothouse Custom Lyptus Wood Backsplash

Cabinetry: Kountry Kraft

Cabinetry Hardware: Cliffside

Other Appliances: Sub Zero Wine Cooler

Grothouse Custom Wood Bar Countertops: Custom Lyptus Wood Bar Tops with Synthesis Bar Rail

How to contact the designer of the Custom Wood Bar Countertops: 

Kountry Kraft

P.O. Box 570

291 South Sheridan Road

Newmanstown, PA 17073

1 (877) 677-9833

Roger Yiengst of Kountry Kraft designed Custom Wood Bar Countertops
Custom Lyptus Wood Bar Countertops with Synthesis Bar Rail™ designed by Roger Yiengst

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 over 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.

You can see more images of Custom Wood Bar Countertops in the Grothouse Image Library.

Wood Counter Tops Are Rediscovered

Experts in construction and related businesses are always looking for the next big trend in the building industry. Kitchens, in particular, make a great place to try out new and exciting ideas for counter tops. Who would’ve thought that wood counter tops, one of the oldest building materials, would turn into the next ‘in’ design style?

Through the booming ’90s, some great counter tops were made of tile. That progressed into stone tiles and, almost overnight, into granite cut tiles. However, even the pristine nature of granite slabs can become out-of-date and monotonous when overused.

In the age of sustainability and durability of products, wood products can certainly be a prominent eco-friendly choice. One of the many reasons is because of the excellent durability and versatility of wood. With proper forest management initiatives that are in place, wood can be a more sustainable product to utilize versus solid surfaces that are harvested from deep within the Earth. Also, wood provides an almost limitless variety in materials from local hardwoods to worldwide favorites like flat grain bamboo or zebra wood.

Zebrawood  Wood Counter top
Zebrawood Wood Counter top

Wood also has many practical advantages as well. End grain construction has typically been used for cutting boards with good reason. Not only is it extremely durable, but it is also very forgiving of cutting and scratch marks.  The porous nature of wood has also been proven to be more sanitary than even plastic in kitchen cooking areas.  Plus, with proper care, a wood kitchen counter top will last for many decades, making it a viable investment for any home or business owner.

With an endless array of styles available, many home and business owners are finding wood is the best choice for their kitchen counter tops. From light wood varieties to darker custom finishes, and many different styles in between, wood offers an endless assortment of choices. With added options, drain boards and cutting boards can be incorporated right into wood kitchen counter tops.

For a wide variety of choices for your kitchen remodel, choose a leader in the lumber industry, The Grothouse Lumber Company. With a comprehensive warranty and years of industry service, the Grothouse Lumber Company is the premiere choice in commercial bar tops and wood kitchen counter tops. Click here to see all of the styles, finishes, and choices available!