Grothouse crafted a custom Sapele Mahogany Wood Counter for the large kitchen island. It is flat grain construction the highlights the grain of the wood. The countertop measures 4-1/2 feet wide x 8 feet long and contains an undermount sink. The Sapele Mahogany Counter is distressed to provide an aged appearance, a black glaze is applied to highlight the distressing and the counter is sealed with waterproof Durata® finish with a satin sheen. The island sits atop a striking green kitchen island, creating much needed storage and a large workspace.
The Project: This Old House helps the Sharma family renovate their 1940’s house on Boston’s famous Charles River.
Program: Program #3015 Auburndale Project, Part 15 of 16
Original Air Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:30pm ET
Grothouse Highlight: Paul Grothouse shows how he achieved the distressed finish for the large kitchen island.
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