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Aug 27, 2014

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.