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Grothouse Lumber Makes This Old House

January 26, 2011

Grothouse Lumber was featured in a recent episode of the PBS home improvement television series This Old House, which followed a renovation project in Massachusetts. The project, which included asbestos removal, termite damage, new EPA lead-paint-removal laws, and conservation measures, proved a challenge to both the owners and the renovation team.

Grothouse was selected to manufacture a wood island countertop for the Auburndale House project located on Boston's Charles River. The house, a 1940s Colonial Revival home, received a full kitchen overhaul, which included installing Grothouse’s distressed 1-in. thick sapele mahogany island countertop. The flat grain design of the island, which is built using planks of wood, is a construction chosen to reveal the grain of the wood. Paired with Durata finish, the surface is maintenance free and ideal for countertops with sinks.

To see a slideshow and step-by-step description of the kitchen remodel, click here.
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