Germansville, PA – Always on the cutting edge of wood working technology, Grothouse Lumber Company has developed the Synthesis Bar Rail™. The Chicago Style Synthesis rail is carved directly from the countertop surface, solving the design dilemmas traditionally associated with classic Chicago Bar Rail that was historically applied to the countertop as a separate piece. The cohesive flowing grain of Synthesis Bar Rail™ is a breathtaking modern spin on Classic Chicago Bar Rail.

Each Synthesis Bar is custom carved to the design specification. This allows the organic shape of the Synthesis Bar Rail™ to be designed by the client. In addition, Grothouse offers a standard Chicago Bar rail shape, designed to be ergonomic and a comfortable place for patrons to rest their arms. The solid carved rail is grain matched to the wood bar counter.

Synthesis enables the design to include unlimited arcs and curves with a tight inside radius. The carved nature of the rail ensures a smooth bottom surface on the overhangs and clean end terminations that do not require an additional cap to finish. “We are excited to breathe new life into traditional Chicago Rail and offer an inspiring product exclusive to Grothouse, the trade response to Synthesis Bar Rail is awe-inspiring” states owner and founder, Paul Grothouse.

ABOUT GROTHOUSE The Grothouse Lumber Company is the premier provider of custom-built wood countertops, butcher blocks, bar tops and tables. Established in 1994, Grothouse is the most technically advanced manufacturer in the wood surfaces market. Their products are consistently featured in magazines and books as well as This Old House® television show. Their exclusive water-proof Durata® permanent finish has been specially formulated to create the most waterproof coating available on the market today and can be found in commercial and residential projects worldwide. Each custom-built top can be configured from more than 60 responsibly harvested wood species. Each organic surface ships within a 2-3 week timeframe and arrives with a comprehensive lifetime warranty. The Grothouse commitment to the environment, quality, and customer service guarantees a product that exceeds every client’s expectations. For more information, please visit

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