Grothouse Lumber featured on This Old House project

(Germansville, PA) – Grothouse Lumber, a premier manufacturer of custom-built wood surfaces, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the PBS home improvement television series This Old House®. The episode marks the third appearance for the Lehigh Valley based wood surfaces manufacturer.

Grothouse was selected to manufacture a wood island countertop for the Auburndale House renovation project in Massachusetts. The project, located on Boston's most famous Charles River involved the complete renovation of a 1940s Colonial Revival home as part of the This Old House® 31st season nationally.
Grothouse constructed a distressed 1 ¾-inch thick Sapele Mahogany island countertop as the centerpiece of the home’s newly-renovated kitchen. The episode, taped November 4, features owner Paul Grothouse installing the island top and describing the steps to create the distressed appearance.

“It’s an incredible honor to be included in another episode of This Old House®,” stated owner Paul Grothouse. “It is one of the most well-respected home improvement resources currently available, so for us to be considered as a supplier and participant is phenomenal.”

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.

Grothouse was previously featured as part of a 2009 episode of This Old House®. The project, located in Newton Centre, MA, included a 2½-inch thick Sapele Mahogany island countertop as the centerpiece of the home’s newly-renovated kitchen.

The latest episode will begin airing in mid January. Interested individuals can find the air times by visiting the This Old House® website and clicking on the link for “Show Descriptions” listed next to “Auburndale House.”


Located in Eastern Pennsylvania, The Grothouse Lumber Company is the premier provider of custom-built wood countertops, Butcherblocks, bar tops and tables. Established in 1994, Grothouse is the most technically advanced manufacturer in the wood surfaces market and their products are consistently featured in countless magazines and books as well as the television show This Old House®. Their water-resistant Durata® permanent finish has been specially formulated to create one of the most durable protective coatings available on the market today. Each custom-built top can be configured from more than 60 responsibly harvested wood species, 30 standard edge profiles, and 40 stock stains. All products can be constructed with Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood species and qualify for a range of LEED certification credits. 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.
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SOURCE: The Grothouse Lumber Co.

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