Grothouse Lumber introduces Live Edge wood surfaces
August 15, 2011 | 11:43 pm CDT
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Grothouse Lumber introduces Live Edge wood surfaces

(Germansville, PA) – The Grothouse Lumber Company, a premier supplier of custom-built wood counters, tables and bar tops, has added Live Edge wood surfaces to its already extensive customization offerings. This new product line enables designers to include natural edge solid wood countertops in their design aesthetic.

Clients can select blanks from many species of wood, and range in style from earthy Black Walnut or iridescent Sapele Mahogany. The live edge blanks are available in a great variety of lengths and widths to suit your particular design aesthetic. Grothouse Live Edge wood products embrace nature’s design. The characteristic slab shapes, figure, cracks, mineral streaks and wormholes, ensure each piece is unique, as it is in nature. Each surface is meticulously sanded and finished. The result is a distinctive, yet functional art form.

Grothouse has paid particular attention to the supply chain aspects of this product, previously available only as a very special order product. Grothouse has developed extensive in-house stock and direct supplier relationships to give designers a great breath of inventory to choose from. By adding the Live Edge category into the Grothouse family of products, Grothouse can ship the finished surfaces in a staggeringly short lead time of 2 to 3 weeks. All this is combined with Grothouse’s second to none fabrication, finishing, quality and service.

Grothouse recommends the surface be finished with specially-formulated Durata® permanent finish, one of the most durable and reliable protective coatings currently available on the market today. The Live Edge products are crafted in the USA and sold to the trade only. All Live Edge surfaces will arrive with a lifetime warranty.

“Any of the elements of Live Edge surfaces can be enhanced with the countless features we currently offer.” explains owner Paul Grothouse. “We are excited about this new product line that embraces the organic nature of our wood surfaces,”


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.

SOURCE: The Grothouse Lumber Co.

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