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Grothouse Island Countertop featured in Episode of This Old House

This Old House NewtonGrothouse was a proud participant in a THIS OLD HOUSE® renovation project in Newton, MA.

The homeowners had located the perfect house, but the property needed major renovations to create the house of their dreams. Part of the renovation focused on creating a completely new kitchen, with a large working island that included an adjacent seating area. The design was conceived by Venegas & Company of Boston, MA.

Grothouse Lumber built and installed a 3" thick end-grain Burmese Teak island top that became the centerpiece of the kitchen. The island featured an undermount sink, Grothouse’s signature Super Double Roman Ogee edge detail and a food-grade oil finish. In addition, Grothouse constructed a table top to match some existing pedestal bases that the owners had in the family.

This Old House Teak Island Top During the episode, show host Norm Abram paid a visit to the Grothouse manufacturing facility in Germansville, PA to learn more about the construction process for the top. Owner Paul Grothouse then traveled to the Newton location to delivery and install the island top.

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