Grothouse Solid Wood Surfaces in This Old House® Cape Ann Project

As participants in many past THIS OLD HOUSE® projects, Grothouse is thrilled to make their seventh appearance on the show in Season 41 – The Cape Ann House. The episode covers Move in Day. Work is complete on the Cape Ann Shingle Style project. The team tours the finished home, celebrating all the repaired historic details and the new elements that keep with its original style.

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The Project: The Cape Ann House: Putting the history back into this turn-of-the-century beauty, homeowners John and Molly plan to strip away the 1970s carpet, cracking balusters, and doors to nowhere and reclaim the history of this rambling shingle-style home.

Season: 41

Program: TOH 1826/3926 (Cape Ann Part 10 of 10)

Original Air Date: 5/28/2020

Grothouse Highlight: Designed by Venegas and Company, Grothouse crafted a series of custom solid wood surfaces for the home’s offices, powder room, kitchen, and mudroom.

This Old House Season 41 Episode 26

Live Edge Desk This Old House Cape Ann Project

Live Edge Desk

One office features a Walnut wood desk with a Live Edge slab top and sides. It also features a custom grain matched hidden outlet cover. The desk drawers were well thought out and custom built to have an access hole in the bottom for power cords, enabling the homeowners to hide the wires for their computer and accessories.

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Walnut Desktop This Old House Cape Ann Project

Walnut Desktop

A Walnut wood desktop with a unique mitered assembly was crafted for the second office.

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Live Edge Powder Room Vanity Top This Old House Cape Ann Project

Live Edge Powder Room Vanity Top

The powder room features a Walnut Live Edge slab for the vanity top, supporting a Kohler basin sink.

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Random Mix Kensington Butcher Block This Old House Cape Ann Project

Random Mix Kensington Butcher Block for the Kitchen Island

The kitchen island butcher block will be crafted out of Kensington Wood™, one of a series of species exclusively available at Grothouse.

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Kensington Mud Room Bench Top This Old House Cape Ann Project

Kensington Mud Room Bench Top

For a cohesive look throughout the home, Kensington Wood™ bench tops were also crafted for the mudroom.

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