Saxon Wood Counters, Bar Tops and Butcher Blocks

Description: Saxon Wood is the first of a series of specially curated woods, hand selected and sourced by Paul Grothouse. Saxon Wood has been chosen for its stunning visual appeal and unique appearance. Saxon Wood counters, bar tops, and butcher blocks are exclusively available at Grothouse.

Color: The wood has base color tones ranging from yellow to tan to brown. It is accented with grey and black striations resembling Spalted Maple.

Grain: Wavy, irregular

Janka Hardness: The hardness and characteristics of Grothouse Saxon Wood closely mirror the Mahogany wood family.

Price Level: Compares to other exotic woods like Zebrawood and Wenge.

Saxon Wood Counters | Construction Styles

When designing Saxon Wood Countertops, you must first decide which Construction Style you want depending on your desired use for the counter. Saxon Wood is available in End Grain Construction and Flat Grain Construction.

End Grain Construction is the premium construction style for direct food preparation. End Grain Countertops are typically referred to as Butcher Blocks. Saxon Wood End Grain Butcher Blocks have a required minimum thickness of 2-1/2 inches. The image shown above is a Saxon Wood Butcher Block.

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Flat grain Construction is generally preferred for an aesthetic furniture surface that enhances the grain of the wood. Flat Grain Construction is commonly known as Wide Plank Style. Saxon Wood Flat Grain Counters have a required minimum thickness of 1-3/4 inches. The image shown above is a Flat Grain Saxon Wood Counter.

Saxon Wood Counters | Finishes

Saxon Wood Butcher Blocks are finished with Grothouse Original Oil. Grothouse Original Oil is completely food safe and compliments the desired use for direct food preparation. The oil needs to be maintained on a regular basis depending on the environment and amount of use.

Saxon Wood Counters and Bar Tops can be finished with either Grothouse Original Oil or Durata® Permanent Finish. They can also be stained with Grothouse Stock Stains or Custom Stain Matched to a customer provided sample. Any stained wood counter or bar top must be sealed with Durata® Permanent Finish.

Designs with Saxon Wood

Click on the images below to learn more about the projects pictured.

Saxon Wood Island Countertops Crafted in the USA for a Farmhouse Kitchen in Dillsburg Pennsylvania

Award Wining Wood Vanity Top Designed by Design Studio West in San Diego, California

Saxon™ Wood Mini Bar Top for Design by Kate Connolly of Homestead Kitchens in Littleton MA

Large Saxon Wood™ Conference Table Designed by The Interior Design Group Ltd. in Lisle, Illinois

Custom Saxon Wood™ Hand Planed Countertop

Custom Saxon Wood™ Pastore™ Table in Ephrata, PA

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