Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Finally Here!

I’ve been waiting for a stain sample of butcher block for the new kitchen counters at the Squash House for quite some time! The builder thought he had ordered them back in October, but they never arrived. So I called before Christmas and placed another order. And because of the weather, the holidays and whatever else, they were delayed - until now! Can you see me skipping about? Here is what they sent:

We are using a company called Grothouse Lumber in Pennsylvania. I first saw their work on an episode of This Old House and later in This Old House magazine. I’ve always had an affinity for wood - my Lithuanian grandfather among other things was a woodworker. (You could even call me a tree-hugger in the literal sense - LOL) I think beautiful wood runs through my veins! I asked for samples of their honey colored stains. See the heart? That is the color I’ve picked.

And check the back of the sample - they even “branded” in their signature - too classy!
Now I'm going off to figure out what kind of edge treatment I want!


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I have a butcher block island, and that is the exact color, love your choice!

Anonymous said...

That is the exact shade I would have picked as well. Love your 56 drawer chest. I could easily fill those upj X2 in my sewing room..A place for everything and everything in it's place..Louise

CJ said...

Oh it's gorgeous, I so love honey colored woods! Pine and Maple are my favorites, yum!

Libby said...


*karendianne. said...

Something invigorating yet invincible. Something refreshing and reliable. Something servicable and shapely. Something classic and crisp.

Like I even know! Good luck though.

Willow Lake Stitches said...


That is a perfect choice. . . in fact, it looks JUST like mine!

Oh boy, one more step closer to being done! Congratulations !


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