The designers spent plenty of time planning out the back bar, and the contractor built some of the finest concrete curbs we’ve ever seen. This made it easier to install the bar walls with the exact finish we pride ourselves on. The bar top was made of three-inch solid Douglas fir, paired with a faux live edge on the top and raw steel below, and we finished the look with a corner joint detail that tied the individual slabs together with router bow ties.
We used mirrors on perimeter walls throughout the restaurant. For the frames, we combined custom steel bands and iron-nail studded fir from a 200-year-old building. And because we know a consistent feel is important everywhere, not just in the dining area, we also built five-panel, eight-foot-tall doors with transom window casings and jambs to carry the industrial look into the bathrooms.
We ran into capping challenges with the radius booths, which were managed by another seating contractor. We typically design and construct our own booths in-house with our upholstery team, but by communicating clearly with the site and subcontractors, our team effort resulted in an incredible finished product. And it looked even better in place with our custom pony walls.
At the client’s request, we built the ceiling from D-grade pallet board. It took a full B-train of material, two weeks to stain and install the wood, and an out-of-commission parking lot while we processed the reclaimed pallet board. But in the end, we created a rustic look that fit perfectly with the rest of the custom woodwork.