Sunday, February 15, 2009

Store Front & Furnishings

This is a recent shot of a storefront we built back in 1984.  The commitment to using the best materials available paid off. Along with proper maintenance and appropriate materials (Honduras mahogany, marine plywood, marine epoxy, and stainless steel fasteners) this restaurant front is still looking good after all these years!

Demonstrating the versatility of Wilson & McCracken, the owner asked us to build 20 or so tables for the  local French restaurant.  The design is an adaptation of a traditional Shaker design.  Antique cherry was used for the legs.  The top featured hand planed boards secured from below with a sliding dovetailed stretcher.  The detail photo here is taken after 20 years in service.