I was recently commissioned to design and build a few pieces for some friends at a church in Long Beach, California (Long Beach Christian Fellowship – LBCF). The pieces were for the the foyer/lobby area that has a Italian villa meets modern sort of vibe – stonework columns, plaster-esque textured paint in earth tones, arc-vaulted ceilings, and giant floor to ceiling windows (that’s the modern part).
They needed a counter height information table, two cocktail tables, and three benches. I chose a material palette that could accomplish a modern/rustic vibe and an aesthetic that could be replicated and duplicated if they needed to add more pieces down the road.
The pieces are a combination of steel tubing and reclaimed barn wood from Vintage Timberworks. I used a spray black oxide on the steel to dull it down a bit and give it a warmer feel.
There’s a cubby/shelf behind the counter to store stuff.
The 12 foot counter is accompanied by two 30″x30″ cocktail tables, also on casters. The two tables create some flexibility in the space – they can be added on to the big table or remain free standing around the space.
I also fab’d up 3 benches using my standard bench design.
I love the character of this wood.
The space is still being worked on – more wall hangings, art and plants are needed – so when that’s complete I’ll post a few shots of the space in it’s entirety.