Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
Tiling the bar floor. Exciting, we can put the equipment in as soon as it's finished, and our tilers are brilliant. But, a long and laborious job. Because the bar's so big, we need extensive sloping to make sure all water makes it to floor sinks-an expensive and time-consuming affair! Next time we use epoxy!!
More panelling up, spending lots of time figuring our how to make the lines of the panelling meet up in a coherent way. But looking good!
Security grills go up-gonna paint the black and possibly cover with vines, should look great!
Built some stairs to descend from the bocce area, lots of other odds and ends tied up, but the focus on the panelling. Got our test wall up and running, lots of time devoted to which detailing feature would be used.
In the end all agreed that the bottom right section of the wall, with horizontal trim running through the intersections, tied off with a nice vertical line, was the way to go.
Test run for the bar top-using slate from reclaimed pool tables. Polished up, with the various holes filled in creative ways, should look great!
And the view across the street-Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, co-owned by one of the members of Green Day, makes a splash!
Today things started to roll. We brought in an amazing group of carpenters, and they put the pressure on us to get things moving.
Put strips up along bocce fire wall, ready for sheetrock and then panelling.
Started laying the floorboards on top of their moisture barrier whilst others were knocking out the crossbeams to go between the columns.
Began the adventure of designing the detailing for the mahogany panelling, and it's trim. This will eventually cover 75% of the walls.
Got the crossbeams over the backbar in place, the backbar itself will be made out of copper, very excited to see how it will turn out!