We love building out coffee shops. The first Amethyst location on Broadway offered our owner an inroad into custom furniture, so when we were approached to help with the second location we jumped at the opportunity.
We had the opportunity to design and fabricate on this project, including the bartop, die wall facade (steel), 24’ bench, 30” round table tops, and a custom dining table.
The rustic walnut was a pleasure to work with. The knots and coloration add complexity to the build, but they also add complexity to the texture of the finished product.
Our favorite piece is probably the die wall facade, which is 11 gage steel sheet, laser cut and broke. The breaks add a visual depth to the wall and draw the eye in to the shop.
The brass inlay on the face of the bar helped bring the texture of an old diner bar top that we thought was fitting, especially on the segmented lower bar.
The bench is a set of seven legs, built with bridal joints for strength, and augmented by a set of three laminated (solid walnut) slats to run along the back. The forward tilt of the back leg works with the bench up against the window wall.
The dining table needed to be able to fit into the corner and still have room for walking around, so we chose an oval top (which was cut with a 2 axis jig in-shop). The legs are built with bridal and lap joints.
We did a bit of site work as well, such as a bit of trim work, and a sink cabinet.
American Elm and steel.
Alteryx is one of the most exciting jobs we’ve had to date. We had the opportunity to build 3 pieces from our Strange Geometry line as well as a number of other custom pieces which we designed just for this space.
On our docket:
Custom bar-height table. For this piece we decided to invert the slab by cutting it in half and putting the live edge to the inside, which simultaneously accentuates natural edge of the wood and makes the table more manageable. The two pieces of the slab are supported with T-bars. For the steel base we put the lower structure at the height of a bar rail.
Strange Geometry 3. Stool. qty. 8
Strange Geometry 8. Chair. qty: 9
Strange Geometry 10: Cafe Table. qty: 5 (30” dia. American Elm tops)
Ski Shelves: This concept is direct from Ronan Design Group, who tasked us with mounting five sets of classic skis as floating shelves on a wall. It worked!
Coffee Table for Gamers. This coffee table was built as a waterfall, under which there are two shelves for a gaming console, games and controllers, and a false back to hide wiring of the gaming console.
Bar Top: 13’ American elm bar top, with cutouts for a sink and three taps.
Couch platforms: tiny decks for each section of the couch
Huckleberry Roasters - Pecos
White oak, steel, baltic birch ply, waxed canvas.
Huckleberry approached us about remodeling their flagship location in the fall of 2016. This was our first fully in-house design and fabrication project.
The folks at Huck wanted more room behind the bar and they wanted to seat more folks. We layed out the space to do both.
Bars. The bartop has more seating space now, and a great feel with the white oak. We added brass inlays to bring the linear theme from our tables to the bar top.
Screen Wall / Back Bar. This is still one of the best designs we’ve ever put together. The laser-cut steel panels create and orb effect, which is crosshatched with the wood shelves. The two elements are joined with a lap joint at each intersection, so there is no need for fasteners between the two.
Strange Geometry 8. Chair. qty. 24
Strange Geometry 10. Cafe Table. qty. 17
Booths. For the booths we wanted to keep it simple. We added a bit of waxed canvas cushioning, fastened with brass rivets and brass fasteners.
Ash bar top with custom gray stain, black powder-coated steel, black waxed steel.
We worked with our buds at Zeppelin, Dynia Architects, and Commonwealth Coffee to transform the old Boxcar Roasters shop and bring people inside of the space. We redid the old steel framing under the bar, adding a lot of square footage to the existing, including a roll-out espresso bar that moves in and out when the overhead wall comes down to close the space. We also built two elbow bars inside the space and installed the powder-coated steel panels and steel trim for the die wall. We produced shop-drawings of modifications to the bar and designed the elbow bars.
This was a fun project we did with our friends at Workplace Elements. The feature piece for us was a set of slatted white oak booths with laser-cut steel facing. We also made a pair of giant, orange picnic benches made of red oak. We did a rustic bench with reclaimed beams. Lastly, we sourced some beetle-kill stumps for a bit of unconventional seating throughout the space.
We were honored to work with Arch11 architects to build their beautiful concepts for Brider. The restaurant is brought to you by the wonderful folks who brought you Oak at 14th in Boulder and Acorn, at the Source in Denver. The concept brought together steel and reclaimed oak, which came from boards used to transport giant, steel pipes across the country on trains.
Our scope included:
Large banquette. Slatted front and back with a screen wall return. Steel base.
Seven steel parsons tables with reclaimed oak tops
Five cafe tables. Pedestal bases. reclaimed oak tops with steel wrap
Two large community tables.
Two Bar Tables.
This was our first project ever (yet one we visit often for the OMFG taco). This project was done in collaboration with Fin Art Co. who did all the design work as well as the rest of the furniture package.
Our Scope included:
Reclaimed pine bartop. Our goal with this piece was to make the bar look like it had been drug out of the ocean from a sunken ship and dried in the sun for forty years on a beach in Mexico. To accomplish this we burned the reclaimed timbers and brushed away the soft grain, leaving deep variations in the grain, and then we oxidized the bartop before finishing it.
Reclaimed wall cladding. Weather-worn cedar can add a wonderful texture to a space, as exemplified here.
If you haven’t been to this restaurant, please go. Fin Art’s design work is spot on, and the tacos are too.
The folks at Marly and Co. Design Studio brought us on to help realize some of their wild ideas that would bring a new life to The Gables apartment building on Speer. Our contributions included: a 12’ tall ski chair swing direct from Eldora Ski area; a fifteen foot long exterior table top made from Ipe; a sign for their bike shop; a bicycle wheel screen wall; and a movable bar made with hardware from an old trolley cart. We also made some custom reclaimed screens, on which they mounted artwork.
Make, Believe Bakery
Our good friends at Make Believe Bakery brought us on to add a storefront to their commercial bakery.
We did all the design and fabrication on the project. We love die wall facades, as you may have noted, and wanted to use color to draw people in off the street. The bright pink contrasted nicely with the wormy maple that we used for the bar.
make, believe bakery
make, believe bakery
make, believe bakery
make, believe bakery
Yes, you remember them from all of the ads on NPR! We had the opportunity to build a few conference tables for these sweet folks. They were even kind (and strong) enough to help us haul these beasts up three flights of stairs when they got to site.
The facade on the reception desk is reclaimed fencing, and the cabinets are white oak ply, edged in white oak. The surface is white melamine.
The conference tables are steel bases and oxidized white oak butcher block tops.
Oak at 14th.
We had another opportunity to work with the folks from Brider at their first restaurant! When Oak opened its doors, they had tops that were built by a friend in his garage of 2x4s bolted together on the wide face. The thickness of the tops made them an awkward height with the bases that they used. While the restaurant closed for a deep clean and small remodel, we took the tops, routed out the bottom of the bases so that the bases would sit up inside the top, lowering the surface of the table. Then we stained the tops with an ebony and finished them with an oil-based polyurethane.
This was our second big project and our second collaboration with our good friends at Fin Art Co. Design work was done by Rowland & Broughton.
Table tops and bar were all made from semi-truck flooring and steel.
Two large community tables
20’ bartop with return
window bar table
dish and trash cabinet
Queen City General Store
Our buds were looking to open a lifestyle store on 13th and we were really excited to help with the buildout. All design and fabrication was done by us.
accent wall: reclaimed cedar, charred
Corner Shelves: steel and ply
clothing racks: steel and reclaimed pine. Oxidized wood.