It was a privilege to be part of the fit out for such an awesome brew pub. In keeping with the industrial feel of the place we supplied timbers salvaged from the Q Store Woolstores demolitions to make the bar tops, tables, flooring and shelving.
It’s full of recycled timber, awesome steel work and the food is incredible. We were stoked to supply so much timber to this place.
More from Akiba in Canberra's CBD. The 200mm x 200mm Blackbutt ceiling feature beams are recycled from the Q Stores Woolstore in Alexandria. The super heavy 60mm thick Blackbutt bar top and bottle shelves were made from timber salvaged from purlins in house rooves. The tables we made from 100 year old floor joists salvaged from the Wedderburn Scales Factory in Ashfield. The very cool timber fish scale wall cladding and the lights that overhang the bar were also produced by Thor’s Hammer, made recycled Blackbutt.
We sourced a bunch of recycled Blackbutt salvaged from the Q Store Woolstores in Alexandria. This made one massive bar top for Hopscotch, the back bar shelving and some pretty cool looking beer tap handles.
Hippo & Co - Cocktail & Whiskey Bar
We built the bar top out of flooring recycled from the Bicentennial Basketball Stadium in Penrith. It goes well with all the old skis, stuffed animal heads and bits and pieces they have collected to decorate their walls. And it gets a great workout every night by the cocktail staff.
The bar top is made out of Brushbox wharf decking recycled from the Mayfield Coal Wharf in Newcastle. There is some great crocodile skin pattern cracking in the timber, which we have only lightly dressed.
Bar top and tables made from old house ridgeboards. The herringbone parquetry floor was made out of old Tallowwood factory flooring we docked to length. They didn't sand it back and left the old surface and it looks great.
Me & Mrs Jones - Bar & Restaurant
The bench tops are 50mm thick, made from 100 year old Blackbutt joists from the Wedderburn Scales factory in Ashfield.
A Baker - Restaurant & Bar
A fire went through these heritage buildings in New Acton. They left the burnt walls exposed and laid flooring we salvaged from the Email factory in Zetland.