We have been working on a really exciting bench top project for a client's lodge in Thredbo. It's nearing completion and we're stoked about how it's turning out so we thought we would share some snaps!
We worked with the client designing a massive kitchen waterfall, dining bench, ski boot bench, library and vanity, nutting out the best material to use for the unique finish and look they wanted to achieve. The main aim being to build using hardy, lasting materials with a weathered look, cut out to take ski boots and poles being strewn across surfaces.
Together with the client we ended up deciding on the weathered wharf timbers salvaged from the Pier 26 demolition back in 2014. After careful selection and drying procedures, we began treating the timber with different methods for the different items; grinding and brushing some sections for bench seat installations and dressing and filling others for joinery, we're almost there! More info on the demolition here.
Normally we only use timbers salvaged from the interior of buildings for joinery or furniture. For this job we needed to use the old wharf decking to get that really rustic, weathered look the client was after. It was great the client booked the job well in advance as it allowed us to have the timbers picked out and stabilising under cover for close to 5 months before starting the job. Really important with any timber that has been outside!
The team have been hard at it moving these huge pieces around the furniture workshop, joining large double waterfall pieces for the kitchen island bench and another for the library work surface. It it will all be heading up to the mountains next week for installation.
Looking forward to stopping in next season to check out how things are looking and maybe stoke up a fondue pot with the clients!
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