Main Category: Commercial
Sub Category: Hospitality
Fairfield Woodworks, in Lancaster, OH, is a custom cabinet shop. Their typical job is in residential homes, providing custom kitchen and bath cabinetry, built ins, office, bar and entertainment centers as well as custom millwork projects.
Describe the project, what makes it unusual, and/or any outstanding characteristics.
Project Description: The project was for a clubhouse in a upscale apartment complex. We were hired by the apartment company and worked with an interior design firm to bring their project to fruition. We furnished several different cabinets and millwork items for this project. All of the items were very different in nature from the rift sawn white oak walls and arches to the painted green bar walls. The reception desk was built with sloped walls and removable panels so the leather could be attached. We built the large arch openings in the shop and finished them as one. We built these so we could get the best possible finish and product in an controlled environment. The distressed mantel was made of poplar material, painted in flat chalk paint and distressed. The large mantel is an entry and was 19’ long 3’ tall. The bar unit was built in birch material cabinetry and paneling. The bar wall was built by us to insure a proper fit of all paneling and cabinetry.
What makes it unusual There were a lot of unusual challenges with this project. The large arches openings were challenging because of size; they were over 8’ tall and 9’. Moving the arches around the shop and onto the project was not easy task as they were 6" over legal width to haul in trailer. The designers wanted an art deco feel to the space so we incorporated 2 1/2” wide stepped flutes on an arch for the bar. The bar top was built in shop and was 26’ long. We made it solid and staged the butt joints in the top so it looked like it was one piece. The designers also specified that we attach oriental rugs to the the front center of the bar, which was another very unusual item on this project.
Outstanding characteristics: This was a challenging project with many outstanding characteristics. The first thing you see when you come into this clubhouse is a wall that is 23’ tall with five arched opening in rift sawn white oak. After you see the wall of wood you are drawn to the huge opening to the office with a 19’ long distressed mantel and reception desks with leather walls. The second floor bar has a lot of character from it green paneled arches, applied oriental rugs and the wall piece showcased a large arched opening housing the televisions.
List any items that were outsourced.
Radius trim was outsourced, leather wrapping on reception area, and rug application on front of bar.