Commercial interior fit-up; taproom, wine bar, coffee shop, provisions
North Country General is a new establishment located in historic Jamaica, Vermont. The owners were in the process of opening this new business when they approached us. They were seeking to create an atmosphere that catered to two vastly different groups of individuals – locals, who would be frequenting the space consistently throughout the year and tourists, who would be arriving intermittently during the ever-changing Vermont seasons.
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Pallet Wood Treatment
The entire front of the bar was built using reclaimed pallet wood. However, we did not use the parts of the pallet that people tend to use for reclaimed furniture. Instead of using the top deck boards, we used the pieces of wood that are placed between the two decks of the pallet. This added layers of depth to the front treatment and completely changed the feel of the space. We used zinc for the bar top and added a coat of patina to add some character and age.
Behind the coffee station (pictured above), we cut the deck boards from the pallets into diamond shapes. When placed together to create the wall treatment, the individual pieces took on a 3D dimension!
To help maximize seating options and arrangements, we thought it was important to not clutter the small space with table and chairs. In order to maximize counter space for people to drink and eat on, we built a standing bar that spanned almost 12 feet! We used steel to fabricate a custom base that could be bolted to the floor or moved for events. To offset the heavy and industrial feel of the base, we poured white concrete tops.