Thursday, April 22, 2010
All-purpose bar furniture
The furniture has been delivered to the pub. I'll give you all a sneak peek.
The wood used to build the bar, benches, and tables were all donated by Glasgow Wood Recycling. GWR is a social enterprise that received reclaimed lumber, whiskey barrels, church pews, and other wood products and they turn them into new household and yard furniture. Much of what they build becomes raised-bed planters that they take to schools.
Originally we were going to make picnic tables but I was inspired by the raised-bed planters that I saw when visiting the GWR. I turned one of the planters on end and realized it would make a good bench. So, all the furniture in the pub has been inspired by the planters, they all have the same basic design, with different dimensions. I'm more satisfied with this all-purpose design that is implemented into the bar, shelving, benches and tables. When the pub has closed, the furniture will be returned to the earth...as planters.
You will have to come to the Market Gallery Pub on April 30th to see the rest.
To see more of what Glasgow Wood Recycling builds and makes, you can visit their retail location in Glasgow:
Glasgow Wood Recycling
Dear Green Place
Dalcross St., Partick, Glasgow G11 5RE