May 14, 2011

Nails, nails, nails

For the fifth time this week, we scaled up the bar. Yeah, it's a bit tricky designing something, inch for inch, around a whole bunch of huge equipment that doesn't exist yet.

Since we don't know what we're going to buy (since it's going to be used), we don't have the measurements.  But this time, I think we got it. We pretty much made the bar and the back counter as wide as possible while still looking good, and it's all big enough to fit some serious refrigeration. Ugh! Hopefully, today was the last time we will have to change it.

Then, we tackled some nails. Yikes.

Remember all that wood that got thrown into the dumpster, and I made that poor guy go in and get it all back out? Yep, well now we have to suffer a little in order to be green. It once was a couple walls, and now it's going to be a bar!

After we denailed as much as we could handle (look at all those nails we yanked out!) we precariously balanced a mock-up for the bar height to see how our awesome soda-shop stools would feel at a forty-two inch counter, and eight inched of knee space. Better safe than sorry!

And uh, yeah, they feel freakin' great!


  1. AnonymousMay 14, 2011

    Just a thought . . . perhaps you can address a pet peeve of mine . . .
    If there is any way possible, please consider installing some small hooks under the overhang of the bar. Otherwise, where is a woman suppose to put her purse? Certainly not on the bar. Balance it on her lap? That's not pleasant. Heaven forbid, on the floor? Absolutely not.
    Women of the west coast will thank you for those thoughtful little hooks.
    I'll thank you personally as I just can't wait to see the finished restaurant. Moreover, having just returned from Rome two weeks ago, I'm suffering from withdrawl . . . need real pasta stat!

  2. We are definitely putting hooks under the bar! No doubt about that. I have had my eye out for the perfect one's for a while now. Thanks for your thoughts! Definitely love to have input. And you can count on us to fill your pasta cravings, that's for sure!

  3. I don't know if Anonymous may14 would read this but there are a lot of pursehooks available to carry in your purse. I bought one from Muji because it's so simple, but there are cheaper ones, too.


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