"BEER"

1410 SE Stark St.

This was a huge project...An entire design and build-out of a bar to suit the vision of John Stewart (owner of 'Meat Cheese Bread'). Room by room, here it is...

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The first shot is while it was still a salon. Note; tile floor dropped ceiling...

 

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A picture from the same view many weeks later, this is right after I finished installing the bartop. You can also see the salvaged barn wood wrapping the bar and running up the back wall...A pretty amazing transformation so far...

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Here is a close up of the oak flooring used on the bar. It was all salvaged from a massive house remodel my friend was working on. It took a good bit of work to prep, but it was well worth it.

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A shot just after the bar top was stained, we deliberated on the color for weeks and finally picked General Finish's 'Candlelight', we were completely happy with the result!

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A view from behind the bar looking toward the front door. The walnut trim is installed and the bar has been epoxyed.

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Now the finished product...

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Water dispenser and hubcap bar taps...

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Sitting on the front bench looking towards the back room.

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This is the back room as it looked when I first arrived...That doorway will soon be opened up and lead to the front.

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Here is a picture of the same view. The doorway was greatly expanded and some cool stuff was uncovered.

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Here is the same view, just angled up a little. The ceiling has been completely removed, trim was added around the windows, and you can see the shiplap wall that was uncovered behind the drywall - and that amazing beam!

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This view is walking into the back room, the cedar on the wall was mostly there from the original owner, we just kept with the theme and finished it off. You can also see the bench surrounding the room.

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Here is a closeup of the bench.

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Bathroom, before.

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Bath, after, removed plaster on chimney and made a new cabinet for the sink.

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Subway tiles, and barnwood - nice...

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John on the right and me on the left...

Back To Carpentry...

Second Nature Design is run soley by Ed Challed. Ed is originally from Long Island NY and is a graduate from Syracuse University. After college he made his way to the Bay Area in California in order to pursue a career in the tech industry. He worked for many years doing web development, and after a large wave of outsourcing hit this industry and jobs were moved to India, Ed made his way up to Portland, Oregon. He has resided here for over five years and has been learning the skills of woodworking during this time. Ed works with a few basic goals; to use as much second hand materials as he can for a project, and to keep the concept of functionality in all of his art.

He spends time re-appropriating bits out of the scrap pile, doing his fair share of dumpster diving, and is continually on the lookout for inspiration and parts that fit the whole. Attempting to strictly use materials that are on their second or third life is an important part of the work process. Abundant resources have already been used to get materials to the consumer level initially, with their lives often cut short there is still great potential in what some might discard.

Though the concept of reuse in this capacity is nothing new, Ed hopes to intrigue and possibly stimulate others to creatively look at the potential of things around them. We have the capacity to make better use of the resources already tapped, and there is no time like now to do it.

Herein lies part of the ultimate solution to the new economy; think locally about your resources, get creative, and support your fellow craftsmen and community members.

If you have any ideas for projects please call or email. 503.860.3142 - info@secondnaturedesign-pdx.com

Thanks For Looking,

Ed Challed

For the time being my blog will be directed back to this site. After I really finished building out this site and get some more time I will begin the blog activity again. Thanks. -ed