Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tribeca Project

This is the template and bending process for a set of large doors at the residence in Tribeca.

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While visiting Washington DC's Dupont Circle I ran into this stunning handmade teak pedestal sink and matching bath.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Finished products

Here are the finished desks! Featuring integrated drawer and waterfall legs.

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A sexy Euro Trash 750 OMG.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

From Floors to Desks

Our clients at the Tribeca project had an affinity for their existing wood floors but in the end we decided that aesthetically replacing the floors throughout was necessary. So Artistic License's crew surgically removed the original flooring and had it send out to our mill shop to be reassembled and made into desks.

The process involved removing all of the old cleat nails and gluing sections of the floor together then running them through a planer.

Here we can see the boards being pressed together before planing.

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These are renderings of a chandelier and sconce which will be features in a teenage boys room at our ongoing Tribeca project. They are made from natural steel and utilize Edison style tube bulbs. Rendering by Brekke Guerringue

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pine Box Rock Shop is open!

The Pine Box Rock Shop opened for business Oct 8th with friends and patrons filling the finished bar. Artistic License celebrated the completion of the project with them on Friday the 15th, here are a few shots from the night.

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Here is a peek at a prototype for a sconce at the Tribeca Project which will be featured in the future.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Beer is Here

Bar equipment started to arrive and be installed behind the bar.

All sixteen beer taps are installed.

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Toaster gas tank, loud and smelly 2 stroke motor - love it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And we have a bar!

The back bar is beginning to be fabricated.

So we needed a good surface to match the reclaimed walls we put up, so we turned to our neighbor across the street, who happen to own a scaffolding company, and asked for some extra scaffolding planks. As they began to use a forklift to get us their newest material, we requested their oldest, they got it for us, but doubted our sanity. When we asked how much it was going to be they replied, 'just pay us in beer when you open'.

The cladding is nearly complete, a protective covering goes over the newly poured bar surface which is made up of the owner's lifetime collection of concert ticket stubs which were arranged on the bar and finished with an epoxy resin to immortalize them.

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What can I say about this truck? It's a Dodge and it's lovely.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Reclaimed tile goes up, along with vintage sinks for the bathrooms.

It's starting to look good!

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A Barnla Laboratories original piece
This is the design for a custom pool table chandelier made of a slab of Sonokeling wood which would house five recessed lights within.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bring on the Concrete

We passed plumbing inspection! The floors are finally refilled after working around pits for weeks on end. This is very exciting day.

Cement being dumped, yay!

Concrete starts to be poured in.

We will be adding a fun new section to our blog called "Today's Milieux" so don't forget to keep scrolling!

Milieu (noun)
n. pl. mi·lieux or mi·lieus
An environment or a setting. One's surroundings, or location.
Often social.

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I spotted this perfectly maintained beauty in the West Village.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sandblasting anyone?

Really, what more can I say?

We opted to expose the original brick facade on the entry wall...

Which meant renting a 2500 PSI compressor.

Here is the before and after sand blasting.

Here is the intimidating pressure pot, where sand is loaded in from the top. This thing is power.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nobu 57

When one of the most prestigious sushi restaurants in the world, Nobu 57, needed a contractor to refinish their exotic wood floors, they signed Artistic License on to complete the job after hours - without any interruption to business. We used the newest technology available in sanding and finishing systems to ensure minimal mess with a high quality finish through out.

A close up.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time to Affix the Wood

The work continues as the carpenters begin framing for the bench seating area.

Then we start to affix the reclaimed wood cladding.