Construction in the Marshall Free House - the Whisky Bar before
Architecture

From Dirt to Whisky Bar

A behind the scenes look at the demolished space and conceptual markup that led to the Marshall Free House Whisky Bar (pictured in our main blog graphic.  The MFH Facebook page has more photos – https://www.facebook.com/MarshallFreeHouse

Construction in the Marshall Free House - the Whisky Bar before

Construction in the Marshall Free House – the Whisky Bar before

The tape on the walls marked out where the back bar arches and laboratory would go to get a sense of scale and layout.  The finished product is pictured  below.  My goal was to build something that would still be around one hundred years from now.  The bar is all quarter sawn oak with carved capitals, beveled wood panels, curved radii (extremely difficult) in several places, soapstone and vintage marine searchlights.  The tables in the bar are 200 year old oak and 3″ thick.  It’s a strategy of building something once that will last.

The Completed Whisky Bar at MFH

The Completed Whisky Bar at MFH

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