Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
This project we completed about 2 years ago. The client was customizing a penthouse condo here in downtown Cincinnati. One of the challenges they faced was, what to do with a water tank that had once serviced the old office building they were located in.
The designer contacted us after the decision was made to salvage it and turn it into a bar. Parts of it had already been cut out by a contractor on the project but the overall project was more then he could handle.
This was lucky for us since the bulk of the “dirty work” was complete.
The designer, Greta Tyson, coordinated our work with the plumber, electrician, counter top supplier etc. A clear coat was applied to the surface of the aging metal leaving it as natural as possible.
Our work was to construct shelving and supports for the counters, a foot rail and the bar top fitted into a steel frame trimmed in faux rivets to capture the feel of the original piece.
We supplied the glass, bar top and shelving surfaces, all of which required exacting patterns made to accommodate the curve of the tank.
The interior metalwork, including the large metal tube to hide the plumbing was faux finished to blend in with the distressed metal.
The bar top trim and foot rail were painted to resemble stainless steel.
Since the back of the tank is out of view it made it easy to simply drill through and attach most pieces with machine screws and nuts.
The client was pleased and ended up with quite a conversation piece!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This site was originally intended to be a referral to clients to see some photos of our work and a little about us.
Just a “testing of the waters”, so to speak, before embarking on a full fledged website.
It seems, however, that one can easily get lost in the blogosphere if the content is not varied, up to date and compelling.
I’ll do my best to keep things interesting!
Let’s start with a photo of the rear of our shop cira 1950’s. The original name of our business was Cheviot Welding Service started by my dad Tony. Starting with a truck and a tiny rented space in the City of Cheviot he finally was able to build his own place. The post war building boom keep them very busy with two trucks and as many as 8 employees. Though I wasn’t born yet I can still remember those vintage trucks being around when I started as a kid.