Side Launch Brewing Company
Custom millwork comes naturally to a construction/ woodworking company that’s been around for 30 years. Here we have turned century-old Pine timbers from a ship building yard (not far from the brewery) into a 25’-long bar with integrated lighting and CNC logo work. By the way, the beer is a thing of beauty too!
Photo above by Clay Dolan
"North on Sixty has transformed our showroom space! We had a vision and you made it come true. Down to the last detail, you planned and took care of everything. We couldn’t be happier."
In designing the downtown Toronto designer showroom for Dayvan (a division of Richelieu), we transformed a dark, 700-square foot contractors' order desk into a 2500-square foot display space.
We appropriated approximately 1000-square feet from their warehouse, and to ensure the warehouse wouldn't be compromised, redesigned parts of it to be more efficient. This included vertical shelving, a new pick-up counter (with integrated storage), and a mezzanine. The mezzanine was simple to integrate and only required heavier framing -- so it was a no-brainer.
Steel posts were installed throughout the showroom to support the existing masonry stories above, and were then clad in FSC-recycled quarter-sawn Southern Yellow Pine, which was used along with Douglas Fir for the casings, baseboards, frieze, valence, sills, millwork and boardroom table.
We wanted to make the space as flexible as possible so, rather than putting on a drywall or a dropped acoustic-tile ceiling, we stripped back all the layers -- reconfiguring the sprinkler system and incorporating a low-voltage track lighting system on four separate dimming channels. By exposing the ceiling joists and wood floor decking above and spray painting it all white, we made it visually interesting, bright and clean.
We polished all of the concrete floors in lieu of tiling or carpeting as we didn't want to add a layer of something just for the sake of it. It's beautiful, maintenance-free, and wears its history proudly.
Wherever possible, we incorporated products that would be sold in the showroom itself, such as the MechoShades window coverings, MWH and crowder sliding door tracking systems.
"We couldn't be happier with the results."