So here’s kind of a neat story.
The carpenters are making us a custom barn door to separate what will be the arcade at the base of the steps from the bowling area on the lower level.
New Floors, New Doors
We had thrown around a few ideas regarding what to make them out of when one of the carpenters noticed that there were several eight foot long pallets that Brunswick had used to ship supplies here that were in relatively good condition as far as pallets go. His suggestion led to what you see in the pictures- using that wood to make the roughly 7 foot by 7 foot barn door.
If you look closely you’ll see that the wood is quite warped and has, um…, a lot of character with nail holes, dents, gouges and such. What you don’t see is just how much effort went into trying to getting the wood straight enough to look as good as it does. Other than sanding it a little so that we can stain and finish it the door will look much like it does now. They did a great job making this door!
So when you come here once we’re open in a couple of months check out the door for yourself. You’ll know the back story of how it came to be and how we did our (extremely, extremely small) part to positively impact the environment by using wood that was likely going to be discarded and saving a tree that otherwise would have been cut to make the door.