Those of you who come into the shop to see us will know that Martin spends almost all of his time in a toque. Its part of his overall look. His current toque is orange, or 'pumpkin spice' as I call it. I have known Martin for years and have probably seen him sans toque maybe twice – even in the summer.
Perhaps it is a sign of me spending too much time at Forever Interiors (perish the thought) I have spent the entire day in my new toque. Its strangely comforting.
Late yesterday Martin and Stephan came busting in from the workshop with a dark walnut Up and Down Harvest Table and it is lovely. They brought the table in around 5pm and since our days are so short now it was already dark outside and the lights in the showroom really bounced off the table. I wish we could keep it here. But, it belongs to someone else.
As with everything at Forever Interiors this table can be customized to fit your home.
Dimensions: 51/2ft x 3ft
Top Material: Reclaimed BC Fir
Top Stain: Dark Walnut
So there are a couple things going on at Forever Interiors today. As per usual we have some deliveries to get through and that typically means that we have a few things in the showroom that are on their way out the door.
One delivery is for a Tree Shelf and I really love it. We have posted pictures of the showroom Tree Shelf on Facebook a couple times, but today Martin pulled in this taller version with a Colonial American stain, which I love. They made a change on this shelf to increase the stability and below you will see a picture of a foot he has added to the bottom of the unit.
Also in the showroom and ready to go are some table tops we've made for a local restaurant. As some of you know we make a lot of tables for restaurants. We have these stacked up in the showroom while they wait to get into their new space. Next time you go out to eat, perhaps the surface under your tacos, lattes or noodles will be from our workshop.
Its getting festive up in here! Martin made this lovely tree in the showroom today. When he was finished he said "Martin, you've outdone yourself, AGAIN!" Its in the window now and I'm trying to convince him to make another one for my house.
If you ever wonder how Martin and the workshop create our tables, benches and accessories, the bench Martin brought in today is a good example. This was the prototype for our Number 10 Bench, but in the end, they decided to go for the model we now regularly have. There are a couple of differences in this bench, the most obvious being the straight edge of the seat as opposed to the voluptuous curve of the No. 10. Less obvious is the top of the seat back, it is flat on the No. 10s in store. However, perhaps due to the pews available to Martin at the time, this has a curved edge almost like a violin scroll (yes, I had to google 'violin diagram' to find out what that is called). We've decided to call it the No. 11 Pew Bench. Right now this is a one-of-a-kind, but, we are open to making more.
Top Material: Reclaimed Toronto Church PewTop Stain: Natural
I spend a lot of time in the showroom sitting on these items while talking to customers, but they aren't seats at all. These are our Block Tables and you can find them scattered throughout the shop. As with most everything we do, the table is made from reclaimed BC Fir from old Toronto homes and churches and the bottom is made with hot rolled steel. This table is 24 inches off the ground. The actual block is 9 inches high and the square is 18 x 18. It looks like a substantial table, but it is easy to move around because that 9 inch thickness is actually a very large lip. I can only imagine how heavy this would be if it were a solid piece of wood.
Top Material: Reclaimed BC Fir
Top Stain: Natural
Every so often we are lucky enough to have customers of the furry variety charm their way through the store. I think their express purpose is to make me love them, and they always succeed. This weekend lovely Leo, the Bernese Mountain Dog came in and he was so sweet I had to take a picture of him for my instagram collection #JunctionDoggies
|How could you not love him?|