Interior Restaurant Furnishings
Lamberts Restaurant, 402 West Second Street, Austin, opened in 2006 in the historic building constructed in 1873 as the J.P. Schneider & Bros. Store. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the interior furnishings that we created for the restaurant were its bar fronts and backs, barstools, doors, extra-large mirror frames, tables, and chairs, all made of solid longleaf pine and embellished with other woods, including sinker pine and antique pine. VMS acquired and processed the old wood expressly for this project, including drying the logs in our kilns.
Custom Furniture Design
For the residence of an Austin client, we created this contemporary coffee table of Sierra MDF (Medium Density Fibercore®), a versatile and environment-friendly material. It is sheathed in a veneer of Australian lacewood, which gets its name from its unusual grain. The table measures approximately five feet square and fourteen inches high, a one-of-a-kind custom piece designed and constructed to the client’s specifications.
Architects Office Reception Desk
Visitors to Hailey Architects on Austin’s historic Congress Avenue are greeted at this handsome reception desk, which we custom designed to fit a snug space while making a strong, positive statement about the company’s architectural style. The top surface is ranch-recovered mesquite veneer on longleaf pine. The façade features ten-foot planks cut from a single length of longleaf pine (reclaimed from an 1885 building in Fort Worth), accented by strips of reclaimed brushed aluminum. The work surface is Paperstone®, a state-of-the-art, ecological material made of 100-percent recycled paper and almond resin, which also tops the custom-made pine filing cabinets. Vintage Material Supply is the exclusive distributor for Paperstone® in Texas.
Custom Exterior Residence Details
To construct the unique exterior features for this distinctive Austin residence, we used reclaimed woodsprimarily vintage longleaf pinefor its arched front door, plank shutters, crossbeam gables, and exposed timber ceilings over the porte cochère and back porch. Mortise-and-tenon joinery, pediments with corbels and reversed finials, handplaning, and handwaxing all contribute to the appearance of Old World craftmanship in this home’s custom exterior.
Custom Kitchen Remodeling
These Lakeway clients wanted a European-style kitchen with dark-stained wood and sleek, clean lines. We used the 32-millimeter system to create the cabinetry from quarter-sawn white oak. Drawers feature dovetail joints and Blum tandem-slide systems. A row of upper cabinets features illuminated inset panels of cast Plexiglas®, and brushed-steel Blum pulls were used on doors and drawers throughout the room. The hinged doors for corner cabinets were a special VMS design.