Modern contemporary commercial commission for Sligo Park Hotel in County Sligo. Hand-made to the specifications of an independent architect, including white oak reception desk, console table, decorative panelled pillars, drinks bar and serving area.
Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
The Jack B's main drinks bar and serving area was built around a bright steel frame made to specifications, then cladded with marine plywood laminated with formica for complete moisture resistance.
The front of the bar was clad with white oak veneer on an engineered board, in a plank style design with a shadow-gap spacing. The stone sections of the bar top is made from Dekton, a stain-proof ultra-compact quartz surface.
Integrated into the bar is an existing Bain-Marie food service display, which features a fold down bar top made from solid white oak with secret hinges to cover the appliance when not in use.
Behind the service bar is a counter, display and storage area, designed to stock drinks, supplies, glasses, cash till and coffee machines. The counter features an integrated fridge and open shelves for additional storage.
The drinks display units feature glass toughened shelves, antique mirror effect back panels, and integrated LED lighting. The units are surrounded by white oak decorative panels, routed in a plank design and stained to color match the bar and reception desk.
Built into a section of veneer panelling is an integrated serving hatch providing access from the bar directly to the kitchen for customer orders.
The white oak decorative panelling continues throughout the bar, clad around ceiling beams and wall pillars. This is done using an engineered board with a white oak veneer with a colour matched stain. The boards are routed with a plank design to include a shadow-gap, mitred, glue and secret-nailed for a seamless finish. Panels were scribed to the ceiling and cut to fit perfectly around electrical outlets and light fittings.
In the main reception area, the service desk was again made to specifications supplied by the architect with practical input from the members of staff using the counter.
The design of the new counter was adapted to match the floor plan of the previous reception desk in order to connect to the existing service and cabling.
The main base construction of the desk is a frameless design made from HDF board, with a sprayed polyurethane paint coating. The front of the desk is finished with a book-matched white oak veneer, treated with a grey stain to colour match the bar and and decorative panelling.
For the work surfaces, the service counter top has polished quartz stone imported from the US, and the main workstation area has a durable laminate, color matched to the painted coating of the base.
Built into the work area design are two separate printing stations with pull-out sliding shelves on soft-close drawer runners.
The drawer boxes are made from solid white oak, painted to match the desk base, with pigeon hole compartments for keys and cards. The drawers have grey stained wooden handles and slide on soft-close drawer runners.
The side sections of the desk have storage cupboards with adjustable shelves, push-to-release catches and soft close hinges.
To complement the reception desk, Handcraft Furnishings also hand-made a matching side console table. The front of the table is finished with a white oak veneer, with a low profile plank design and the same color-matched stain.
The console table top is made from solid white oak, and there is access at the rear to two hidden cabinets with adjustable shelves for storage.