The wood behind the bar and brick in the front are new, but are made to mimic the native infrastructure. Custom light fixtures are a collaboration between the owners and architect. The owners turned to Fireclay Tile for the vibrant turquoise Moroccan tiles featured on the bar, a nice change of pace to the Heath subway tile that has become so trendy. The reclaimed wood tables, liquor library, wine shelves, and bar—in addition to the copper-top standing bar at the bottle shop—are all custom made by Menlo Hardwoods.
“We’re a tree to table company,” says Mr. Bazlamit. “We start with the whole log. Everything is reclaimed. In the Central Valley there are many walnut-producing farms that went dormant. We’ll find an old barn filled with logs that have been out of the ground for 50 years or pick up logs in a field that have been down about 30 years.”
The beautiful new Menlo Hardwoods store on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park was the result of “too much walnut”
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