This project involved the renovation of a retail shop at the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. The wall panel material was stained plain sliced maple with black painted reveals. The overhead beams were also maple and stained two other colors. The columns were clad in copper laminate with brushed aluminum capitals and black painted bases. The dipping stations were also a combination of copper and aluminum with hidden doors for storage of gloves, wax, etc. The tops of the dipping stations are zodiac stone. The front of the bar was backlit with translucent panels.
One of the challenges was securing the horizontal metal accent band running around the room to the paneling without showing any fasteners in the face of the metal. The same thing applied to the columns and capitals. All these had to be secured in place without any type of fastener being visible. At the same time, the capitals had to accommodate hidden lighting. This required part of the capital to be removable when the lighting needed to be accessed for servicing.