Cork Wine Bar & Market – Washington DC
Cork Wine Bar & Market recently folded their stand alone restaurant into the market and tasting room they also operated down the road on 14th Street in Washington DC. The unification included some improvements, such as a new patio, private dining room, and first-time lunch service.
Eric Gronning of nearby Gronning Architects helped with the redesign to create a rustic, cozy space that incorporate brick walls, dim lighting and black and white tiling. Throughout the dining area on the second floor, they also included reSAWN’s BUCOLIC BLANC reclaimed hemlock and PAVANE white oak in several different applications.
Gronning Architects incorporated BUCOLIC BLANC as interior cladding on several feature walls and cladding on the ceiling in the private dining space. PAVANE was used on various walls as well and included as cladding on the bar.
BUCOLIC BLANC features antique reclaimed hemlock that has been wirebrushed to accentuate the unique grain pattern of hemlock and finished with a stain/sealer. Expect lots of texture and variation to the grain. Standardly used for wall and ceiling cladding (not appropriate for flooring). HEMLOCK is one of the harder of the softwoods with a Janka rating of 500. BUCOLIC BLANC is rich in both color and character marks include mineral staining, color changes, weathering, checking, nail holes, and knots. Face nailing recommended.
PAVANE features the refined grain pattern of our rift & quarter sawn NORTH AMERICAN WHITE OAK – for flooring and wall cladding.
QUARTER & RIFT SAWN lumber is produced by first cutting the log into quarters and then making alternating cuts that are perpendicular to the annual growth rings. QUARTER SAWING produces boards with mostly vertical-grain and a distinctive figuring often referred to as “flecks”, “flakes” or “ray flecks” caused by the medullary rays of the log. RIFT SAWN lumber produces a very consistent and quiet board face with mostly vertical-grain.
This vertical-grain lends added stability to the QUARTER & RIFT SAWN boards making them less likely to cup or crown, making PAVANE ideal for wood flooring over radiant heat or concrete subfloors.