Recycling of materials is not only environmentally friendly, it’s also a great way to incorporate history and transfer beautiful patina onto new constructions. Sommi Wine Cellers are experts in customized wine solutions and have built this extraordinary bar using 100-year-old barn wood.
Transformation from barn to bar
Oregon-based company Sommi Wine Cellars specializes in exclusive wine storage solutions and combines modern technology on the inside with handcrafted wood on the exterior. One of their clients asked them to create a unique wine bar using 100-year-old barn wood to protect and display a collection of rare bottles.
The wood for the project was reclaimed from the client’s family property in Oregon. To make the journey from Oregon to the customer’s apartment in Las Vegas, the bar had to be built in sections to manoeuvre past obstacles of elevators and narrow doorways. As a Sommi signature, hand-forged steel hardware has been used for handles and latches as well as the impressive beams for the stemware rack.
A unique bar to fit a unique collection
The bar is accessible from both sides and houses 153 bottles in the refrigerated compartments, while stemware for everything from Champagne to Pinot Noir can be safely stashed above. The customized solution is the result of true craftmanship and it turned out so well, that Sommi decided to add it to the existing Credenza Series.
The customized bar is a new piece of history that carries on the family’s legacy with respect for the original materials. And the old wood will easily last the next 100 years… and many glasses of wine!