Travis is a craft beer lover, so we knew that creating an incredible bar area was going to need to be a top priority. We found the perfect spot for it, next to the barn. There was a great overhang on the building, but nothing else in the space; so we were able to start from scratch. Using some reclaimed wood flooring, we built the face of the bar, but knew we wanted the bar top to have a more finished look. Some leftover ipe (pronounced ee-pay) decking gave us just the look we wanted. Ipe, sometimes called Brazilian walnut, is one of the densest hardwoods available, three times harder than cedar. Fitting the pieces together, we were able to create a smooth, durable, finished top to the bar.
An old, rusty cot frame and some market lights came together for a unique “chandelier” in the bar area. Stringing additional lights across the ceiling, provided the exact lighting we needed.
The Bar sign gave all of the information about what was offered, as well as some clever quips to entertain.
Using some of the western red cedar left from our farm tables, we built a jockey box cover for beer on tap. (The jockey box cover is now available for rent.) The jockey box houses 4 taps.
Every detail came together to provide a welcoming and festive atmosphere for the guests.