While we usually round up our favorite things that we saw on the internet that month in our Favorite Things series, we thought that this month, it would be fun to round up our favorite projects that we did this year.
2018 was a big one for us: there was lots of “outside-our-comfort-zone”-ing, lots of learning as we go, lots of jumping head-first into new territories with our projects, and we couldn’t be prouder of the work we did this year. It was a year of saying yes to projects that we may have shied away from in the past for one reason or another, and we’re so happy to say that each one was completed thanks to our incredible team.
From large-scale commercial builds to custom pieces for intimate residential projects, here are a few of our favorite projects from 2018.
This one was one of our most popular projects on Instagram, and we have to say, it was one of our favorites to make, too. The floating shelf was designed to act as a modern bar, with a steel frame, reclaimed wood sourced from Layman Drug Co., a music production studio in Nashville housed in what was once a pharmacy back in the 1890s, and mirrored elements for some visual interest.
We were honored to be asked to build the custom display cases for fellow Nashville-based makers Consider the Wldflwrs’ new storefront, and it was definitely one of our largest and most time intensive projects of the year. We love the way the steel in-wall display cases look with their handmade jewelry inside, and the way the central cash wrap acts as the focal point of the space.
We’re big fans of both tacos and beautifully designed spaces, and this project combined both. We worked with Powell Architects to create wood installations for a 40-foot bar, a 12-foot back bar and the custom Mojo’s Tacos signage out front, and it ended up being one of our most colorful and unique projects of the year.
This one was also super popular on our Instagram, and we totally get why. The process was a little non-traditional: while we didn’t actually build out the space, we helped Some Drifters to design the wooden floor installations and smart, compact tables for their schoolbus-turned-tiny-home.
Our latest wall art collection was the first one designed by one of our team members, which made it even more special to create. The Cumulus Collection launched this fall, and it was a labor of love inspired by the trees, sky and water surrounding our Tennessee workshop.
The Fox was a major milestone for us because it was our first full-scale design-and-build project. We designed the entire space and built it out alongside the bar’s owners (and our good friends), and while it technically opened late last year, we’re still counting this as one of our favorite projects of 2018.