Chris requested a bar cart and had specific requirements in mind. I was able to come up with a design that met all his needs and then some. Up-cycling the leaded glass doors from an antique entertainment center and the bollards from an old organ I was able to provide a few extras while keeping within his budget.
The frame is made of quarter-sawn white oak with a 17 in. Sapele & Maple Veneer Chess Board and African Mahogany inlay to compliment the playing field top.
Both sides of the interior is lit up with three flashlight bulbs connected to a hidden battery-pack and switch that is easily accessible. The lights even shine through to the wine bottle and stemware racks on the side!
Made in Mariposa, CA
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
Mark does very good work at a reasonable price and can deliver on time. The piece he did for me looks very nice and I am pretty pleased with it. I can recommend him to others – but I will add one caveat: make sure you are clear upfront with your specifications and communicate frequently during the design and production process. Because in my original RFP I stated (sort of offhandedly I suppose) that I wanted a bar cart that could accommodate standard off-the-shelf wine glass stems (the more economical ones made by Libbey and such, etc.). Unfortunately, that spec was not met due to a communication error. In the grand scheme of things it’s a relatively minor thing and it does not take away from the look of the work, which is pristine. But it would have been a nice-to-have. So the bottom line is: Mark is a very talented craftsman who delivers well-made and elegant pieces but be sure to state your specifications very specifically upfront.