I recently moved my business (a photography studio) to a new Main St/Small Town storefront. It’s in an old building (used to be a hardware store!!) and has been renovated but in keeping with the period look of small town Ontario.
My front room (reception area) is only 10’ x 12’ but I’d like a ‘old fashioned’ looking wooden counter to use up there. Here’s a photo of one at a friend’s frame shop.
It was made from pine, and although I really don’t like working with pine, it seems to be the preferred choice for ‘that look’. I’m not good enough yet to attempt the dovetail joinery on this one, but wanted a similar feel. I just learned how to use Sketchup yesterday, but came up with this:
I think making it out of Pine will also make it lighter and easier to get out of my basement shop once it’s completed. The inside is going to be sectioned for storage:
This counter is 80” long, but I may shorten it to 6’ just because of my space constraints. The extra storage will be welcome as will a place to show clients my work, albums, etc. and to handle the sales end of things.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be more than welcome. ie. do you think Pine is the best way to go?
-- Mike Guilbault, Penetanguishene, Ontario