Off License refit

  • Advertise with us
Project by 404 - Not Found posted 08-14-2012 03:32 PM 1903 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s about 60 sheets of walnut effect melamine coated chipboard and mdf in this job. My client extended his off license premises because of the growing trend for people to drink at home. The brief was to come up with a dark/rustic shelving solution that would also allow him to keep the stock on the shelves, rather than in the store room – that’s where he extended the shop floor into.
Each piece of this job had to be deep enough to allow bottles to be placed 6 deep. He also wanted some way of displaying the cheap plonk on the bottom shelves so that they could be easily seen and picked up, that’s where the open case idea came from.
There’s a lot of weight on these shelves when fully stocked, and no centre support between the bottom of the carcase and the bottom shelf, the way it was made to stop it all sagging, was to put a solid 15mm mdf back on it – with stopped dividers placed half way along the shelf – the backs and dividers were painted chocolate brown. The dividers were fixed to the back, the shelf below and above. There’s no sign of any sagging.
It was mostly modular with the exception of a lockable part for the champagnes, and the illuminated spirits display behind the counter.
Bit of a nightmare to fit, every time I went there, someone was demolishing bits of wall or putting up suspended ceilings, had to work around the customers too.

4 comments so far

View Bertha's profile


13550 posts in 2839 days

#1 posted 08-14-2012 03:37 PM

That’s incredible!
The woodworking’s nice too;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View S4S's profile


2118 posts in 2827 days

#2 posted 08-14-2012 05:32 PM

Sounds like it was crowded in there, renners . I would have taken some plonk in partial trade on this one .
I’m glad you made it out unscuffed and sober brother . Seriously , excellent work on these displays . They look super nice .

View JerrySats's profile


237 posts in 3756 days

#3 posted 08-15-2012 01:03 AM

Very nice job , has a classic look to it . Did you use all 3/4 sheets goods ?

View 404 - Not Found's profile

404 - Not Found

2544 posts in 3115 days

#4 posted 08-15-2012 02:29 PM

Jerry, all the walnut effect chipboard was 3/4”. Face frames were done in pine, as were the open cases for the bottom shelves.
Al and moment, thank you for your kind words. I did feel like a kid in a sweet shop putting this job in.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics