Blueprint Coffee

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Located along one the ten ‘Great Streets in America’, Blueprint Coffee will be a staple for local coffee connoisseurs. With reputable pedigree and awards each, the group of owners at blueprint has opened their doors and is brewing better coffee than you even knew you liked.

Working with the Lloyd Brothers, who brought me in to help with steel fabrication and design, we put together three pieces for coffee shop; the built-in shelving wall and the two display tables opposite the counter. Then I welded-up a street sign too. To their credit, the hardworking folks of blueprint were responsible for all other aspects of interior design AND construction, swapping aprons for tool belts to get the space built.

The free-form-edge table is from oregon maple. It’s a beast. All other wood used in the project is wormy elm, rescued from an Illinois barn being demolished. The sign is composed of a sandwich of hot-rolled carbon steel with a stainless center so keep an eye on it, it’ll change in appearance as it ages.

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Maple Slab – Teaching Table

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Steel and Wood

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Maple Burl

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Shelving Tables

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