Elitist Wood For Everyone

One thing a wine-bar can share with the traditional corner bar (beside wine), is the ever-present use of wood, and more often these days it’s reclaimed. That’s the choice at Terroir’s most recent Manhattan location. Terroir, NYC’s new ‘Elitist Wine Bar For Everyone’ was recently uncorked in the Murray Hill neighborhood. With the help of Richard Lewis Architect, the space installed a bold grid of 2” x 12” antique Heart Pine as a back drop to the bar space, along with using the woods for additional counter applications. The antique wood was milled from  salvaged timbers (approx. 12×12) of a 19th c. Connecticut elementary school. The clean lines of the re-sawn lumber still retained the character marks of nail holes, surface checks and the aged woods rich grain, which appears to be just the right vintage for the intimate wine bar environment.