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Burnt Bridge Cellars Restoration Juniper Bar

A warm and welcoming winery showcases a live-edge bar custom built from Restoration Juniper.
Burnt Bridge Cellars Restoration Juniper Bar

Location

1500 Broadway Vancouver, WA

Form Studio, Sustainable Northwest Wood

A warm and welcoming winery showcases a live-edge bar custom built from Restoration Juniper.

When the time was ripe for vintners David Smith and Mark Mahan to choose the feature that would most define their winery's new tasting room, project designer Chuck Dougherty suggested a field trip to the Sustainable Northwest Wood warehouse in Southeast Portland.

Sustainable Northwest Wood
works exclusively with local, sustainably harvested or restorative woods, and Dougherty knew he and his clients would find the special piece that would complete the look for Burnt Bridge Cellars.

The fruit of their search was an immense, 14-foot-long slab of Western Juniper with beautiful warm tones and a long, sinuous double live edge. The juniper's origins appealed to the wine makers: Like their wines, the juniper offers a connection to our bioregion and a distinct sense of place.

Juniper is a native species east of the Cascades, but after decades of human interference in the natural fire cycle, its population has boomed uncontrollably.  Today, juniper's expansion presents a threat to the many species that depend on the open grasslands of the high desert, including the Sage Grouse.  Conservationists and ranchers alike support its respectful removal and the restoration of the grasslands upon which the rich biodiversity of the high desert depends. 

Sustainable Northwest Wood partners with small mills to make the durable, beautiful wood available to growing green building markets while providing jobs and conservation-based economic development in depressed rural communities.

Burnt Bridge Cellars Restoration Juniper Bar
The live edge slab in the recently completed tasting room.
Burnt Bridge Cellars Restoration Juniper Bar
Additional slabs from the same tree were used to continue the live edge around the returns at either end of the bar.
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