Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We Do Stairs Too!

This was a recent job right on the water-front of Lake Michigan. Pretty cool restoration, and we even proved that we can do stairs as well!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rumpus Room: A Gastropub

This is one of the "babies" of Handcrafted by Schmidt.  If you are a fan of dining in downtown Milwaukee, then you have probably encountered a Bartolotta's Restaurant at some point.  This is one of the newest additions to the Bartolotta's Group: The Rumpus Room, A Gastropub.

The floor is a Horsebeam Herringbone pattern.  The horsebeam is a reclaimed red & white oak mix.  The Handcrafted Crew then flat scraped the whole surface to even the floor and add a little more texture.

The lighting towards the back of the restaurant was not the best,
so please excuse the somewhat blurry photos.

Rustic Horsebeam

This is a job in Brookfield.  New Construction with a very rustic feel, so of course, the owner fell in love with our Horsebeam Reclaimed wood.  It's a mixture of red & white oak with an extremely rustic feel.  Our handcraftsmen will flat-scrape the wood in one of the final steps to make the surface even.  Here are a couple of shots of the installation.  One portion is a custom basket-weave parquet that has to be installed piece by tiny piece.  The other majority of the house is random-width planks.

Random Width

Random Width

Random Width
Installation of Basket-Weave


Installation of Basket-Weave
Larger Span of Installation
Installation with individual pieces shown

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MBA Show Debute

Our booth at the recent MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show in Downtown Milwaukee.

 Our booth was quite the hit at the recent show.  We were very proud of all the reclaimed items we were able to showcase to add to the rustic feel of the company.  We hope that this got a few appetites wet in  hopes of a rustic floor for their very own homes or businesses!