Monday May 9, 2016
A Noble Fellow: James Henry Flooring at Charley Noble
Charley Noble was the sailors’ name for the galley chimney, which drew the heat from the galley stove and carried it safely above decks.
As you can imagine, it was a pretty important piece of equipment in the galley – for no-one wants hot coals or embers burning in the kitchen of a wooden ship!
The team behind Charley Noble Eatery & Bar thought it was also a great reflection of their fire based cooking – and what better way to compliment a wood-powered restaurant than with the best wooden flooring in Wellington.
How the brief began:
Chris at James Henry was invited to join a specification meeting including the restaurant owners, the designers, architects, project manager, builders, and couple of others who’d joined in.
The initial feedback – we like what you’ve shown us, but actually we want something a little different.
Recycled Red Beech, 180mm x 20mm boards. Recovered from a Christchurch earthquake damaged building.
The boards were hand sanded to randomly remove paint from the previous use. The coating is Italian Carver Primol flooring oil colour Cappuccino, followed by moisture-cured polyurethane. The oil enhances the Red Beech timber and the polyurethane provides for an easy care wipe-down surface.
The bar tops were made from recycled Matai floor joists, recovered from an historic doctor’s residence and practice rooms in Masterton which date back to 1903.