At Barringer, we take a fresh approach to everything we do. Nowhere is this more evident than in our own office space. We began with an old warehouse and did a complete upfit leaving only the ‘bones’ intact. The results are an impressive, LEED Silver facility with characteristics that reflect who we are as a company.
TRADITIONAL MATERIALS UNTRADITIONALLY
Throughout the space we used traditional materials untraditionally in unique ways that will catch your eye immediately as you walk through our doors. For example,
in the front lobby the ceiling was created from a salvaged, collapsed, turn-of-the-century dairy bar barn we discovered in South Virginia, the walls are cladded with standing seam metal roofing, and the reception desk is hand-crafted from steel and concrete.
INNOVATION BREEDS CREATIVITY
Many obstacles required innovative measures to accomplish, including the impressive farm table that now serves as the hub of our entertainment space in the kitchen. In keeping with our theme of repurposing traditional materials, the table was created from twelve pieces of CDX plywood sheathing.
The notoriously economical construction material was strengthened by laminating 3⁄4” pieces tightly together to form the much denser and thicker table. The challenge: how to sand the plywood’s end grain around the leg? Through innovative thinking our team came up with the idea or creating a weighted sanding block to accomplish the task.