By The Bay Restaurant

Tony & Stephanie Colston approached us to design some furniture for their restaurant on the Lyme Regis Seafront. The two problems we faced were the limited width of the boardwalk and the exposure to the sea air.

We decided to use a pedestal design on the tables so that we could optimise the space available to us - this meant it was easy to tuck chairs under tables without leaving space for table legs - this probably saved us around 8 inches, which is a lot when the tables were less than 4 foot long.

We constructed a galvaised steel pedestal and hid the fixings underneath the decking. We were very luck with our timber choice. Just a month earlier a huge Californian Redwood had fallen in a storm and we managed to get some slabs! Californian Red wood is a bright pink when first cuts, and it weathers down to a mocha brown colour. As the timber was green we decided to let it weather for a year before we come back and sand it down and seal it.