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  ead what some professional publications have said about Tustin Woodworks products. Store Equipment and Design (Apr. 1997) – “More on the Floor at Whole Foods”
Visual Merchandising and Store Design – “The Yard House”
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On The Floor At Whole Foods
Whole Foods, the Austin, TX-based natural foods chain, teamed with Tustin, CA-based Tustin Woodworks / The Image Crafters to custom design fixtures for 15 new and recently-acquired stores in Southern California. The goal was to increase inventory space and allow the company to offer a better selection of products in the 20,000 to 30,000-sq.-ft. stores.Tustin Woodworks used natural maple to create book, magazine, and vitamin racks, cashier stands, beer cabinets and end units. The wine racks, (shown here) feature burgundy interiors, and each 4-ft. fixture holds 32 cases of wine. “It gets a lot more product out on the floor so you don’t have to be so concerned about the backstore areas,” said Kim Shields, fixture design supervisor for Whole Foods.The redesign and fixturing has created a comfortable, fresh and interesting environment, according to Shields. “You can’t walk in the store and not buy something.”

 

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THE
YARD HOUSE
Tustin Woodworks, Tustin, Calif., created fixtures and display cases for The Yard House, a Long Beach, Calif., bar and restaurant.Known for its wide selection of beers on tap (more than 180; certification from the Guinness Book of World Records is pending, say its owners), the restaurant takes its name from the yard and half-yard beer glasses that hang above its Tap Room bar.
The bar’s focal point is a 60-foot-long, 16 foot wide, oval-shaped bar of maple and wood veneers. According to Tustin Woodworks, the bar top was fabricated using a special melamine impregnated wood veneer that makes it impervious to moisture and frequent use. The bar’s vertical surface was faced with aluminum sheeting. As part of the project, Tustin Woodworks also fabricated a martini bar, showcases for logo merchandise and a reception bar using the melamine impregnated panels, maple and galvanized pipe for supports and accents.CLIENT: Intestices Inc., Long Beach, Calif. – Steele Platt, ownerDESIGN: Intestices Inc., Long Beach, Calif.FABRICATION: Tustin Woodworks, Tustin, Calif. – Pat Gilbert, project manager


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