Laminated Art Glass

Glass Bar Top at OPUS Restaurant

On July 11, 2013, the OPUS Restaurant opened at 87 Washington Street, Salem, MA. liquidoranges produced the art glass bar top, measuring approximately 85 feet in length, with 180 degree bends, as well as 90 and 45 degree transitions. The bar top was produced in large laminated tempered glass sections, based on a digital template generated by Ipswich Cabinetry. The accuracy of digitizing the counter top template meant we were able to produce all glass panels held to a 1/16" tolerance. In construction, this is considered extremely tight when mixed materials, mixed trades from opposite ends of the state are producing their part separately. Every piece of the glass counter set in place precisely as it was designed, and across the entire length of the serpentine top, side-to-side and end-to-end tolerance was maintained, with no need what so ever to modify anything in the field. Here's a photo of Reese Schroeder at the bar, and a drawing of the bar layout.REESE SCHROEDER
Photo used with permission © Paul Lyden Photography
Fabrication Drawings
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