The Craftsmen at Blanco Are Amazing!
Although we have had some amazing subcontractors and workers helping build the event venue, there are some who have been doing some real craft work that we really hadn’t expected to have them do but found their passion and desire to create inspiring and moving. Omar has been onsite for most of the construction doing all sorts of critical jobs and it turns out his passion is really on the creative side of wood and metal working and is utilizing salvaged huge wooden posts and beams that are well over 150 years old to create all of Blanco’s custom wooden doors.
The doors will be used in various locations throughout the building including one on the front of the building leading to a stairway that goes to the mezzanine level from the front patio. Omar can be seem in the image above hand-cutting one of the posts with a chain saw to create multiple planks that will make up the doors. The image to the left shows a stack of cut boards ready to be brought to offsite carpentry workshop to be cut to size, connected together and finished.
Hardware will be sourced to match the period style our designer is looking to capture and will be hung after all of the other wall and floor finishes have been completed.
San Jose’s Newest – Old Venue
Speaking of doors, we were also planning to source our three massive front double-doors for the main entrance from a shop in Texas but it turns out that we have some other very talented steel artisans locally that were more than up for the task of creating them locally. The front doors, shown under construction below, will feature steel and glass panels with period hardware which will complement our custom gas lanterns that accent or entrance.
The other noteworthy hand-crafted We hope when you get a chance to visit Blanco you will take a moment to enjoy the detail and craftsmanship that has gone into the rebirth of this property and join us in appreciating the men and women who designed and created a building that you won’t find being built like this very often today.
There are a few other surprises from our talented craftsmen that we hope you have the opportunity to experience when you visit Blanco on San Pedro Square, San Jose.