The Woods Coffee chain started as a single location in Lynden Washington. When they were ready to expand, owner Wes Herman was looking for rustic-north woods themed lighting that would compliment their north woods decor. In the past Herman had trouble finding a manufacturer willing to meet his requests.
To begin, they came to us with a homemade wall sconce that they needed to have designed up and brought up to a commercial grade, quality fixture that would meet current building code standards. We were able to take their piece, redesign it up to current UL specifications and produce a high quality custom light fixture that works very well with the rest of their rustic crafted furnishings and fixtures. Working from a non traditional fixture or custom image is not a problem for our staff. We meet many requests that begin as a photo of an object or as a drawing that we then design up to a production grade custom light fixture. In this case we worked with the customer to ensure that the overall image was preserved while meeting their needs for a light source as well as code compliance and finish durability.
In planning for the expansion into the owner also wanted a real statement piece for his newest locations. He liked the look of our Impression Bath Pine (A31442) fixture, but was thinking a lot bigger (at least 6 feet bigger!). First we matched our image set to their signature tree image that they use in their logo. We know branding is very important to our commercial clients and we take several steps along the way to make sure your image or logo is preserved the way you want it to be. We then increased the size of the fixture from 36" to 9' wide x 36" tall to produce what is our largest sconce to date. The up scaling of metal art light fixtures in our line is a common request; our in house design team is able to meet virtually any request for a change in size on any of our hand crafted light fixtures. On this particular piece they were at an early phase of construction on their location, which allowed us to work closely with the builder and electrical contractor to ensure proper mounting support and electrical load capacity were reached. We were also able to help select the appropriate location in their space for the fixture. When working on your custom, it is our pleasure to communicate directly with your service staff to insure proper installation of your custom light fixture. The piece was finished in our Black Iron Powder Coat (97), for a durable finish that will withstand years of use and cleaning in their foodservice environment.
We are proud to say that we have gone on to furnish Woods Coffee with over 50 handmade rustic light fixtures for their 9 locations. It is our goal to form a lasting relationship with all of our customers and meet any of your current or future rustic specialty lighting needs.