Tea and Coffee Store

Project: Tea and Coffee Store Valle
Location: c/San Bernardo, 46 - 28015 Madrid, ES
Date of realization: April 2014

For this project Woodworks Buschmann Bella has designed and manufactured furniture for a new tea and coffee store in Madrid challenged by a a very tight budget and time schedule
The design in this case is the result of an adaptation of several designs developed by the Shakers.
On the request of the owner of Teas & Coffees Valle this project was entirely produced using Pine wood. Three types of Pine (The Scots Pine, Radiata Pine and Southern Yellow Pine/Taeda Pine) have been used, looking for a compromise between aesthetic and economics.
Radiata Pine does not have a very attractive grain pattern. the decision to include it was purely for economic reasons. The thickness of the boards available at the sawmill were close to the required size of the final measure of the shelves, which simplified the job of planing. Planing in this occasion has not been done by hand but with the help of machinery in the workshop of a carpenter friend. The Radiata Pine has been reserved for the shelves as these are mainly covered by the cans in which the different teas are stored.
The Scots pine is simple but beautiful for its abundance of knots and combination of light and dark areas . The light parts are from the outside of the trunk and dark are from the center. In one piece both qualities can easily be found and therein lies the beauty of this type of pine. The Scots Pine has been used for the uprights as they are more visible than the shelves. The table in the center of the store as well is made from Scots Pine.
The Taeda Pine or Southern Yellow Pine has a well pronounced uniform grain. At the Sawmill in this case they had available planks prepared for stair treads (already planed to thickness). The decision to use these pieces was easy as this meant a saving of labor in the moment of producing the counter-top. The counter itself is made from Okume plywood with a water-based finish.

Pinus radiata‬/Pino Insigne
The Monterey pine, Pinus radiata, family Pinaceae, also known as the insignis pine or radiata pine, is a species of pine native to the Central Coast of California and Mexico (Guadalupe Island and Cedros island).
Pinus radiata is a versatile, fast-growing, medium-density softwood, suitable for a wide range of uses. Its silviculture is highly developed, and is built on a firm foundation of over a century of research, observation and practice. Radiata pine is often considered a model for growers of other plantation species. It is the most widely planted pine in the world, valued for rapid growth and desirable lumber and pulp qualities.
Although Pinus radiata is extensively cultivated as a plantation timber in many temperate parts of the world, it faces serious threats in its natural range.

‪Scots Pine
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is a species of pine native to Europe and Asia, ranging from Scotland, Ireland and Portugal in the west, east to eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia. In the north of its range, it occurs from sea level to 1,000 m, while in the south of its range it is a high altitude mountain tree, growing at 1,200–2,600 m altitude. It is readily identified by its combination of fairly short, blue-green leaves and orange-red bark.

Pinus taeda‬
Pinus taeda, commonly known as loblolly pine, is one of several pines native to the Southeastern United States, from central Texas east to Florida, and north to Delaware and southern New Jersey. The wood industry classifies the species as a southern yellow pine. U.S. Forest Service surveys found that loblolly pine is the second most common species of tree in the United States, after red maple. For its timber, the pine species is regarded as the most commercially important tree in Southeastern US. The common name loblolly is given because the pine species is found mostly in lowlands and swampy areas.
Loblolly pine is the first among over 100 species of Pinus to have its complete genome sequenced. As of March 2014 it is the organism having the largest genome size. Its genome with 20.15 billion base pairs is seven times larger than that of humans.


Fotos: Juan Alcón Durán