Jones Ward was honored to build custom furnishings for Da Bears’ newly renovated and expanded Halas Hall. Truth be told, we got the job because of our expertise with live-edge projects and because we could meet the project budget and delivery date.
Our primary job was to build a multi-purpose table for the Bears’ team nutritionist. She wanted a large table that would double as a beverage bar then convert to a flat surface for nutrition presentations.
The top was made from walnut because of its beauty and durability as well as its interesting live-edge appearance. Three slide-in leaves were built to hide the beverage trough that runs the length of the table. The tabletop was finished with a high-durability, two-part polyurethane for long-lasting beauty and function. Wheels were installed on the powder-coated steel frame to make the 10-foot by 4½-foot table easy to move around the team’s refuel center.
Featured in the Chicago Tribune
You’ll see the nutrition table in use as it was pictured in the Chicago Tribune’s article: “A look inside the expanded and remodeled Halas Hall”.
Even more at Halas Hall
And, if you ever visit Halas Hall, you may see our other Halas Hall projects – a live-edge walnut conference room table and two 18-foot live-edge walnut bars along the practice field viewing windows.