Ruby Slipper – Canal

Restaurant Design+Build Furniture/Trim Package


We first had a much simpler plan for this renovation on Canal St., but upon tearing out two ceilings and exposing the massive I-beams spanning across the main room, the design consortium went FULL TILT BOOGIE! We went with an Art Deco/Steam Punk look on the inside while maintaining a historically-accurate Art Deco Facade. Some outstanding features include: compound tapered columns, 3″ thick bar top cut from 3″x 24″x 32′ long leaf pine beams, repurposed the 18″diameter recessed lights into huge pendent lights, rust-effect bar face and wainscoting, slider-style table leaf system, banquettes, bar stools, lunch counter- style table, and sliding barn doors.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Daren from New Orleans Woodworking on several new-opening restaurant and bar build outs in New Orleans, Pensacola & Orange Beach. 

From design to installation, Daren and his crew execute the highest-quality, artistic custom woodwork of furniture, booths, tables and bars. We regularly get great compliments and inquiries from guests on the craftsmanship by New Orleans Woodworking!

Chris Belou, The Ruby Slipper