Since the back panel of the island is in direct line of sight for someone seated in the dining and living room, we wanted to add some visual interest in this area. We salvaged the old lath pieces from the demolition and installed them in a geometric pattern, adding texture and pattern.
The ceiling-mounted installation was made with traditional tin cornice painted out in a glossy black, and additional salvaged lath pieces spaced 1/2″ apart to allow light to diffuse from above. (LED lights are installed behind the lath).
The posts to support the island are 4×4 solid reclaimed wood, and the bar countertop is made of solid oak left over from the extra baseboard and door trim.