“Great things in business are never done by one person.”
Every piece that Doc Wright creates is completely customized and based on a collaboration between Doc and his client’s requests. He has worked with numerous hotel chains and has an extensive rolodex of residential clients who recommend his custom woodworking abilities to their friends. It was through one of these personal relationships that Doc was introduced to the guys at Black Rifle Coffee.
Veteran owned and operated, it’s no secret that the owners of Black Rifle Coffee love their guns. About three years ago, they mounted a Vulcan Cannon on top of a Prius. So, when Richard, the co-founder of Black Rifle Coffee, commissions you for a one-of-a-kind piece, you don’t say no. When he wants a custom espresso bar built in the trunk of a Tesla Model XR556, equipped with falcon wing doors and two Gatling guns that fire a combined 8,000 rounds per minute, where do you sign up?
What started out as a simple conversation between two friends led to this unique design idea. The bar is outfitted with a Weber Workshop’s EG-1 flat burr coffee grinder and La Marzocco GS3 espresso machine, which is powered by a Goal Zero Yeti (a portable power station) underneath, providing Black Rifle to make their coffee at various trade shows and their growing locations of brick-and-mortar stores.
The Details: Doc’s Custom Woodworking Explained
Doc loves a challenge, and this proved to be just that. He had to make the bar sight-unseen, with no template to work with and no car to get the precise measurements. He used a sustainably harvested wood from a large tree known to Central America called Guanacaste, or Parota, which grows incredibly fast, at a rate of one meter per year due to the high humidity in the region. A perfect source for sustainable custom woodworking.
He used West System epoxy 105 resin and 207 special clear hardener. The beautiful walnut-finished inlay is completed with crushed black coffee beans and 24k gold flakes sprinkled throughout the epoxy. This project took approximately 120 hours to complete, and will no doubt be a conversational piece for anyone who admires it.
Now that the sawdust has settled, if you ask Doc what he loved most about this project, he will say, “That I got to be a part of Black Rifle Coffee. No one can take that away from me.”
To see more exciting projects, follow Doc on Instagram @thewrightedge
Watch the Black Rifle video and see the design for yourself!