If you’re passing by the award-winning South Bloc building on Knox Street, stop in and grab a coffee from John Knox. Not only do they make great coffee, they serve it up on a beautiful brass sheet countertop, created by the Mainline team. The benchtop, which is 5metres long with a 24mm box fold, is made of 2400 x 1200 brass sheets. These were butt joined and glued to plywood and weighted down to get a seamless finish. We made a plywood template to run a flush trim router to fit the shape of the two sinks into the brass bench top, but the real challenge was delivering it without any scratches to the polished brass.