In this project, we are turning an ordinary wood structured building into a lively bear cabin to help diners escape to the simple forest life. Black bear diner was found in 1995, on the site of the old strawberry patches near Mt. Shasta in Northern California, where a huge population of black bears resided. Mt. Shasta is not connected to any nearby mountain and is the heart of the great black forests of Northern California. It was described as “ Lonely as God, and white as a winter moon.” Built on such a beautiful landscape, the first black bear diner was designed to inspire a casual, forest style dining experience along with service and quality to help guests spend a relaxing day there. Today, black bear diners can be found in many urban cities, to continue bringing the forest style dining experience into the American city life. To help recreate that authentic cabin look, we installed wood sidings and zig-zac corner sidings to the building in order to set the stage. Next we enlarged the existing windows and added cabin style wall sconces in between them. The lower portion of the building is faced with river rocks which add tremendous warmth and texture to the building. A trellis is built to create an outdoor corridor space with barn style fences that help to add more architectural details to the building. Bear paws prints are engraved on the arches in between the trellis posts to add character and fun. On the front side, an oversized wall mural is framed in the center of river rocks with two black bears snacking in the local fruit fields. A 10’ tall custom made black bear sculpture carries a “Welcome “ sign with a smile on his face. The base of the sculpture becomes a custom made bike rack to help accommodate and encourage guests arriving on bikes. A custom made bear truck is also available to entertain young guests on the new landscaped lawn. Colorful locally grown flowers are planted to bring in pops of colors. This new Black Bear Diner is way more than just a restaurant, it’s fun and relaxing site to visit for a short escape to the forest life.