Seating Stool Furniture Commission for ten seating logs made from various wood species including Mape, Oak, Walnut, Ash, Beech and Cherry. The client and I drew out the shapes he would like to see in his home. The starting weight of each log was 200 pounds. I thought I would die moving the logs down the steps into the studio. Then lifting them onto the lathe was only possible after purchasing an engine hoist.
Each seat has a unique shape and the wood a specific character for color and texture. These Seating Stool Furniture Commission pieces are movable seating elements as well as wood sculptures. This was my most challenging commission to date due to the logistics of the heavy logs and mounting them on the lathe. Once on the lathe the process was rather simple. It is always exciting to watch the various forms take hold as layers of wood peel from the log.
Here is a link to another commission for a country table https://www.aaturning.com/2019/10/01/table-legs/
I design and produce all original items in my studio in Montvale, New Jersey. USA. If you have any ideas or needs that you would like to see come to life I welcome that discussion.