The awesome Yellowstone River Canyon came to mind when I saw this beautiful piece of curly mango. With it’s rich colors and undulating grain, it calls to mind a stone canyon carved by one of the most powerful rivers in the Rockies.
Tim hand carved the lacewood trestle to expose the swirling grain as if it were the river deep in the canyon. One end of the mango slab is carved to echo the rippling surface of a river. The legs are curved, tapered laminations of 9 pieces of mahogany and paduak wood.
“The Yellowstone” functions equally well as a sofa table or hall table. It can also be used as a sculptural accent piece.
Tim’s rocking chair design is a mellow play of hard and soft edges that carry through the entire rocker.
The chair began as a simple line drawing, pulled from a dream. The organic joinery came about after Tim attended a workshop taught by Sam Maloof. The combination became Tim’s unique adaptation of a masterful design.
The seats are hand carved so anyone sitting in this rocker feels absolutely settled into the chair. The curved back stays give excellent lumbar support and the head rest is shaped to cradle your head when you lean back. The strong, laminated rockers are carefully designed to settle you back at the perfect comfortable angle.
“Dreamtime,” left, is of Lacewood (Australian Silky Oak) with accents of Curly Maple. “River’s Bend,” right, is of highly figured Quilted Birch with Curly Mango accents.
“Tipsy”, a wine rack inspired by the shape of a wine bottle, is made of curved, tapered laminations of Cherry with Bloodwood accents. It stands about five and a half feet high and holds twenty two wine bottles. The wine rack can be custom ordered in smaller or larger sizes. It can also be made as a set, with each section a slightly different curving shape.
An organic approach to Old World style, using the deep color of Cocobollo wood. This chair plays with hard and soft lines. The chair’s elegant organic curves embrace and support your back. It’s shape makes for extended comfortable sitting.
The seat is of blackberry leather that compliments the varied tones of red in the cocobollo.
This chair was custom designed as a dining set. Tim can create this same or a variation of this chair in any hardwoods, with your choice of leathers or upholstery for the seat. Please inquire on our “custom orders” page.
Lou and Cheryl Quallenberg are right next to us at the Western Design Conference. Lou made stools to sit on — they go with his exquisite mesquite table, but I think the stools are hidden under various bottoms (mine and Tim’s included) more often then they are on his pedestal in plain view. Boy — is it ever hard to stand for 7 hours at a time! I am personally grateful to Lou and to Les & Tauni Powers for sharing their seating.
Lou’s mesquite furniture is absolutely gorgeous. We saw it for the first time at last year’s conference. He supports the twisted, highly figured Texas mesquite table and bench tops, with sinuous trestles and legs. The overall effect is something I would classify as Contemporary Organic, like Tim’s furniture.
Either Tim’s or Lou’s furniture would fit beautifully in a contemporary city loft or a Rocky Mountain lodge-style home. Their pieces easily compliment modern or traditional decor and furniture of steel, chrome, antler or leather.
We are meeting lots of customers and really hoping someone will make a connection with one of Tim’s woodworking pieces and decide to take it home with them. We’d both really like not to have to take his “The Yellowstone” table and “Forest Muse,” the beautiful walnut desk home with us, no matter how much I’d like them in our own living room.
Here are the three pieces Tim entered into the juried part of the Western Design Conference exhibit.
Right next to Tim’s pieces, Les and Tauni Powers, of Nature’s Forms, have an elegant booth with outrageous sculptural pieces by Les. My favorite reminds me of the wind dancing through the sandstone canyons at Zion, where we go with our shamanic study group every spring. Turns out, when I mentioned that connection to Les, he told me it is inspired directly by Red Canyon in Bryce, very close to where we go with our group.
I’ll post about Lou Quallenberg‘s incredible mesquite table tomorrow. For now, here’s a shot of Lou and 3 friends all woodworkers, and links to their websites. Check ’em out: