This bench is made from hard rock maple for the base, and bubinga for the top and leg accents. I designed this bench so that the top appears to ‘float’ above its supporting members. My goal was to produce something contemporary and reflective of the broad exposed beams prevalent in Sea Ranch architecture. The bench is finished with multiple coats of a hand-rubbed oil-varnish mixture. Please see the final photo of this piece in the “Furniture Gallery” now that the finish has been rubbed out to its final satin sheen. This bench also was displayed in the 2011 Art in the Redwoods show at the Gualala Arts Center. This bench recently sold through the Spindrift Gallery in Gualala.
On the Drawing Board
On the drawing board now are several versions of this bench, as shown below. Any and all comments are welcome. Click on an image to see it larger.
Phil Wenndt, 1/12