Here's a slightly different take on my woven leather barstool. This one's got a mid-back leather strap and blonde wood to contrast the dark brown leather. I can make these in whatever kind of wood you'd like. Contact me for details.
I recently made a custom shelving unit for a friend who simply needed her microwave above her stove and not on her counter. Originally it was just going to have one board going across the bottom, but then I thought "Well that's boring." I want it to DO MORE. There would have been so much space above the microwave, so I thought "What a great place for a butcher's block!" So I made an end-grain butcher's block out of all the scraps I had sitting around my shop. But how to easily slide such a monster in and out of the shelf? Why not a leather strap? Great idea! I love incorporating wood and leather... so I did. Now it looks like a butcher's block suitcase. I'm okay with that. But now there's all this boring un-utilized space below the shelf. How about a handy little spice rack made of tiny jars? Great idea! Should I sink the top into the shelf and secure it with epoxy? But won't it be a hassle to have to unscrew the jar every time you want to remove it? Good point. Magnets...? I do love magnets... I'm somewhat obsessed with magnets... Magnets it is! I sunk seven rare earth magnets into the shelf so the jars attached securely and easily from below. Let's stop there. I don't want to overdo it.
I wanted a very simple but elegant form to match the the function of this knock-down meditation bench. The walnut seat and sides are held snugly together by the maple tusk tenon joinery which can be easily assembled or broken apart with the included walnut/maple mallet. When broken down, the pieces take up very little space. Contact me to commission one.
It rhymes so you know it's true. FINISHED. It took a good long while, but it's finally done and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. It's walnut with a woven leather seat and I made it entirely using hand tools. I'll DEFINITELY be plugging in for its companion stool.