Swanson Bench

Original Design by Dale JohnsonIndiana Limestone, Granite
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone, Granite

Over the years I’ve donated many times to charities. My favorite cause is children’s literacy.This client bought my services in a live auction, and this bench is what we came up with.

 

Zipper Bench

Original design by Dale JohnsonIndiana Limestone
Original design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

Outside the Blind Lemon in Cincinnati. Make sense?

 

Indiana Limestone
Indiana Limestone

I’ve been told that Johnny Cash sat on this bench. How cool is that?

Original design by Dale JohnsonIndiana Limestone
Original design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

Having fun with ideas…

 

Gary Patio Set

Original Design by Dale JohnsonKansas Limestone, Bronze, Copper, Patina, Glass
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Kansas Limestone, Bronze, Copper, Patina, Glass

This outdoor table and bench set has aged well. Almost twenty years strong now.

Original Design by Dale JohnsonKansas Limestone, Bronze, Copper, Patina, Glass
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Kansas Limestone, Bronze, Copper, Patina, Glass

Materials that have been proven to withstand centuries, even used in a very contemporary way, maintain an agelessness that seems at peace with the seasons.

Palmer Bench

Original Design by Dale JohnsonGranite, Limestone, Stainless Steel
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Granite, Limestone, Stainless Steel

I made this bench as a Christmas present for my in law’s. Sporty people, they are. I was thinking of them in the design stage.

Original Design by Dale JohnsonGranite, Limestone, Stainless Steel
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Granite, Limestone, Stainless Steel

It’s been years since I’ve seen this bench. I hear it is holding up well. All good.

Mallory Planter

Mallory Planter
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

I have done many projects with this couple, and we are still friends. This one was an anniversary gift from the husband to the wife, who is a fantastic gardener. I love that she keeps it so lush.

 

Mallory Planter
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

In the background is the original log cabin, which was moved and rebuilt after the house was finished. Ohio can be remarkably beautiful in the spring. I recently sent a hello email, and Mrs. Mallory invited me out to do some photography of the many projects we’ve done and say hello, and I am planning to take her up on it.

Given as an anniversary gift, Mrs. Mallory's urn is lush with life.
Given as an anniversary gift, Mrs. Mallory’s urn is lush with life.
Mallory Planter
Original design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

Here the planter is, freshly delivered. We planned it so that she was gone when we delivered it, and he surprised her with it when she came home.

Mallory Planter
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

The floral swag was a theme the client wanted, and it works perfectly in the garden.

Shear Glass Top Table

Shear Glass Top Table
Indiana Limestone
32″ x 16″ x 16″

I always envision the Great Gatsby when I am here. All the details are attentively addressed, with exquisite detail. Many projects into our many year relationship, I only value his talent more every year.

Shear Glass Top Table
Indiana Limestone
32″ x 16″ x 16″

And I am grateful that he values mine, too.

Shear Glass Top Table
Indiana Limestone
32″ x 16″ x 16″

May the table always remain level, and seat as many as need seating.