Bruck Fireplace

Poplar WoodCarving 3' x 9"
Poplar Wood
Carving 3′ x 9″

A rare example of a commission in wood. A carpenter did the structural work, and Matthew Palmer and I designed and carved the mantle detail. The home is near an old lighthouse, so we themed the design from there.

Poplare Wood3' x 9"
Poplare Wood
3′ x 9″

Herons are common here, and the owner loves herons, so we incorporated them into the lighthouse theme.

Reuter Corbels

Reuter Corbels
Cherry Wood
18″ x 10″ x 24″

Solid cherry wood, laminated and molded to the basic profile by furniture make Brooke. A little hard to tell from these puics, but the lead stood proud of the matrix. A lot of effort to get that done. In real life it’s worth it.

Reuter Corbels
Cherry Wood
18″ x 10″ x 24″

These were published in Columbus Monthly Magazine, as I recall. I will look it up an share the pics if I am right. If not, thy should have been . This is being worked on- it is shown upside down.

End Table

Original Design by Dale JohnsonCopper, Bronze, Walnut, Enamel24" x 24" x 18"
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Copper, Bronze, Walnut, Enamel
24″ x 24″ x 18″

Hand=hammered bronze legs, a walnut body, cast bronze handles with enameled ornament… a bronze top… I still love this end table, and it is still proudly in my living room. Want one like it?

 

Original Design by Dale JohnsonCopper, Bronze, Walnut, Enamel24" x 24" x 18"
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Copper, Bronze, Walnut, Enamel
24″ x 24″ x 18″

This one was designed as a cd case. Now I keep my kids’ school pics in it. Living with art.

Original Design by Dale JohnsonCopper, Bronze, Walnut, Enamel24" x 24" x 18"
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Copper, Bronze, Walnut, Enamel
24″ x 24″ x 18″

This detail gives you an idea of the hand made nature of my furniture. Every piece is absolutely hand made.

Patton Entry

Patton Entry
Poplar Wood
16′ x 6″ x 18″

This entry is based on the images of the various Chakras as provided to me by the client (a yoga instructor). The piece is carved from a single poplar tree, as provided by the client.

Patton Entry
Poplar Wood
16′ x 6″ x 18″

The negative spaces were first drilled to depth before being shaped. Steve, my assistant for this piece, was deaf. Very intense. I hope it has aged well; I haven’t seen it for almost twenty years.

Patton Entry
Poplar Wood
16′ x 6″ x 18″

I torched it slightly before the installation, to darken it without stain.

Patton Entry
Poplar Wood
16′ x 6″ x 18″

I am sure that the years have been kind. Good materials weather well. My guess is that the roof looks better now than it did brand new, and so with the wood.

Hall Table (Version Two)

Original Design by Dale JohnsonMahogany, Copper, Bronze, Holly Wood, Marble8' x 42" x 22"
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Mahogany, Copper, Bronze, Holly Wood, Marble
8′ x 42″ x 22″

This piece is a reprise of another table, just rather beefedĀ  up to fit it’s new location. The very white wood legs are Holly; the top, a single slab of Mahogany.

Original Design by Dale JohnsonMahogany, Copper, Bronze, Holly Wood, Marble8' x 42" x 22"
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Mahogany, Copper, Bronze, Holly Wood, Marble
8′ x 42″ x 22″

Inlaid into the base is a marble receptacle for aromatic wildflowers. It has never been used.

Leprechans

Poplar Wood, Paint15" tall
Poplar Wood, Paint
15″ tall

I regret not having better pics. These were made for a bar in Indianapolis through a contractor, and I never saw them installed. I’ve always enjoyed wood, but haven’t had a lot of call for it.

Poplar Wood, Paint15" tall
Poplar Wood, Paint
15″ tall

The expressions were key. I imagine leprechauns are pretty mellow.

Poplar Wood, Paint15" tall
Poplar Wood, Paint
15″ tall

I can’t remember why this guy had a hammer. I’m sure I had a reason at the time.

Poplar Wood, Paint15" tall
Poplar Wood, Paint
15″ tall

One piece of wood. I wish somebody else would ask for a pair.

Markwood Candle Holders

Designed by architect Phil MarkwoodBronze and Cherry Wood
Designed by architect Phil Markwood
Bronze and Cherry Wood

These candle holders have a heft that augments their seriousness of intent. They separate at the base to allow for portability.

Designed by architect Phil MarkwoodBronze and Cherry Wood
Designed by architect Phil Markwood
Bronze and Cherry Wood

Communal ownership of high craft is an important thing, and one of the reasons I like to work for churches.

Designed by architect Phil MarkwoodBronze and Cherry Wood
Designed by architect Phil Markwood
Bronze and Cherry Wood

Even though these are heavy and made of wood and metal, there is a lightness to them.