The Serendipity Wine Rack is a wall-mounted wine rack made from several staves reclaimed from a used wine barrel. It can hold a case of wine bottles, inserted neck first. It's called 'Serendipity' because, in all honesty, the design is happenstance. The original thought was to have a seamless, wine-barrel-esque shape with some holes to plunk in some bottle necks. That didn't work so well, as wine barrels are expertly crafted by skilled coopers who ensure that only the outside edges of each stave makes contact with its neighbor, held together not by glue or sheer friction, but by the pressure from pounded-in-place metal bands. Soooo... a new tactic was required. The result, though, is quite beautiful and was better than intended... a happy accident indeed.
It is designed after French riddling racks and is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of functional woodworking. It is constructed using wood glue and dowels for strength. The rack has a high-quality plywood backing, mounted to it with bolts. There are keyhole hangers for easily hanging the rack, and drywall anchors are included with purchase. These provide exceptional hanging strength (rated at 50 pounds per bolt) and can be mounted securely into drywall (or even concrete) without the need to locate and drill into studs. Measurements are approximately 36 inches by 14 inches at the widest points. Production time is around a week, but I often have a few in stock that will ship within 2-3 days. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Club chair meets prairie chair in this lushly upholstered white oak and leather lounger. This chair is a contemporary take on the "Prairie Style" chairs made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright and Stickley. Set low and using horizontal lines and flat expanses to evoke the landscape of the prairie, designs from the Prairie School are some of the 20th Century's most iconic.
Here, using beautifully figured white oak, with reverse-tapered legs and corbels, it is also reminiscent of Limbert and Mackintosh. Traditional mortise-and-tenon construction, pinned with dowels, make it solid and sure to stand the test of time. The tufted, distressed Italian leather upholstery is similar in style to the popular Chesterfield club chairs as well.
Note: This chair can be made to order with a different color leather, a different stain, alternate wood (walnut, for example), or upholstered in a fabric of your choice. Please contact me for details.