Totem

Totem
Totem
Totem
Totem
Totem
Totem
Totem

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Totem

Freestanding coat stand made in solid American Oak with Bog-Oak pegs and umbrella holder.

At first glance you see the rational geometric shape. Then, when looked closely, the hand carved surfaces draw the attention to the human work behind it. When you touch the little irregularities, you can feel in them the warmth of the of the wood.


It seats on a metal base which works as water collector for wet umbrellas.
The squared bog-oak pegs can be positioned as needed and used on both sides.

All the parts composing the coat stand have the grain going in the same direction allowing for natural movements.
Each part has been carefully joined to the others to allow both of the angled surfaces to be planed in one direction avoiding any tear-out.

Once the coat stand was planed to its final shape, I gouged the front and back surfaces lending a dense corrugated texture that enhances the wood grain.


The coat stand has been finished using one coat of Blanchon Original Wood Environment to protect it from light and water without substantially changing its natural colour.

The pegs have been buffered and polished using leather to avoid any friction when moved from one hole to another.

 

Series of 3

client.  private

year.  2013