|Project by pmayer||posted 02-09-2015 11:12 AM||2795 views||17 times favorited||11 comments|
While on a visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1999 or 2000 I had an opportunity to sit on a Danish Modern bench with a woven leather seat that was made by Sam Maloof. That was something of a religious experience, so at that moment I added making one of these to my woodworking “bucket list” and I’ve been thinking about it on and off ever since. I love the curvy lines and bold joinery that are characteristic of a Maloof piece, and building this bench and using a rasp to sculpt these joints made me appreciate his genius even more. This is not an exact replica, but I did my best to capture the essence of the Maloof original.
-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com