Thursday, March 31, 2016

Elegant Wooden Chair Hand-Carved from a Single Tree Stump

With the right artistic vision, an ordinary tree stump can become something magnificent. In 2014, Alex Johnson demonstrated this with his chair called Glemham I, which he carved out of a large oak stump. It took the craftsman six months to complete his wooden creation by hand using everyday tools like a chisel and gouge.
The Glemham I was produced during a residency at White House Farm, which is the seasonal home of The Alde Valley Spring Festival near Great Glemham, England. Its stump was harvested from the farm and felled by a local timber man. Johnson then began slowly shaping and forming the wood into a elegant piece of furniture, with curved arms that flow into intricate flourishes adorning the base of the chair.
After completing the carving, Glemham I was debuted at the annual Festival Exhibition and now resides in the farm’s old Threshing Barn.

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