Tufted Bench

 

2013

 

This wooden bench makes use of the shaping capabilities of a CNC machining centre to create a surface that emulates tufted upholstery. The top started as a simple slab laminated together with planks cut to match the width of the tufts. The shallow concave 'pillows' would present a significant challenge to fabricate with typical woodworking techniques, thus the CNC was employed to sculpt the wood surface. The legs were also fabricated in the same machine by cutting half of the profile, flipping it over into a custom fixture and cutting the other half. Hand sanding and an oil finish complete the bench. Created in collaboration with Joy Charbonneau.

 

Materials

 

Walnut

 

Finishes

 

Satin Clear Hardwax Oil

 

Availability

 

Can be custom made through DMD

 

 

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