About a month ago now an email arrived in my inbox from Rhys asking if he could come down to the workshop here in Billinudgel, NSW to discus some pieces of furniture that he has designed and wanted made. He brought along with him a proto type and after getting a clear understanding on what exactly Rhys wanted, I was ordering in the materials and sharpening the teeth on my saw blade. Eager to start such an enjoyable job.
The stools and bench seat he has designed are made of two components. The steel leg fitting and Tassmainen Oak. He wanted a timeless look but also matched with endless durability, And by incorporating the steel component into the turned hardwood leg he has achieved both strength and the aesthetically pleasing looks he was after. The turned leg fits seamlessly into the steel component and sits neatly against the circular seat. His partner, Kristie also helped with the design element by giving an nod of approval when choosing the white paint and matt lacquered finish.