Furniture in Granite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof

 

Fireproof

 

Windproof

Insectproof

 

Mouldproof

 

Theftproof

The hardest, toughest building stone on this planet

With the  granite  left over from the patio and bar commission, and the rocks that my client bought for me,

I applied myself to creating pieces with this new and different type of stone

 

  Sofa Bench

Commissioned by the Town of Huntsville

for River Mill Park, Huntsville, Ontario

               Back-to-back Bench

Commissioned by the Town of Huntsville

for River Mill Park, Huntsville, Ontario

T-backrest Loveseat

On loan at Kent Park,

Main Street and Brunel Road,

Huntsville, Ontario

Classic Slab Bench With Backrest

 

Butterfly Bench

with Coffee Table/Ottoman

On loan at Kent Park

 Main Street and Brunel Road

Huntsville, Ontario

Basin/ Birdbath With Base

For sale at 10 Airport Road East workshop

Huntsville, Ontario

Muskoka Chair with Ottoman 

Sold to Lake of Bays Cottage

Corner Desk with Matching Stool

For sale at 10 Airport Road East workshop

Huntsville, Ontario

Side Table

On loan at the office of Dr. Litchfield

Ste. 29 -203 Main St. East

Huntsville, Ontario

Ashlar Coffee Table 

With Glass Top

 

For sale at 10 Airport Road East workshop

Huntsville, Ontario

Butterfly-style Double Bench

For sale at Huntsville Place Mall

King William Street

Huntsville, Ontario

 

Stone Throne

For sale at Premium Docks and Marine Systems, Parry Sound, Ontario

Set of eight chairs commission for existing table

Sold to Lake of Bays cottage

The Table Foundation Men's Shelter Patio, and Bench and Table Commission

I offered to donate a patio to the new Men's Shelter in Huntsville, and did so with a lot of help and material from Frank Pinheiro of Muskoka Cornerstone Inc.

The late Brenda Goulet is the sculptor of the iconic statue of Tom Thompson and his canoe gracing the courtyard of Huntsville's Algonquin Theatre. She was commissioned by an anonymous donor to cast a similarly life sized bronze statue to represent a humble, homeless man in need of shelter. He welcomes others to share his bowl of soup

I designed an L-shaped bench to  wrap part way around the future table with plenty of room for "George" to offer  a seat and some soup to visitors. How difficult could that be to build?

The pair of triple angles of the backrest alone took weeks  to do and redo until I achieved the precision I was trying for, but it took my craftsmanship and determination to new levels. Besides, anything less would have looked sloppy

The statue posture was based on a paper cutout of the future height and depth of the bench seat, and when they finally came together months later they fitted perfectly, to our profound relief. Brenda's body of work will be a great legacy  for many years to come

 Rudinian Rockworks

Rock solid furniture designs and more by Rudi Stade 

© 2019 by Rudi Stade 

Photography by Rudi Stade