wildwood furniture is designed and built
by three people, and is a cooperative effort
with the goal of making furniture that is
strong and beautiful and original. Mark,
Walt and Rob build stools, chairs, benches
and small tables using slab and twig all-wood
construction techniques. Each piece is unique.
Slab seats or table tops are shaped and
well sanded to reveal the wood's beauty.
Twig ,or sapling legs are tenoned and glued
into the slabs and wedged in place. Sometimes
the bark is removed from the legs, other
times it looks better on. When complete,
each piece is finished with oil and then
either waxed, or polyurethaned. The result
is a piece of refined rustic furniture made
of solid hardwood native to Indiana.
furniture has its origin in a region of
southcentral Indiana where temperate hardwood
trees grow. Many species are native such
as black cherry, walnut, hickory, the
oaks, poplar, locust, soft and hard maples,
ash, persimmon, and others. In areas that
are cleared, trees naturally re-seed or
even re-sprout. The regenerative force
is strong and so there is always sapling
and twig material available.