Elegance Entangled

Elegance Entangled
A ball gown in bittersweet. This sculpture would make a stunning window display, or wedding sculpture. It is made so that it comes apart in two halves (which stand independently) and can fit through a standard door. Here it is decorated with fresh flowers, but will also look amazing with tiny lights and greenery for the holiday season.

Handcrafted Bittersweet arbor

Handcrafted Bittersweet arbor
The vines for this arbor were collected with permits from local conservation lands. This is a unique and beautiful doorway inviting you into another world.

Unique Handcrafted Wood Chair

Unique Handcrafted Wood Chair
These hand made chairs are made using alder, maple, red osier dog wood and bittersweet. They are more throne than chair, a seat where Gandalf might rest. I make chairs from alder, maple, bittersweet, wisteria, red osier dogwood and willow. I have found that careful attention to the internal dimensions of the chair (the height and span of the arms and the curvature of the back) results in a chair that welcomes and engulfs the sitter. The challenge of fitting many different pieces together in just the right way requires many labor intensive hours. These chairs work well inside or on a covered porch.

Bittersweet Mirror

Bittersweet Mirror
Step into wonderland with this handcrafted mirror

Holiday centerpiece

Holiday centerpiece
I created this centerpiece using some of my favorite things. Rose hips, sage leaves, winter berries, twigs, antler sheds and an old horse bridle. The silver punch bowl lends a touch of elegagance.

Porch Chairs

Porch Chairs
These hand made chairs make a wonderful place to rest.

Bittersweet occasional table with stone top

Bittersweet occasional table with stone top
A beautiful handcrafted side table made of bittersweet vines and bluestone.

Handcrafted laboratory glass cloche lamp

Handcrafted laboratory glass cloche lamp
This composition of 1940's laboratory glass includes an antique replica light bulb.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Live edge side table


A new twist on my usual stone tops. I used a piece of live edge wood, filling the crack that formed with a black 2 part wood epoxy. The result is quite beautiful.

Live edge dessert stand/cheese platter

This is a live edge cherry slice, treated with a food safe finish.

Garden sculptures

These larger than life rabbit sculptures are my latest creation. They are entirely made of bittersweet vines and treated with a non toxic wood preservative that will give them a long life outside.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Boston Brownstone in Gingerbread




This years gingerbread house is a Boston brownstone. I plan to make more brownstones in the next couple of years so I will end up with a street lined with them.

Pin Cherry and Blue Stone Corner Table




This corner table is a custom piece. It's graceful lines and natural cleft stone top create a beautiful elegant, rustic table.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hand made wood and stone outdoor table

 



    This unique wood and stone outdoor table is hand crafted from very mature bittersweet vines. I remove the vines with permission from conservation lands. This invasive vine kills native trees. When I  make furniture with this invasive I feel I am creating meaningful beauty (helping protect the native forests while creating beautiful functional pieces for the home). The top is natural cleft bluestone, treated with a stone sealer. This protects it from spills while maintaining it's natural beauty.
    It can be used as a BBQ table or a beautiful spot for your summer flowers.
    Visit my web site www.entangledfurnishings.com for more information.

Handcrafted wreaths that save forests

Handcrafted wreaths that save forests
Each wreath is a unique, and hand crafted. They are made from bittersweet vines culled from conservation land. I do not disturb the berries, to prevent further spread of this invasive species. I have town permits to collect the vines I gather. Removing bittersweet saves trees and helps preserve and protect native New England forests. This wreath is decorated with winter berries.

Handcrafted holiday wreath

Handcrafted holiday wreath
Bittersweet wreath, horse chestnut garland, vintage maple sap buckets with antique French labels I collected the horse chestnuts, drilled holes through them and strung them together with copper wire. The buckets are old maple sap collecting buckets, I decoupaged old French lables onto them for a little interest.

Handcrafted bittersweet lamp on a granite base

Handcrafted bittersweet lamp on a granite base
A unique forest like sculpture of twisted vines, roots and stone, provides a magic corner in your home for imagination.

Handcrafted pin cherry lamp

Handcrafted pin cherry lamp
I use unusually shaped granite for the lamp base. To this granite I anchor the body of the lamp, which is two or three small pieces of pin cherry cut from saplings. Pin cherry bark is a deep burgundy and is accentuated by pale yellow striations. I make each lamp shade, often with a pale paper into which is embedded the body of leaves. I use small pin cherry branches to fashion the finial for each lamp. I chose a black shade for this lamp which lends an elegance to the piece. I finish each lamp with three coats of satin marine spar varnish, which gives a permanent luster to the bark.

Handcrafted Christmas reindeer

Handcrafted Christmas reindeer
A cute, ungainly reindeer. He just makes me smile.

Hand made wooden table with a bluestone top

Hand made wooden table with a bluestone top
This is a unique and functional piece for any hall.

Handcrafted bittersweet mirror

Handcrafted bittersweet mirror
An enormous enchanted piece for any room.

Handcrafted rhododendron and stone table

Handcrafted rhododendron and stone table
This ancient rhododendron was dried for two years and then turned into this table. The top is a natural edge stone of a deep coffee color.

Handcrafted driftwood bench

Handcrafted driftwood bench
This bench is created from lake driftwood. The pieces were chosen for their color variation and interest. The seat is bluestone. This would be beautiful at a beach house.

Bittersweet Arbor

Bittersweet Arbor
This arbor was created to delineate a manicured garden from the wild beyond, a perfect gateway through which hobits or the like might travel. The owner decorates it with holiday lights, and it is a beautiful winter as well as summer focal point.

Handcrafted terracotta pot wrapped in bittersweet and moss

Handcrafted terracotta pot wrapped in bittersweet and moss
A dramatic aged terracotta pot

Boston Globe Magazine Article

Boston Globe Magazine Article
Here is the June 14th Globe Home Magazine Article about my furniture. Just click on the photograph to read the article.

Handcrafted maple music stand

Handcrafted maple music stand
Music Stand I made for my son Thomas. He is a wonderful musician.

Handcrafted outdoor coffee table

Handcrafted outdoor coffee table
A place to set down a drink while you soak up the sun.

Mini pumpkins and embroidered signatures.

Mini pumpkins and embroidered signatures.
I enlarged my children's signatures 400% and embroidered them on linen dinner napkins.