Environmentally Friendly Inside and Outside: Custom Furniture by Stick and Stone Studio
That doesn’t include the neighbors carved into the base.
Woodworker and sculptor Tom Sippel creates unique custom furniture using traditional techniques in his studio in rural Cummington, MA. Some of his neighbors may be a little wilder than yours, but these carved creatures serve as a metaphor for Tom’s dedication to producing environmentally friendly furniture.
Being an environmentally friendly furniture maker encompasses not only working with responsibly harvested materials but also understanding the impact of these products, both on the environment outside and the one inside your home. After all, there is an ecosystem in your home. Your family consists of more or less cuddly creatures that also need some protection. Concerned about emissions from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in your home from chemicals in furniture finishes and paints? Tom’s customers can choose formaldehyde-free glues and finishes and paints that offer the least exposure to VOCs. Stick and Stone Studio is also committed to using wood certified as responsibly harvested by the Smart Wood Program and the Forest Stewardship Council as well as rescued and recycled wood.
The frame for this rustic sideboard was made from single source cherry. That is, the wood came from a single log from a cherry tree. All the wood in this piece, including the birch bark and twigs used for the cabinet and drawer panels, was locally harvested. With six legs and mortise and tenon and dovetail joinery, this is a solid, sturdy, and eco-friendly product.
You and the other more or less permanent residents of your home will certainly have some unique needs and ideas for the custom furniture destined for your lair. Stick and Stone Studio will work with your design inspirations:
Maybe you desire a piece that serves a special purpose or fits into a special space. It may be that you need to match what is already in the room, or to duplicate another piece of furniture. Or perhaps all you know is that you want a new bed, table or desk. The next step is to contact the Studio and we will go over what you have in mind, record as much information as you have, and then engage in a little brainstorming. A few days later you will receive some sketches – rough drawings of ideas along with a price range for the designs. This process allows for a fluid exchange of ideas.
Take a look at these furniture pieces that all began as special requests.
You’ve probably purchased bedding to go with your bed. Have you ever had a bed made to go with your bedding? The curly cherry veneer on the footboard and headboard of this custom cherry platform bed was selected and laid to match the traditional quilts the customer intended to use on this bed.
A traditional poet “who still works with just a pen and paper” (Google it, Millennials) commissioned Tom to build this writer’s desk. Made from curly yellow birch locally harvested from Western Massachusetts, the desk combines Asian and contemporary style in an elegant, open design.
Get in touch with Stick and Stone Studio and commission custom furniture for your family that’s environmentally friendly on the outside and inside. If you live within 300 miles of Western Massachusetts in New England or New York, large pieces that may be difficult to transport can be assembled at your home. Completed pieces can also be shipped to your neck of the woods.