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Reclaimed Salvaged Hurricane Sandy Wood Bench with Hand Turned Legs and Drawer


The crotch of a sugar maple that fell during Hurricane Sandy was rescued and repurposed, as a bench. This sturdy piece features two scooped out seat grooves for comfort that reveal the internal graining of the piece. The legs and a circular drawer are hand-turned from shop cut-offs of sapele, a sustainable hard-wood. Mortise and tenon joinery provide superior strength for a piece that will last generations. This is a rare opportunity to aid in the continuing relief effort and own a part of history. 5% of the proceeds from this piece will go to the Mayor's Fund to benefit victims of the storm. It is a chance to take something that was destroyed, invest it with a second life and by doing so give something back to those in need. As seen in images bench measures 20" D x 5" L x 19" H. This is a bespoke piece so custom dimensions, materials and finishes (both interior and exterior) can be accommodated. Please inquire for pricing. All Stefan Rurak Studio pieces are designed and handcrafted in Brooklyn New York.

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  • Creator
    Stefan Rurak (Workshop/Studio)
  • Production type
    One of a Kind
  • Production time
    It will take 8-9 weeks to make this piece
  • Dimensions

    H 19 in. x W 51 in. x D 20 in.

    H 48.26 cm x W 129.54 cm x D 50.8 cm

  • Seller location
    Brooklyn, NY
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Stefan Rurak Studio

Stefan Rurak Studio

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Stefan Rurak Studio's furniture defies conventional boundaries. Founded by the artist Stefan Rurak, his is a Brooklyn-based atelier that merges modern conceptual design with time-honored craftsmanship. The results are evocative, one-of-a-kind, furniture and accessories that are built to span generations. The Studio specializes in bespoke services for private clients. By collaborating with the distinctive and profound properties of materials such as concrete, steel and wood, Stefan Rurak Studio is able to craft furniture that transcends utilitarian ends, and becomes art.

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