Introducing Vermont Woodworker, Alex Dunklee and his handcrafted “Wrought ‘N Wood”
Vermont needs no introduction, but I will anyways!
Sandwiched in-between New York and New Hampshire (for you non-New Englanders) the Green Mountain state is a breath of fresh air. With an appreciation for nature, a working landscape and hard work, Vermont is a state that truly defines Yankee Ingenuity in a modern world.
When traveling through Vermont or New England, you can’t help but notice old, dilapidated barns and buildings along the twisting and turning roads. Over 200 years of harsh New England weather have left these antique treasures in desperate need of rebirth.
There’s a new metal shop in town and it’s popularity is red hot. These beautiful reclaimed wood and metal coffee tables are the result of a collaboration of three generations of the Mosheim family in Dorset, Vermont. We’ve been working with Dan Mosheim and his fine furniture studio for many years. He creates some of the most original and high quality furniture we’ve seen.
Earlier this year Dennis and I made a trip up to Dan’s shop to see his latest project. He and sons Will and Sam have teamed up to build a series of unique occasional tables. Dan and Will select and assemble reclaimed wood for the table tops, “toast it” with a torch to achieve rich color characteristics and hand-rub a clear, non-toxic durable finish to protect the wood. Sam custom fabricates the steel base in a new metal shop he and his dad recently built next to their furniture studio.
We’ve had inquiries about the tables from customers living everywhere from urban loft apartments to rural country homesteads. The artful design manages to add warmth and character to any space. Whether your style is rustic or refined you can enhance it by adding one of these unique, handcrafted reclaimed oak and metal coffee tables. Come have a look for yourself at Stonehurst, our fine furniture showroom and art gallery. And share your thoughts about wood and metal furniture designs on Facebook!
The former Vanderbilt estate that sits along the edge of Lake Champlain now belongs to a Manhattan couple who've used natural materials including reclaimed barnwood and local river rocks to create a rural respite quite reminiscent of the homes of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.