Since 1995, Justin Kennick has been transforming sustainably harvested hardwood limbs into handsome rustic furniture.
Kennick's work in forestry, over three decades, has given him a keen eye for distinctive patterns and twists in bark and branches.
Chairs and footstools are typically crafted into a framework of branches with the bark intact, and woven with reed or ash splint seats and backs. Benches are typically made from rough-cut planks with branch legs and frame.
Materials used include maple, birch, cherry, ash, and hickory. All pieces are worked with hand tools, fitted with tight joints, and lightly coated with oil to protect against wear.
Chairs, rockers, footstools, side tables, plant stands, and benches are available, in ready-made or custom designs. Photographs on this page show some sample styles - no two pieces are ever the same.
Prices range from $80 (for a small footstool) to $600 (for a fancy rocking chair). Custom pieces are also available.