Antler bench. 40" x 22" x 34"H.
While gathering materials for this chair I paused over a set of antlers I had rejected several times earlier. The ends of several tines were broken off and one whole tine was completely snapped off. It seemed like this otherwise beautiful set of horns were just too damaged to use. I gave the horns closer consideration and got to thinking that this bull must have been the James Cagney, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger all rolled into one. He definitely was a fighter! His horns are not as big as some but that sure didn’t keep him from a good fight. It took some pretty intense fights to do the damage he suffered on his horns. I bet he won most of his fights just because of his tenacity. I’m sure that impressed the ladies.
I decided to restore the beauty of his antlers by making him a copper prosthesis for one tine and covering the other damaged tine tips with iron wraps. The finished results made this one of the best looking chairs I have ever made.
All the materials are cycled. The horns were naturally shed last Spring (so this guy is alive and is still out fighting for the ladies with a new set of antlers). The iron and copper came from farm junk piles and the seat is salvaged wood from a storm damaged willow tree.
This chair has a powerful aura surrounding it and is just waiting for a real strong willed king or queen to take it home.
David Lange – Free range blacksmith
SIZE: 40" x 22" x 34"H