Daniel Oates Design Event by Studio 2

Wonderful opening night in the Rock City, Milan NY studio showing of “Without Plans” by artist, sculpture, designer/maker Daniel Oates – an exhibition of furniture, tools, bronze objects and of course…. the BOAT.

Hosted by the amazing Jim Oliveira and Sara Blumberg…. and thanks to Lee Germeroth for providing some of the great photos of the event.

.. live-edge bench (left) in big leaf maple with taper mortise and tenon joints – incredible claro walnut live-edge coffee tables (right) with steam bent legs – and yes – Danny made the cross-bows, the large is an English Long Bow made of Pacific Northwest Hew and the other two are Flat Bows of Osage Orange wood.

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THE BOAT – incredibly as is looks – in person its truly spectacular – all hand-crafted by Danny in his Sharon CT studio.  Its a Norwegian Faering similar to those made (essentially without plans) in Bergen region of Norway.  Constructed with a technique using riveted lapstrake planking, sculpted by eye to form the initial hull – the keel from black locust and white oak.  The sails are hand-stitched canvas in the “spirit rig” style.


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Andrew with Danny Oates and Dana Brandwein-Oates – both designers and owners of bdO Home.

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..who can resist making a lost wax bronze (left) casting of their favorite dog, Reuben – with bronze stake candle holders (right) made from sand cast bronze.

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