Functional Art Inspired by Nature
Joe Kovacs of Branching Out Artistree has been working with wood for 19 years. Recently he started creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces from fallen hardwood trees and branches. He has designed and built functional art in the form of tables, shelves, entertainment units, game tables and more. He welcomes visitors to his studio and also takes custom orders.
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About Branching Out Artistree in Joe’s Own Words
“A creation of beauty is a joy forever.”
“I love the outdoors, and on my many walks I was inspired to find a way to recycle the many fallen branches that littered the ground. When I used some of the branches as table legs, I noticed the table was very sturdy, naturally balanced and aesthetically pleasing. They seemed to take on their own personality.”
“The surfaces of my furnishings are hardwood slabs up to 2 inches thick consisting of oak, beech, walnut, cherry, ash and other local hardwoods that are slowly dried to prevent cracking. They are finely sanded to reveal the natural grains and colors of each piece. Sealer is then applied before the final finishes which are shellac or oil.”
Designers, Decorators & Distributors
If you are a designer, decorator or distributor, Joe will work with you in designing pieces for your clients or shop. Branching Out Artistree has inventory available for resale. You may also download his five-page full color PDF brochure for your clients.
Ordering & Purchasing Information
Web Site: Branching Out Artistree
Phone: 519-851-8733 (TREE) (Canada)
Studio Location & Hours
Branching Out Artistree Studio
4509 Colonel Talbot Rd.
Please call for studio hours.
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Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew. Photos from Joe Kovacs, used by permission.
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