Michael Grace accepts individual commissions to design and build Tree Seats.
They are all individual designs, hand crafted to suit the specific garden situation, as well as be in keeping with the variety of tree. They are skilfully designed to allow for the growth of the tree over a 30 to 40 year period.
They are suitable for any location or climate, and can be made to face inwards to the tree, or outwards as the example pictured.
The Seat pictured
This particular seat is made of mahogany with stainless steel fixings. Marine grade adhesives are used. The mahogany was left untreated to weather naturally to a delightful silver colour.
The design is based on a decadon (so it has ten sides). The greater the number of sides, the more visually pleasing it is, but this adds to the complexity of the geometry and the time in crafting it.
If the seat is to be painted to match existing structures it is made of treated premium pine. All screw fixings are stainless steel. Marine grade adhesives. Timber likely to be in contact with the ground is H4 (ground treated). All other timber is H3 treated.
Other specialist timbers can be used when requested. Macrocarpa, mahogany and other exotic timbers can be used, depending on suitability and availability.
If the seat is to be painted, all surfaces are carefully prepared and finished with 2 to 3 coats of satin finish acrylic stain (Resene Lumbersider). All timber is painted four sides before assembly.
Seats can be made in any colour on the Resene colour chart. There is no additional cost for colour choice. Visit www.resene.co.nz.
Will be confirmed upon receipt of order, but allow up to 6 weeks.
Prices will be given once the design, timber, style, size and any specific requirements are finalised.
Seats are built in the workshop then dismantled into anywhere from 3 to 7 parts, and then rebuilt in a permanent position around the tree.
Freight within Canterbury should be reasonable. There will inevitably be a higher freight cost, for example, to the North Island.