Togetherness, a wooden bench by Richard H. Smith, Jr.

Richard H. Smith, Jr.

A Colonial style kidney shaped bench finished in hand-rubbed tung oil. The shape of this two-person bench causes those sitting to face somewhat toward one another, reminiscent of the many couples who were married under the boughs of the Wye Oak. The 3” thick plank seat retains the shape of the original massive branch, heartwood and sapwood, complete with checks, knots, and some warping.

Dimensions: 22” High, 16” Wide, 36” long

About the Artist: Rick Smith has been working with wood for most of his life. At McDaniel College, where he has been a member of the Chemistry Department for 35 years, he teaches the course “Trees on the Hill: The Science of Wood.”