Process Stacking Ring

The furniture design process involves making full-sized prototypes. After making the form out of scrap materials, it might be years until the perfect boards come along to remake that prototype in the final materials. This ring illustrates the waiting process.

The darker ring is chased to show the stages wood travels through from rough lumber to a finished product. The ring is accented with sweat soldered tools including a section of a bandsaw blade, a hand plane, and a chisel. This is the process.

The lighter ring features an undulating profile that fits snugly against the dark ring. The pattern chased onto the ring represents the striations of the fibrous veins in wood and the holes simulate an abstracted wood cellular structure. This is the product.

The rings can be worn together or as separate pieces.