I begin my table making in reverse order, starting with picking the lumber for the top. Many times that piece of lumber makes all the decisions. It must be distinctive in its grain pattern, color and sometimes even its live edge shape. Many times it is made from one wide board, a rare and prized quality in the lumber world. I then mate a base to the top, avoiding straight lines; I believe graceful curves are far more pleasing to the eye. Sculptural legs are sawn one at a time and then shaped and sculpted using traditional hand craftsmanship. Each table can be considered a one-of-a-kind, by virtue of the unique lumber used, handcrafted details or sculptural design.
ash, white oak, walnut, cherry, reclaimed steel, paint 25" x 28"h. $2200
Reclaimed Steel Pedestal #7
Round Side Table #2
Honduras mahogany, jatoba, steel, black dye 22" x 28"h. $2100
Round Side Table #1
padouk, bubinga, steel 22" x 28"h. $1800
cabinets & clocks
My objective when creating a handcrafted cabinet is for it to be thoroughly functional and thoroughly beautiful. And each one has its own personality, its design and details often inspired by, or in the spirit of another cabinet I've created. I love to combine two or more types of wood of similar color, but different grain patterns, creating a harmonious piece, which is both quiet and confident. And unexpected painted details, or patterns in door or side panels created with intriguing pieces of wood are signature elements in my cabinet pieces. .
Each seating piece, whether a handcrafted rocking chair, handmade dining chair or sculptural bench are created one piece at a time. And each is created for its beauty and its comfort. In fact, people who host dinner parties in which guests sit in Barry Newstat Furniture dining chairs have exclaimed their guests stayed all evening. Well, that isn't always a good thing. But at least you'll be confident you andyour guests will be comfortable in any Barry Newstat Furniture seating piece.
Each handmade mirror design follows the ancient thinking of order vs chaos; polished and refined surfaces contrasted against random textures, patterns and colors. No two are alike; the result is each mirror frame is a one-of-a-kind. But more importantly, they are a fantastic way to bring a finely crafted and functional piece into any room.
All mirrors are available as shown. Orders for mirrors in custom sizes are gladly accepted: For more information
white oak, walnut, Honduras mahogany 16"x40" $1600
Woodware pieces include serving boards, cheese and bread boards, small lidded bowls and vessels, lamps and pieces for the kitchen. They are created from fantastic pieces of wood, found objects and random mixed media. Why? Because they're pure joy to make and even more joyful to look at and use. I believe human beings must be surrounded by handmade things. NOT in a mass consumption sort of way, but in a way which communicates with the soul, which says a guy made this, with his hands and it feels good to look at and to touch.