Carving Out a Comfortable Spot in the Garden

January 20, 2011 by

Call it furniture, or perhaps a piece of sustainable garden sculpture.  Jake Phipps carves solid cedar tree trunks into sensually curved twin loveseats that are at home indoors or out.

Sort of like the old-fashioned courting or kissing bench, the ergonomic design offers comfort while encouraging a tête-à-tête between two people as they face each other.

Through Riva 1920.


  1. Catherine W said:

    I wonder if he used trees that were already dead or were they cut for the furniture? His site doesn’t say it was harvested from a sustainable forest. It’s better to have a living cedar tree in the forest than a dead cedar love seat in your house.

    — January 20, 2011 @ 10:09

  2. Barbara said:

    Catherine wrote what I was to say…

    Design wise – it is fabulous! Like better outside than in…

    Face it west/east for sunset/sunrise!

    I have picked out boulders for clients that have “natural” places perfect for human rear ends. Maybe he should consider taking up rock sculpture – – can you imagine this in granite?

    — January 20, 2011 @ 12:22

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