Pollywogg Holler









Handcrafted Adirondack- style Furniture
Bill Castle carries on the Adirondack tradition of handcrafting tables, chairs, stools, and doors by harvesting native woods as those of the Greater Adirondack area. The Adirondack style, Bill says, reunites people with nature.


Bill's Style
Bill Castle is heavily influenced by the simple but beautiful work of George Nakashima - Japan's world-famous furniture maker. Castle is best known for his radical, hand-chiseled approach to table surface treatments - inspired as a way to avoid the use of power tools.


Technique
Crooked or wind-blown trees provide an alternative to commercial lumber production and tropical rainforest devastation. For a builder, this allows the privilege of selection and the chance to seek out unusual tree, twig, and bark formations.

Surfaces are sealed with a coating of shellac (a natural preservative produced from the secretions of the South East Asian beetle) and a hand-rubbed tung oil finish. Sometimes, the natural red cedar, yellow birch, white pine, and ironwood is stained with coffee, wine, or black walnut hulls.

 

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  Pollywogg Hollër Eco-Resort  6240 South Rd.  Belmont, NY 14813   Phone: 585-268-5292   Email:

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