A client wanted me to design a hammock stand for his living room and asked me to come up with some unique ideas. Using my boat building background, I came up with several.This is a close-up of the Dragon Head showing the fine detail work. The head was an original design. With the skull and jaw being made separately for ease of carving. Once while assembling the head, it actually bit me.
My favorite was Cleopatra’s River barge, but the client picked this one. I later found out that he had a love of Viking lore. The bow and tail separate from the keel for transportation and uses shipbuilding joinery. These had to be extremely strong to hold the hammock. This piece appeared on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine February 94. Teak, ash and maple. 14’ x 7 1/2’ x 7’