child snowboard rockerby Michael Bellino $275.00
- the story
Rock the Slopes
When your little winter daredevil isn't out hitting the slopes, he or she can chill out in this cool rocking chair. The one-of-a-kind seating, handmade by Mike Bellino from a retired snowboard and unfinished Canadian cedar, will be equally at home in a sporty bedroom nook or on a cabin porch.
The snowboard is treated with a polyurethane finish, but the wooden portions are left untreated. Instead, Bellino allows wood to undergo a natural finishing process called "checking," which creates naturally-occurring cracks that do not compromise the integrity of the wood. Handmade in Millbury, Massachusetts.
Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.
- Item ID
- Made from
- cedar wood, reclaimed snow board
- 19" W x 29" D x 37" H (from floor to top of Snow Board); 27 lbs.
- Intended for children ages 5 to 12, from 45 to 110 lbs. Cover if left outside. Unfinished cedar will patina and weather if left out in the elements, which is the artist's intention. If you prefer to keep the chair as is, treat it with a polyurethane finish or wood stain.
- the maker
Michael Bellino started making Ski chairs in 1993 after purchasing a lake house that needed deck furniture. Looking for an alternative to plastic patio furniture, he found inspiration in O'Neils Bike and Ski Shop, which he managed. Two weeks and two prototypes later, he created the first Ski chair with his old racing and bump skis. Michael says he's still sitting in that original chair today!
Over the next few years he expanded the product offering using different types of sports equipment. Understanding the importance of recycling, Michael recycles all types of sports equipment, uses recycled plastic for bench legs and ships all of the larger products in recycled bicycle boxes. Currently, Michael and his team recycles over 20,000 pieces of sports equipment each year, which includes snow and water skis, wake and snow boards, hockey sticks, baseball bats and golf clubs. collection
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