golf club rockersby Michael Bellino $360.00
- the story
Go Off the Course
You played 18 holes today, don't you deserve to relax? Perfect the 19th hole with a sturdy rocker, handmade from reclaimed golf clubs and unfinished Canadian white cedar. Handmade by Mike Bellino in Massachusetts.
Available in Adult and Child size. Sold separately.
Bellino lets wood to undergo a natural finishing process called "checking," which creates naturally-occurring cracks that do not compromise the integrity of the wood. 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.
Clubs will be slightly weathered due to use. Some assembly required.
Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.
Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.
- Item ID
- Made from
- recycled metal, recycled rubber, cedar wood
- Adult Chair: 26" W x 33" D x 47" H (from floor to tallest club). Child chair: 19" W x 29" D x 37" H.
- Adult Chair: 350 lb capacity. Child Chair: 175lb capacity. Some assembly required. 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 back in 1993 after purchasing a house on a lake and building an enormous dock that needed 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.
"I consider myself more of a deck and dock carpenter, but by trade, I graduated with an electrical engineering degree, and creating furniture was really a leap of faith." Michael says. "...The engineering degree will probably come in handy when I decide to add a lighting system to the Ski chair!"
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.
Recently, Michael has worked with these different types of sports equipment to create smaller items, at lower price points, such as wine racks. collection
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