Wood at the Walker

If you’re looking to warm up an interior, add a little modern-rustic to your décor, or just plain love well-made wooden goods, then I’ve got just the thing for you today: Modern Woodsport, now at the Walker Art Center’s shop. 

Woodworking craftsman Scott McGlasson marries the craft of woodworking with a modern sensibility in his St. Paul studio, working mostly with hardwoods like walnut, birch, and ash. And he’s not afraid of taking on other materials, either: he has used bronze, steel, leather, and even fur to complete some of his designs. (That means you’re also allowed to mix-and-match with what you’ve currently got in your home without fear of reprisal!)

I can imagine draping a sheepskin over the back of one of the wooden chairs or as a “tablecloth” on one of his side tables. And if it were me, I’d be mixing in tons of bronze and gold—materials I’m STILL not sick of. But they’d balance equally well with cooler-toned metals and textiles as well. Love the versatility there. And I love the natural differences that happen with each piece of wood, some positively glowing from within and others feeling distressed and loved. Stop over and check out his furniture, from lamps to side tables to chairs.

1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7600

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