BALL & CHAIN
American Elm / Embedded rusty chain / Lead-filled steel ball
30" x 30" x 13"H

At Studio Roeper, we mill our own lumber, and every once in a while we run our chainsaw into a foreign object...

This particular Elm tree had grown around a chain over the course of several decades. The stump with it's protruding chain was sitting around my shop for years. At one point I even gave it away to my apprentice only to steal it back from him, ha! Finally, I had an idea to "embellish" this peculiar act of nature. Perhaps the perfect wedding gift!?!

Single piece square tableEtched bronze side table