Custom Franklin Park Conservatory Cactus Chair
One of our favorite items, the Cactus chair was one of our most unique furniture pieces to date. We were commissioned by the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio to design and build a unique piece that would resemble a traditional wing back arm chair but made with cacti for upholstery. The design process was lengthy and very hands on, requiring an approach unlike anything one would find in a traditional wing back chair. The skeleton structure of this chair was made of over a hundred layers of wood built up in a skeleton method in order to individually support each cactus' root system. The whole assembly was wrapped in burlap and chicken wire and the structure was built to be completely water proof.
This unique item was part of Franklin Park's "Bending Nature" Exhibit, October 4, 2008 - March 29, 2009. Franklin Park Conservatory is located at 1777 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. This item was made in tandem with Barbara Arnold of Franklin Park Conservatory.
Wood And Finish Options
We believe believe that wood should never be stained. Every item that we meticulously handcraft is made using 100% solid wood, in the species of wood that you select.
A Walnut item will be Solid Walnut Wood, not muddy walnut colored chemical pigments applied over a cheaper material.
Our Primary finish is our Proprietary Organic Blend of natural Oils and Waxes. We do not add any chemicals, thinners, pigments or metallic driers to our finish. In fact, our finish is actually made using 100% food grade ingredients!
On heavy use items, such as dining tables, we use a hard coating finish that has zero-VOC content and is certified for food contact.
You may at any point speak with us to select a different finish or to ask questions and get answers.
We know buying furniture from TY Fine Furniture is a long term investment and that our customers want their items on time and in perfect condition.
We want the best experience for all our customers. Because of this, we have developed a shipping process that results in consistently excellent results.
Currently, all items are designed to be lightly disassembled for shipping. This means that there is some light assembly involved with most items. Most items it means attaching the legs, on beds its a little more complex, but still very simple.
By lightly disassembling every item, it also means that you can easily and quickly move the individually boxed parts into your room with ease, our target for each box is a maximum weight of 75 lbs. Every individual box is sized to go through smallest elevator and around tightest corners.
Our average bed frame takes 30-45 minutes to assemble, our customers are always elated about how easy it is, and how sturdy and durable the resulting furniture becomes.
little as 4 weeks!