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Rick Schneider—Vermont Custom Woodworking

Grand staircases, elaborate sculptural works, and carved contemporary furniture.
Commissions welcomed.

82 White Lane Bristol, VT 05443-9303
Phone/Fax 802-453-3651
schneidr@together.net

http://www.vermontfunituremakers.com/schneide.htm

Shop Location: 86 Meader Road Monkton, Vermont

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Since 1977, I have been exhibiting my furniture pieces and staircases in galleries and shows throughout the Northeast. My staircases have been photographed and published in publications that include Architectural Digest, American Craft Magazine, the New York Times, and the Burlington Free Press. I have appeared on the Discovery Channel with Lynette Jennings, Design in a 1998 interview of me as I demonstrate my spiral staircase technique in my workshop. In 1984, I received first prize in the architectural category for a grand tapering spiral staircase on exhibit at the show "The Woodworker" in Philadelphia.

One-of-a-kind, sensitively designed furniture, sculpture, and architectural woodworking comprise most of my work. Projects are explored, designed, and commissioned individually to satisfy the client's needs, tastes, and sometimes, whims. I have made a variety of tables, beds, cabinets, home accessories, staircases, and sculptures.

I consider my staircases to be functional sculptures. Their graceful and complex curves enhance their locations. My furniture often includes inlay or carving, details that make the piece unique.

My work has taken me many places. During the winter of 1985, I worked on a major wooden sculpture of a phoenix for the Garden State Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In 1986, I carved all the forms used to restore the ceiling of the Executive Chambers in the Vermont Statehouse. During the fall of 1992, I was working on the restoration of an elegant sugar plantation house in Barbados. In 1993, I sculpted architectural details used to restore the House Chambers in the Vermont Statehouse.

Wood and woodworking are a passion for me.

See list of recent publications and exhibits.

   

 

 

Tapering spiral staircase. Mahogany stringer and balustrade. Red oak treads and column. Open risers, housed tread ends. Tread length increases from 2'6" to 5'.

 

Sideboard. Bird's eye maple and padouk wood.

Lily Bench. Sculpted cherry base with walnut top.

Double level spiral staircase with horizontally laminated stringers. Cherry with black walnut balustrade. It is 25 feet tall and at the top it has a "floating" balcony to accommodate a quartet of musicians.
 

Rick Schneider—Vermont Custom Woodworking

Grand staircases, elaborate sculptural works, and carved contemporary furniture.
Commissions welcomed.

82 White Lane
Bristol, VT 05443-930
Phone/Fax 802-453-3651
schneidr@together.net
http://www.vermontfunituremakers.com/schneide.htm

Shop Location: 86 Meader Road Monkton, Vermont