Carson’s Lumbermill Final Product

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The Section 001 team including Maggie Mcleod and Clare Rachwalski worked with John and Sherri Carson at Carson’s Lumbermill to design and manufacture two benches.

Maggie McLeod

Maggie McLeod

Clare Rachwalski

Clare Rachwalski

A pair of benches showcases John Carson’s process in a refined light. Layered planks of green maple wood imitate the stacking technique used at Carson’s Lumbermill to dry freshly cut lumber. The separating wooden bars between each layer elevate each bench form; in the first design, these bars are a visual focal point, while they stand vertically as physical supports in the second bench. Designs balance the rawness and imperfections of John Carson’s process with thoughtful refinement and post-processing to select edges and surfaces.