William Heistand
William Heistand
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  • Cambria, CA

Sculpture Born From Necessity


For a unique set of walnut stairs, I had mounted cast bronze door handles, horizontally, in place of the traditional wall mounted handrail. The bronze handles are shaped as tree branches, a motif that continues throughout the interior design in the furnishings,hardware and handmade Motawi tiles in this master bedroom and adjoining master bath.
The idea is simple and effective. However, the mounting
Carved walnut handrail (detail)
Carved walnut handrail (detail)
Entry to a Craftsman Styled Master Bedroom
Entry to a Craftsman Styled Master Bedroom
Carved walnut and cast bronze handholds
Carved walnut and cast bronze handholds
Original bronze handle placement
Original bronze handle placement
Handrail branch motif concept sketch
Handrail branch motif concept sketch
Finished handrail
Finished handrail
Carved walnut handrail (detail 2)
Carved walnut handrail (detail 2)
Carved walnut handrail (detail 3)
Carved walnut handrail (detail 3)

To see more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/09/26/2242420/the-alexander-home-in-cambria.html

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  • Judy
    on Aug 22, 2017

    This is beautiful...a work of art.
  • Dee
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Fabulous! Although I love it, is far too artistic for the ordinary person to carve.

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