Spotlighting the work of custom furniture maker Robert Seliger Written By Michele CorrielWestern Art & Architecture In a small workshop on a ranch in Tumalo, Oregon, Robert Seliger carefully crafts 100 pieces of furniture each year. His work sometimes starts as a vision and sometimes it’s inspired by details he’s seen and then assembled in […]
Robert Seliger, woodworker and custom furniture designer, produces quality, hand-carved, artistic pieces of furniture at his shop in Tumalo. Each piece showcases Seliger’s love for curved lines and attention to detail, tendencies which are a product of his background in architectural design, cabinetry and home building. However, it is the actual woodwork itself that speaks of Seliger’s passion for his artwork.
In a world overrun by expendable, mass-produced tables and chairs, a piece of hand-crafted furniture offers an enduring experience and the opportunity to by locally and sustainably. Here in Oregon, a cult of ambitious, talented craftsmen offer a range of designs that look like art, act like furniture, and stand up admirably to time.
Custom-furniture maker Robert Seliger, a humble and soft-spoken wood craftsman, lets the beauty and quality of his handmade furniture speak for his national reputation for fine workmanship. The Colorado native, who moved to a Tumalo ranch in 1990, produces between 200 to 300 pieces of furniture each year from his converted horse-barn workshop that offers a commanding view of the Central Oregon Cascades.