Architectural Elements – American designer and craftsman Christopher Nealon builds architectural features and furniture for the home and garden in mediums including stone, metal, leather and wood. Based north of New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley, his studio has yielded pieces from traditional carved fireplace mantels and hearths to modernist furniture. Exterior lighting and water features built from natural stone is a strong focus. His style combines the beauty of natural local materials with a clean aesthetic to create work that will maintain its ability to please for generations. Timelessness and integrity, naturally.
Collaborative Capacity – Located an hour and a half north of New York City the studio is well situated to collaborate on a project you may have. I have built much of the equipment needed to round out the studio’s capacities. If you have a project you’d like to collaborate on, or need outside assistance to complete one aspect of a job so you can continue with your creative endeavor, I am interested in helping as time permits.
- Currently in the shop, a stone can be cut in cross-section up to 54″ X 54″ on a diamond wire saw, and cored up to a 12″ round hole 72″ through stone.
- Square or rectangular holes 3-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ and larger can be cut up to 24″ through stone.
- Sculpting, smaller cuts, grinding, and pneumatic chiseling as well as sandblasting are available.
- Wood coring of 36″ is available up to 13″ diameter.
- The lifting capacity at the shop is 3 tons.
- Plasma cutting up to 3/4″ and welding up to 1″ in tig, mig or stick are available.