Back in the day, it was common for young boys to become apprentices of their father, their grand father, or a family relative or friend. They would learn to be a craftsman of all sorts, like a carpenter, mechanic, mason, etc. Nowadays, you need to go to a reputable school or college to learn these skills. Because of the regulations and incurring costs, less people are taking this long route. As a result, craftsmen of all sorts are becoming less and less abundant. However, that does not mean they don't still exist. There are still those who embark on similar apprenticeships, whether it's paid or not, and acquire skills that allow them to create all sorts of beautiful creations. I remember my grand father used to love sitting down to carve a log into a chair, with intricate and ornate decorations that made it a timeless piece that we were proud to have in our home.
This tradition still ensues with some people, and if you click the link to checkout this photo featured on Facebook by The Daily Craftsman, you will see a unique and gorgeous Maserati Rocking Chair with incredibly unique styling. This is a piece you will never find at your local department store, it is truly one of a kind. The man who created it, Kevin, explains that it is sculpted from "bubinga, leopardwood, maple and ebony". The wood is all very high quality and will be sure to hold up for a long time. This chair will be loved for generations. It almost makes you wish you had someone to make something similar for you doesn't it? I'm sure it costs a pretty penny to buy. So if you don't have the cash, you can at least admire the work by staring at the photo.
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