Pine furniture – in collaboration with nature
The path to the current hobby, which is already becoming another line of business, was long and winding. Once upon a time, Yuri Terskov built a sports career, was a master of sports in weightlifting. But due to an injury, the sport had to be abandoned.
“After the end of my sports career, I began to look for my vocation and realized that I couldn’t work at the factory on a call, I wanted something creative,” says Yuri Alekseevich. – And since my mother and grandmother sewed well, I decided to become a cutter and fashion designer.
He succeeded in this, received the title of master of the first class, and in 1984-1987 he won the competition “The Best Cutter of the Year in Krasnoyarsk”. I worked until the 90s, but the time came when people didn’t have time to visit the atelier, and then I went into business – I opened the first hat store in the city. And about five years ago I was seized by a new passion – working with wood, which brings me great pleasure.
According to the master, it all started with the fact that he started the reconstruction of the dacha, and when a large veranda appeared, it needed a new table. Terskov decided to make the necessary piece of furniture himself, and unexpectedly it turned out very well. And then a bench was needed for this table, then more, as a result, the whole cottage was overgrown with new original furniture made of solid pine.
“I liked it, and I started doing it,” recalls Yuri Alekseevich. – I began to look on the Internet what people are doing, look for interesting ideas. Then, when I satisfied all my home furniture needs, I decided to participate in the Low-rise Construction exhibition, find out how people would react to my products, and try to sell our furniture. The visitors of the exhibition were interested in solid wood furniture, and already there I received several orders. As for the range, you can make almost anything: tables, chairs, armchairs, beds, mirrors, benches, antique beams.
Now in “Alexandria” the best pieces of furniture from the Terskovs are exhibited (Yuri Alekseevich works together with his son), everything is handmade. The masters have a bright, recognizable style: the naturalness of wood, the preservation of its texture and texture (the pattern of fibers, knots, natural defects) – all this is preserved to emphasize the naturalness and uniqueness of each product, and is not hidden under thick layers of varnish. This occupation is extremely time-consuming – almost every fiber has to be processed with special brushes and other tools. But the result is worth it.
“All products are made of pine, as texturing (brushing) of this wood gives a beautiful effect,” the master explains. – The structure of the tree cannot be repeated, so each item is unique and unrepeatable. Such pine furniture will become a real decoration of your home, add comfort and warmth and last for many years.
Be sure to visit the Alexandria store, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsky Rabochiy Ave., 99, and you can order any furniture made with love from solid pine.