Tim LozierHow Kola Furniture

To Tim Lozier, furniture means creativity. He was introduced to woodworking in junior high and participated in shop classes throughout high school. Upon moving to Cody in 1989, he started working as a sander at Sweet Water Ranch furniture. When Sweet Water closed in 1997, Tim opened his own shop. Initially Tim focused on building Thomas Molesworth reproductions, but gradually he started putting his own spin on the iconic style. Tim enjoys having creative freedom. He might make a rocking chair with appliedpole side panels, but apply the poles on just half the panel with an asymmetrical curve on a leather panel with a ranch brand. A high-backed winged armchair might have a Molesworth feel with applied-pole sides, but also feature sinuous curves of inset wood in a contrasting tone running through the vertical poles. A classic club chair might surprise with inset side panels of corrugated metal. Tim might put fringe or hair-on hide in unexpected places. But he also designs and builds pieces such as desks, tables, and sideboards that have a decidedly sleek, refined, and contemporary
look — appropriate for varied settings, from rustic ranch to urban homestead. He says what he enjoys the most is finding ways to make an old style new.

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