Richard Artschwager (b. 1923) started as a cabinet maker, a definite influence on his work and process. His sculptures, blockish structures made of wood and formica, mimic or describe useful everyday objects with a dry sense humor.
Description of Table, 1964
Melamine laminate on plywood
Oak, burl wood and cowhide
(this one is actually for sitting + sold for $55k at Phillips de Pury)
"Sculpture is for the touch, painting is for the eye. I wanted to make a sculpture for the eye, and a painting for the touch." - Richard Artschwager