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Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

OK Kerf Tables are made from natural anomalies found on tree trunks

Washington-based design firm Olson Kundig (OK) has created prototype Kerf Table set that’s made out of natural anomalies found on tree trunks. It is a kind of live edge table made from burl, a tree growth in which grain has grown in a deformed manner. This part of a tree trunk is usually removed by craftsmen when wood is sawn into lumber, and also during the creation of furniture pieces.

But the OK team is setting an example of creating beautiful and functional furniture pieces using nature’s anomalies. Due to the uneven formation of burls, each Kerf table bears a unique shape. This means, no two Kerf tables look the same, despite their wooden tabletop and metal legs.

The firm has designed ten limited edition tables and each one has been created from slice of a single intact burl that Design Principal Alan Maskin recovered from a Port Townsend, Washington lumberyard. Each unique tabletop boasts the twists and turns of the burl’s raw edge.

Furthermore, slots for metal plates are created to weld three steel legs, which are fabricated by Anvil House in Seattle. Finally, a hand-rubbed oil finish by Seattle furniture artisan Steve Clark adds aesthetic charm to each natural table design. These versatile tables can be used in both home or workplace, setting to add a natural touch to any contemporary interior.

Find out more about these stylish natural edge tables on the company’s official website.

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Shaping up the burl

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

The tables are created out of burls, which are usually discarded

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Slots for metal plates are created

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Attachment of metal plates

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Each tabletop has a unique shape

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

The table stands on three steel legs

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Natural wood table

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Versatile table for home and office use

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Tabletop boasts twists and turns of the burl’s raw edge

Kerf Table by Olson Kundig

Each table has been created from a slice of a single intact burl

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