Kagen Schaefer makes complex wooden puzzles. One of them is a desk that has over 20 puzzles and hidden compartments, which when solved give you pieces of sheet music. Put that together, play the notes on the built-in pipe organ and you’ll open a final secret drawer.
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We can’t fathom the amount of work it took Frank Howarth to shoot this stop-motion video of a lawn chair crafting itself without a single carpenter. If it looks familiar, that’s because Frank’s bookcase and table saw posses the same magical properties. (Thanks Victor!)
A smart, space-efficient take on the standing desk, the modular wooden StandCrafted hangs on your wall, freeing up floor space. It holds any display with a VESA mount, has a keyboard and trackpad/mouse tray, a laptop holder, a place for gadget charging and even a cup holder.
After designing his own expanding table, Scott Rumschlag came up with a mechanical wooden standing desk that’s much faster to operate than motorized desks and withstands over 250lb. loads. It uses two wooden boxes filled with nails and sand as counterweights.
Vintage Industrial’s adjustable height desk is impressive, handbuilt from heavy gauge steel with a solid hardwood top. It’s base is held together by over 200 rivets and bolts, and a turn of either iron crank raises its top from 30″ to 42″. In 96″ x 40″ or 120″ x 48″ sizes.
Julie Legros and Lavallard Boget created this truly special interpretation of a classic Eames mid-century modern chair, replacing fiberglass with concrete, and swapping aluminum for steel rebar legs. The seat side has a smooth finish, while the rear is rough and unfinished.
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