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Kerf Side Table by Sebastian Cox

Kerf is the ancient term used to describe the gap left by the saw blade when cutting through a rod. This side table is made of hand coppiced Kentish hazel. The table top is a kerf panel, held together without glue, using the natural shrinkage of the green wood onto the seasoned frame to hold its shape.

I love the interesting shape of this table top, and how it is bumpy on the bottom, yet flushed and level on the top. The design of the actual table is simple, but this added element is really interesting to me.

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