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Pared Down Simplicity: New Furniture from a Cult Woodworker

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Pared Down Simplicity: New Furniture from a Cult Woodworker

Alexa Hotz September 04, 2015

We’ve been following the work of master craftsman Josh Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. for a while now (some of us are slowly collecting his work, piece by piece). So we took note when we learned that he’s just introduced a new line of furniture, starting with a low table–coffee table height–and bench. Vogel plans to expand the line and introduce new wood types in the coming months. Here is a first look at the new pieces.

Above: The low table and bench is available through Blackcreek Mercantile in three finishes of white oak: bleached, natural, or black (a natural dye process, shown here). The Low Table is 53 inches long, 27.5 inches wide, and 13.5 inches tall for $4,500; the tables can also be customized to square, rectangle (as shown here), or circle shapes.

Above: Each piece comes from a single, premium plank of domestic, sustainably sourced wood: “We used thick timber to minimize the parts necessary and to maximize the ability to join those parts.” The table or bench is then constructed with all-wood joinery with leg joints cross-pinned for durability.

Above: Benches measure 56.5 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 16 inches tall for $1,950 and can be customized up to six feet in length (although longer lengths are possible).

Above: “There is a beauty and poetry in the way that things come together, how they meet the floor or invite you to sit simply by their attitude,” Vogel says.

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