Branch Book-End

This design was a preliminary attempt to integrate ‘un-processed’ natural materials into a digital design and fabrication work-flow. The Branch Book-End also  moves away from the typical hi-tech aesthetic associated with digital fabrication and computational design. The ability to scan the surface of a bark-covered branch in 3D and to carve out that surface with a CNC router gave a functional use to the ‘imperfections’ of the branch by making it the basis for a friction-fit joint between the lumber and the branch.

Branch Book-End Work-Flow
Friction Fit Joint Between the Branch and the Routed Surface
Branch Book-End In Use

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