Gear-Equipped Wooden Table Mixes the Modern + Traditional



craft 2 wooden table

In the past, furniture was made to survive for a lifetime – it wasn’t built to be as cheap and easily transportable as possible. Pieces were built one at a time, carefully, and with sturdy materials. Furniture cost more back then, but it was worth it because you would only have to buy each piece once.

expanding wooden table

Studio Renier Winkelaar was inspired by the sturdy, long-lasting furniture of the past. Winkelaar made a table that is not only durable and strong; it’s functional and quite nice to look at.

wood table traditional methods

The Craft 2.0 table is reminiscent of windmills with its dual gears that expand and contract the surface area of the table. The entire assembly is made of nothing but wood and glue; no screws or other modern fasteners were used to put it together.

Modern power tools were used to cut the wood, so it still looks just as smooth and modern as other contemporary furniture. The final product is just as gorgeous as the completely hand-made furniture of decades past and similarly built to last a lifetime.

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