Skip screws and forget glue: these pieces are both built from and fused together with melted metal odds and ends – wooden structural elements cemented in molten tin, all locally recycled materials.

Pepe Heykoop (images by Annemarijne Bax) takes sawmill scraps and simply slices them off as needed, leaving interesting angles in his wake.

“‘Bits of Wood’ is a reaction upon handling these leftovers … all the different pieces are modified to fit in a mould where molten tin embraces them and holds them together. The tin comes from a metal recycling department where old tin pots and plates are collected. Collecting these materials can be done locally.”