Netherlands-based designer Erik Stehmann explores using simple materials and basic techniques to build a table and chair.

“Inspired by the typical ‘woodworker’ sentence: ‘Glue is stronger than wood’, I experimented with glue and wood to test this phrase. After testing lots of different types and brands of glue I discovered a glue that succeeded. By cutting a beam up in blocks, and gluing it together as a beam again, it became even stronger than the original beam,” Erik explains.

Each oak block is cut by hand, rounded and glued by Erik in his shop.

I had to also share his cute :O Chair. Yes – :O. It’s just too cute.

You can see some of Erik’s other work here.