Mark Love Furniture
Custom Furniture Austin, Texas
1430 South Rainbow Ranch Road
Wimberley, Texas 78676
512.963.4134
mark@marklovefurniture.com
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kintsukuroi bed

Dimensions

Fully Custom. Pictured here is a queen sized platform bed.

Materials

All solid hardwoods, customer can choose from a wide range of wood species. The pictured bed is made from Texas mesquite with walnut side tables and accents, and features copper-infused epoxy to fill the wood's natural cracks.

Special Features

  • Copper-filled natural cracks in the spirit of the Japanese art of kintsukuroi.

  • Elegant Japanese aesthetic, calming horizontal lines and surfaces.

  • "Floating" side tables, attached to headboard, with a drawer and a pull-out top extension.

  • Low platform style, can accommodate a box spring setup or a simple single mattress.

Price

9,100 to 12,200 (depending on sizes and options). Please call for a specific quote.

More than just a piece of furniture, this bed stands as a metaphor for a life full of cracks and flaws that have been beautifully filled and proudly featured rather than shamefully hidden away. This enormous, nine foot long slab from a Texas mesquite tree came to my shop with countless problems. Breaks, cracks, rotted places, even holes filled with buck shot, all from years of surviving the dry heat of a lonely Texas plane. Coincidentally (or not, depending on what you believe about coincidence) I had just been reading about the Japanese art of kintsukuroi, a practice where accidentally-broken ceramics are repaired with precious metals so that the cracks become a pride rather than a shame. The moment I saw this great slab of lumber, I knew what I needed to do.

Read all about it here.