Trees grown into furniture

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Trees grown into furniture

Tree Furniture

Pooktre of Queensland, Australia grow trees into some impressive furniture forms among various other designs. A craft requiring much care and planning, their tree-working designs can easily take years to grow to completion –

In 1986 Peter had the idea of growing a chair. Nine years later Peter and Becky became partners. Pooktre was born. Together they have mastered the art they call Pooktre, which is the shaping of trees as they grow in predetermined designs. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality indoor furniture and others will remain living art.

Pooktre [via Environmental Graffitti]

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2 thoughts on “Trees grown into furniture

  1. craig says:

    Anybody in the Milwaukee area want to see a tree project like this? About a block east of the Moorland/Cleaveland intersection is a yard that has a big Easter Island stone head in it. On the two front corners of the property, there are 2 trees that were trained to do a 360 degree loop about a foot or two off the ground. The trees are so old now, it looks like a burl if you aren’t looking for it, but the trees definately are going up, loop down and around and back up again.

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