In an earlier post on wood sourcing for furniture, we mentioned the 19th Century discovery that you could peel logs into veneers. Here's some wicked video of how it's done these days:
The videos are from The Utility Collective, the San-Francisco-based design duo of Eric Pfeiffer and Steve Piccus, and the logs shown are the actual ones used to create the plywood for their Cross Dresser Collection pictured up top.
Some other wood products by TUC that we dig are:
Their Wood Whale, a friendly-looking mammalian desk organizer made from reclaimed wood. The latest batch is done up in yellow pine from a dismantled factory in Michigan.
Love this shot of the finished product atop the raw wood used to make it.
Their Everyday Trays also do it for us. Simple, clean stacking trays, made from white oak in San Francisco. They'd make good desk organizers or craft trays for projects, and if you wanna use 'em in the kitchen, they're hand-finished with a food-safe oil.