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12 Wooden Product Designs We Love

From sharp-edged salt and pepper shakers to children's blocks, check out these ten designs clad in the arguably most viable material, wood.

Modern interchangeable tables.

April Tables


These smooth occasional tables—produced for Nikari’s monthly “Designs for Nature” series in 2012—are made of ash, oak, and birch.

Pik Vases by FX Ballery

Pik Vases

Three connected vases perform an understated balancing act, while cheery accent colors and pale wood nod to Nordic design.

Matera side table by Sean Yoo.

Matera Side Table


Finished on every side (including the bottom, if you can identify it as such), this table can be positioned in any of six possible configurations. It can also be used as a sofa side table, coffee table or entryway catchall.

Avva Salt & Pepper Shakers by Teroforma

Avva S&P Shakers


Stack ‘em, turn ‘em, don’t worry about spilling ‘em. Salt and pepper shakers have never been so fun. These geometric beech wood shakers are cleverly embedded with neodymium magnets to enhance their attraction—to each other.

Cupboard of Secrets by Jean-Michel Frank for Hermes

Cupboard of Secrets

To launch its home division, the venerable French fashion house reissued a collection designed by minimalist 1920s decorator Jean-Michel Frank. This nesting-box side table sports an intricate yet restrained finish of natural rye straw marquetry.

shape shifters quarry bookshelf

Quarry Bookshelf

The Manhattan-based interior designer scaled down this oak bookshelf, punctuated by perforated metal dividers, to fit into a nook or entryway. “I love the subtle texture the wire-brushing lends to the wood finish,” he says, “particularly when paired with the refined metal bookends.” Available exclusively through ALT for Living.


Soren Natural Oak End Tables

This pair of end tables is a particular favorite from a new collection by French furniture company Refuge: sandy-stained natural oak shaped into drums, with layers subtracted from the middle.

Walnut Utensil Crate by OnOurTable

Walnut Utensil Crate


You know that overflowing receptacle next to the stove with all your cooking utensils in it? And that messy top drawer that seems to eat everything you need? Geoffrey Lilge has the solution with this solid walnut utensil crate that is as functional as it is elegant. Handcrafted to last for generations.

Wooden knob magnets

Standard Magnets


These curvy little numbers, sold in packs of six, are hand-turned out of solid oak and walnut and conceal mighty rare-earth magnets.

Leaning Wall Pocket by Diane Steverlynck for Objekten

Leaning Wall Pocket


Unobtrusive and easily mounted, this simple but sturdy storage pouch is made in Belgium from plywood and comes in 12 different colors of felt.

groovie math blocks by uncle goose

Groovie™ Math Blocks


Teach your little ones to sort, order, and recognize patterns and opposites in style. Made from sustainable Michigan bassword, this set from Uncle Goose contains 28 colorful blocks with debossed numbers, mathemetical symbols, and geometrical shapes that correspond to a number on the opposite side.

Wooden block storage units



Blocky units that lock together with the help of five holes per side can take the shape of a miniature library, a bench, or an asymmetrical shelving unit.