Why buy furniture when you can just grow your own?

How one designer came up with a way to grow fully formed furniture in an orchard.
How do you make wooden furniture? Cut down a tree, cut the wood to the right size pieces and assemble the chairs and tables, right? Designer Gavin Munro thought there might be a better way. What if you could grow your wooden furniture from scratch? We check in with Gavin in his furniture orchard. Watch a video of how it works!


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