Wood Casting: Aluminium and Wood Furniture

woodcasting-thumbIf you’re looking for something a little different when it comes to furniture for your Man Cave, the internet is usually a good place to start your search. During our internet travels we came across the work of Hilla Shamia, a product designer who uses a technique she’s coined as ‘Wood Casting’, which involves pouring molten aluminium over the bark side of square sawn timber. 

It sounds like a rather messy process, but Hilla has it down to a fine art, and the results are seriously impressive. The molten aluminium seeps into every nook and cranny of the wood, charring and darkening the surface as it goes and creating a stark contrast in the process.