What Do You Get When You Cross a Surfboard With a Dinner Table?

A serious statement piece, apparently

By Athena Wisotsky

 
What Do You Get When You Cross a Surfboard With a Dinner Table?
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23 August 2016

In another life, these tables might have been the surfboard upon which you caught your first tube this morning, sir.

In this life, though, they’re more likely to help you host 10 friends for a dinner party. Still an important job, mind you.

The Surf-Ace collection is a limited series of surfboard-themed benches and tables from UK-based brand Duffy London. The methods behind them are borrowed from traditional surfboard making: select the wood (here, it’s Balsa), carve and shape it, and then stain and finish.

Obviously they share some aesthetic components with their water-bound kin as well: long lines, high-sheen and curves in all the right places.

Like all Duffy London's goods, designs are made-to-order using high-grade sustainable materials. Caveat emptor: this level of craftsmanship doesn’t come cheap or quick. A table and two benches will set you back about $37K and around four months' wait time.

Hopefully your pockets are as deep as the ocean is wide.

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