Arts & Culture

Artist Turns Fallen Tree Branches into Functional Sculpture

We especially liked the shelves!


We’re used to seeing recycled items turned into functional pieces for the home. Just think about the old mason jars that you can use as planters or the shoeboxes that you can transform into multipurpose organizers—the list is long and the possibilities are endless.

Aside from everyday things, many are also experimenting with wood and items found in the garden or on the road. Take for example Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz. He found a fallen tree branch while walking around the city in Santiago, Chile and he brilliantly transformed it into a pretty shelf. Now, we want one!

According to a post by Bored Panda, the natural shape of the limb predetermined the form of the shelf. The artist then proceeded to twisting it and sanding off the rough edges.

To complete the project, he applied lacquer over the branch to give it a smooth and shiny black finish. Glass platforms were added for books and décor. The “Bilbao” shelf – named after the street where the branch was found, is included in the list of Sebastian’s impressive work. Just imagine the shelf livening up one wall in the living area or even in your bedroom!

This is not the first time that the artist worked with fallen tree branches. He was also able to craft another enchanting shelf and a unique table with a glass top.

To see more of Sebastian's work and to learn more about the artist, visit his website or follow him on Facebook.

Source and all photos: Bored Panda via Sebastian Errazuriz Studio.

More on

4 Pretty Bookshelves We Wish We Had at Home

Jumpstart Your Day: 4 Unique Bookshelves

5 Storage Solutions for the Home


Latest Stories

This Elevated Walkway In Ortigas Makes Pasig A More Walkable City

The walkway is one of a series of new pedestrian areas rising in Ortigas Center

How Do You Divide Conjugal Property When You Get Annulled?

It's not as simple as 50/50.

4 Questions To Ask Your Interior Designer

Develop a healthy relationship with your design professional for a beautiful home

Designer Pieces We Love in Derek Ramsay’s House in Alabang

The actor doesn’t shy away from investing in pieces that make his home distinct and personal

6 Ways To Increase Storage At Home

From custom-designed pieces to minimalist shelves, explore clever ideas to amp up your storage potential

Here's How To Keep Your Clothes Wrinkle-Free When Traveling

Get perfect OOTD's with this handy (and travel-friendly) gadget!

Neutral Colors Make This 50sqm Condo Unit Extra Homey

Taking inspiration from an accent wall, interior designers Honey Mutia Cervantes and Rosa Manduriao were able to achieve a modern yet comfy look for a one-bedroom vacation home in the city

5 Plants That Can Repel Mosquitoes

Keep your home safe and these pesky pests away with these natural solutions

This One Home Appliance Can Cause A Fire

Hint: Did you straighten your hair this morning?

Would You Live Inside This 9sqm Water Pipe?

This modern designer studio unit (inside a water pipe!) in Hong Kong may be the home of the future

Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray Is An Awesome Artist

We discovered the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe winner has some mad painting skills!

8 Properties That Will Make You Want to Move to Pampanga ASAP

When it comes to investing in real estate, Pampanga is the place to be right now
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!