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Peter Sandback Furniture

American, b. 1966
I am artist and furniture maker working in new Hampshire. I use nails to create intricate patterns on all variety of objects and surfaces The nails are glued into pilot holes, clipped, sanded flush with the surface, then polished. The result is a pattern of shiny dots of various dimeters. I create objects and furniture that is generally modern in form but highly decorated with as many as 11,000 nails. I use this nail inlay technique to make non-functional objects. The first were wall pieces. These pieces are not for a particular customer so I am much more free to express myself. The imagery and patterns are culled from endless web searches. A favorite has been Japanese stencils called katagami. I have hundreds saved and an equal number altered to fit my liking. My current interest is searching images from artist’s sketchbooks. A favorite is a very quick Donald Judd sketch of a simple object to be fabricated with a large “$60,000” written above. I have also used prints and drawings by my father. My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalist’s minimalist - constructing large sculptures from a few strands of yarn. The installation space is transformed with this simple use of this simple material. He was proud that he could build a meaningful sculpture with 50 cents worth of yarn that he bought at Walmart. Similarly, I decorate a plain old piece of firewood with a handful of plain old nails. I get very close to my 50 cent goal. There are many possibilities using this general idea with different materials. I have created decorative inlays on a large piece of coal, a baseball bat, a football helmet, moose antlers and a cow bone. BFA University of Michigan MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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Creator: Peter Sandback
4 Door Nail Inlay Credenza by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
4 door solid walnut credenza Inlaid with construction nails The nails are cut flush with the table top, then polished. designed and created bt artist Peter Sandback
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2010s North American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Bench No. 66
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Designed and created by artist Peter Sandback. Built one at a time, by hand in Peter Sandback's New Hampshire shop.
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Ash

4 Door Credenza No. 3
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Designed and created by artist Peter Sandback. Built one at a time, by hand in Peter Sandback's New Hampshire shop.
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Four Drawer Bark Credenza / Dresser
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Designed and created by artist Peter Sandback. Solid walnut case (Forest Stewardship Council certified) Cork bark drawer fronts. The cork is from a cork farm in Portugal. Bark is p...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut, Cork

2 Door, 2 Drawer Credenza No. 4
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Designed and created by artist Peter Sandback. Built one at a time, by hand in Peter Sandback's New Hampshire shop.
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut, Ash

Nail Inlay Lamp No. 3
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay lamp table no. 2 by Peter Sandback. Dark walnut, nails Measures: 8" x 16" x 18"H Peter Sandback's hand made lamps are inlay...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

6 Door, 2 Drawer Credenza No. 3
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Designed and created by artist Peter Sandback. Built one at a time, by hand in Peter Sandback's New Hampshire shop.
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Nail Inlay Lamp No. 2
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay lamp table no. 2 by Peter Sandback. Dark walnut, nails Measures: 8" x 16" x 18"H Peter Sandback's hand made lamps are inlay...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Nail Inlay Lamp No. 4
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Built one at a time, by hand in Peter Sandback's New Hampshire shop.
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Plaster Hulk Hands
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalis...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood, Plaster

Inlaid Firewood #4 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalist’s minimalist - construc...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Inlaid Firewood #10 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalist’s minimalist - construc...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Inlaid Firewood #7 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalis...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Inlaid Firewood #5 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalis...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Inlaid Firewood #12 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the Minimalist’s Minimalist - construc...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Inlaid Firewood #9 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalis...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Inlaid Firewood #8 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the Minimalist’s Minimalist - construc...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

Materials

Wood

Inlaid Firewood #11 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalist’s minimalist - construc...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

Materials

Wood

Inlaid Firewood #6 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalis...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

Materials

Wood

Inlaid Firewood #13 Firewood, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
My current work involves nail patterns on firewood from my Father’s wood pile. He died 20 years ago but his wood pile remains untouched. He was the minimalis...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

Materials

Wood

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 24 Thermally Modified Maple, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
I am artist and furniture maker working in New Hampshire. I use nails to create intricate patterns on all variety of objects and surfaces The nails are glued into pilot holes, clipped, sanded flush with the surface, then polished. The result is a pattern of shiny dots of various diameters. I have just begun to inlay with insulated copper wire, when sanded and polished it makes for a pattern of shiny copper dots inside circles of black. I use this nail inlay technique to make furniture as well as non-functional objects. The first were wall pieces. These pieces are not for a particular customer, as the furniture is, so I am much more free to express myself. The imagery and patterns are culled from endless web searches. A favorite has been Japanese stencils...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

Materials

Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No.22 Thermally Modified Maple, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 14 dyed maple, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 17 white oak, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Oak

Wall Piece No. 12
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Wall Piece No. 11
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 6 thermally modified maple, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 18, 'War Pigs' end grain walnut, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 21 'Glow in the Dark Koi'
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Oak, Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 10, #2 Pine, Pvc
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 9 'Cloven Footed Hedgehog' oak, nails, gouache
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Walnut

Wall Piece No. 3 (The Loneliest Nail Clipper) wenge, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Wall Piece No. 1 thermally modified ash, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 13 thermally modified ash, tin
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Wall Piece No. 2 dyed maple, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 15 (Stable Genius) maple, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 11 (13, 17, 22) dyed maple, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Wall Piece No. 4 dyed maple, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Maple

Nail Inlay Wall Piece No. 19 Dyed Maple, Nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Peter Sandback's work is inlayed with hundreds, even thousands of nails. The nails are cut flush and polished. The resulting effect is a pattern consisting of many shiny silver dots ...
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2010s American Peter Sandback Furniture

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Oak

Rectangular Vibrant Green Coffee Table by Peter Sandback, Ettore Sottsass Style
By Peter Sandback
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful low stance rectangular coffee table by Peter Sandback in the style of Ettore Sottsass. Vibrant green thick composite top mounted on solid walnut frame, early 2000’s, hallm...
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Early 2000s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Plaster, Walnut

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 13 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 13 by Peter Sandback. dark walnut, nails Measures: 29" x 39" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, ev...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Bench No. 309 by Peter Sandback bleached ash, pv
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay bench no. 309 by Peter Sandback. ash, pvc Measures: 14" x 63" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, even thousands o...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay End Table No. 202 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay end table no. 202 by Peter Sandback. ash, pvc Measures: 24" x 24" x 16" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, even thousa...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 21 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 21 by Peter Sandback. Brown maple, nails Measures: 28" x 46" x 16" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds,...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay End Table No. 210 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay end table no. 210 by Peter Sandback. black maple, white oak, nails Measures: 11" x 11" x 20"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with h...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 24 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 24 by Peter Sandback. Ash, natural walnut, pvc Measures: 35" x 52" x 16" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hun...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 15 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 15 by Peter Sandback. Dark walnut, nails Measures: 34" x 72" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, eve...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Bench No. 301 by Peter Sandback walnut, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay bench no. 301 by Peter Sandback. natural walnut, nails Measures: 11" x 58" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, eve...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 30 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 30 by Peter Sandback. brown ash, nails Measures: 32" x 52" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, eve...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 27 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 27 by Peter Sandback. natural walnut, nails Measures: 26" x 52" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundred...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Bench No. 303 by Peter Sandback white oak, nails
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay bench no. 303 by Peter Sandback. white oak, nails Measures: 15" x 35" x 16"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, even tho...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay End Table No. 205 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay end table no 205 by Peter Sandback. Natural walnut, nails Measures: 16" x 16" x 21" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds,...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Wood

Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay End Table No. 203 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay end table no. 203 by Peter Sandback. Grey walnut, ash, nails Measures: 11" x 22" x 20" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundre...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 26 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 26 (rainy day for care bear) by Peter Sandback. Brown maple, nails Measures: 30" x 52" x 16" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables ...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Coffee Table No. 56 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay coffee table no. 56 by Peter Sandback. Dark walnut, natural walnut, nails Measures: 18" x 35" x 16" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlaye...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay End Table No. 207 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay end table no. 207 by Peter Sandback. Brown maple, nails Measures: 12" x 13" x 18" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, e...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay Bench No. 302 by Peter Sandback bleached ash
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay bench no. 302 by Peter Sandback. Ash, pvc Measures: 14" x 63" x 16" H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with hundreds, even thousands ...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Modern Contemporary Nail Inlay End Table No. 218 by Peter Sandback
By Peter Sandback
Located in Harrisville, NH
Modern contemporary nail inlay end table no. 218 by Peter Sandback. black maple, waxed steel, nails Measures: 23" x 23" x 17"H Peter Sandback's hand made tables are inlayed with...
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2010s American Modern Peter Sandback Furniture

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Peter Sandback furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Peter Sandback furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Peter Sandback furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Peter Sandback were created in the modern style in north america during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Sam Hecht + Kim Colin, Jonathan Adler, and Crump and Kwash. Prices for Peter Sandback furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $475 and can go as high as $9,700, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,800.

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