Chest of drawers that looks like a woodpile

Facecord is a chest of drawers disguised as a woodpile, with hidden drawers:

the vision of a stockpile of wooden logs, brings forth visions of fueling the fire and keeping warm by the hearth on cold winter's night.
american artist mark moskovitz translates this into 'facecord', a chest of drawers using the irregularities and haphazard geometry of cordwood,
and the accidental poetry of its stacking to camouflage the storage furniture's actual function. the work is included in new york's museum of arts & design
exhibition against the grain which features projects that examine the age-old medium of wood, and how it can be transformed into
a contemporary object.


hidden log drawer - facecord by mark moskovitz [DesignBoom] (via Neatorama)


  1. It’s cute, but it doesn’t look like he’s ever stacked wood.  There’s much more uniformity in a real woodpile.

      1.  Yep, too many of the ‘logs’ are stacked bark-side down.  The bark has to be on top, to shed water.

  2. I like the idea, but surely it could be a better disguise than that.  If I had a fireplace it might be fun to disguise a door in the woodpile like this.

  3. On second thought it would be good fun to build a secret door into a woodpile on the side of my (soon to be built) kids’ playhouse.

  4. I am sorry but it doesn’t work. The positioning of the wood on the vertical left and right sides destroy the attempt at any illusion. Borislabs wood furniture has a plausible physical reality, Not that physical reality is a prerequisite for art. But this is is glaringly uncomfortable and I don’t believe that was the artist’s intention. And intention is everything.

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