The design of this shelf was driven by an exploration of ways to join metal in in a manner that resembled wood jointery. After developing the joinery technique I developed the scale and proportions of this shelf with the intention that the joint could be applied across a range of pieces to create a cohesive collection. The steel frame is made from raw angle iron because I felt that the finish of that material had a warmth and character that is not seen in other metals. It also contrasts with the finish of the brass connectors highlighting the beauty and simplicity of the joint. The wood is red oak that has been stained to bring out the lovely grain pattern of the wood. The whole piece can be disassembled into seven main components by unscrewing the brass connectors.