KerfCase, founded in 2013 by Ben Saks, is rooted in a passion for craft and an exacting attention to fine details. A designer passionate about precision, fine craftsmanship, and natural materials, Ben was unsatisfied with existing wood iPhone cases. While working at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture, he spent an evening in the wood shop and created the first KerfCase. Over the course of six months, the original KerfCase design was extensively revised, tested, and revised again.
THE KERF OF OUR BANDSAW BLADE
"Kerf" is the thickness of material removed from a saw blade, usually measured in 1/1000 of an inch. This standard wood working term is important to KerfCase’s philosophy, as it represents the precision needed to make our wood iPhone cases. KerfCases use a patent-pending technology to hold your iPhone inside the case using only friction. This leaves no part of the front of your iPhone obscured, no snapping your iPhone into a case, and no parts to assemble. Just press your iPhone in, or press it out. It's that simple.
Made from 100% natural wood, by their nature every wood iPhone case is unique. KerfCase is devoted to joining sustainable materials with advanced technology. We believe in American Manufacturing, and as such, we do not outsource or import products from overseas. It might be harder, and more expensive, but its important to us and we believe in making it right here.
Our story starts in the hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania, carpeted in a mixed deciduous forest. KerfCase wood products are designed, machined, finished, and shipped from Pittsburgh, PA. Once the center of American steel production, Pittsburgh has transformed into a technology-centered city nestled in an urban forest. Our forest is comprised of oak, maple, walnut, cherry, ash, sycamore, and many other species of hardwood trees. Every piece of wood has a story, whether it's a piece of reclaimed flooring, or a beautiful burled wood from a local tree which was damaged in a storm.
ALL OF OUR PACKAGING IS 100% POST CONSUMER CONTENT - MADE IN HOUSE
KerfCase wood is sourced locally and sustainably. Most of our wood comes from our friend Jason Boone at Urban Tree. Jason works with Tree Pittsburgh to reclaim sick and damaged street trees and local trees. Jason and his team of arborists safely fell and mill trees which would otherwise end up as mulch.
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