This project was started as a quest to find a bio-based material to replace wood, for application in furniture/interior design. Pinecones or pine chips could be considered a surplus woody material from forests. The aesthetic appeal of the different colours, sorts and sizes of pine chips was explored and the various fabrication techniques. One fabrication technique is similar to the glass fiber technique using moulds. Another technique used the shrinking effect of the binder to its advantage for the creation of bowls.