DraughtMaster Table Top
- Solid DraughtMaster plastic boards
- Country of production:
- Table top
- PP, PET and Nylon
- 100% Carlsberg DraughtMaster kegs
- Carlsberg Green
- 20mm or 12mm
- ~20kg pr m2 at 20mm thickness
- Wide threaded screws
- Heat resistance
- Objects up to 100°C
- 1-2 weeks
Our table tops come in 5 standard dimensions (in cm):
- 79×79 (square)
- 59×59 (square)
- 79×79 (round)
- 59×59 (round)
Special solutions are possible via direct contact with our certified and preferred manufacturing partners, who are used to working with our materials. Please do not hesitate to ask us for contact information.
As standard, we use 90 degrees or rounded edges. Upon special request to our manufacturing partners, other solutions are also possible.
All our table tops are CNC-cut, which makes it possible to adapt to our customers’ needs. Our current mold is 1800 x 800 mm.
We can produce all types and sizes within those limitations.
Dimensions: Ø 79 Weight: 8,25 kg
And 179 x 79 cm Weight: 28 kg
Fusø table tops are characterized by a terrazzo-like appearance with playful variations of colors and natural irregularities in the surface, which makes each piece of furniture unique.
Thus, the material tells a clear story in its appearance, which catches the eye and attracts attention in the home, in the office, in the bar, or wherever the table top is placed.
We think that the material is especially attractive in combination with wood or dark colors e.g. steel frames.
Our repurposed table tops from used beer kegs are well aligned with many current cultural agendas, where a focus on the environment and sustainable solutions have become a central part of our everyday lives and our interior design choices.
Sanded surface (Matt)
If the surface is scratched, it can be gently sanded down with sandpaper. Start with 120 grit or 180 grit and for a silky feel, finish with 1000 grit. The surface will then appear matte.
Untreated surface (Blank)
The surface is glossy from production and does not require further treatment.
q: What is the product made of and how do you source it?
a: Fusø is made from 100% used DraughtMaster kegs from Carlsberg. The kegs are used in restaurants and bars, then collected, cleaned, shredded, and heat pressed into Fusø tabletops. We also process the material further by pelletising it. The resulting pellets are used for either injection moulding, like in our collaborations with Wehlers and Mater, or they are used for sheet extrusion. For inquiries about these please contact us.
q: Does Fusø contain any dangerous components or toxic materials?
a: No, Fusø is made from 100% DraughtMaster kegs, which are food safe and cleaned before production. It is however made of thermoplastic material, meaning at high heat it will melt. Coffee cups and warm plates will not activate the thermoplastic, however hot cooking utensils and high friction when cutting the material might.
q: What kind of environmental impact does Fusø have?
a: Each full-size (79x179cm) Fusø tabletop saves 28kgs of material from incineration.
q: How much of the product is waste based?
a: Fusø is made from 100% used DraughtMaster kegs
q: What tolerances can I expect for a Fusø tabletop?
a: For a full Fusø tabletop, 179cm x 79cm x 2cm, expect tolerances of ± 2mm in thickness across the full diagonal length of the product.
q: How can I adjust or alter Fusø post-purchase?
a: Fusø can be cut with a regular circular saw and in general be treated like a regular wooden product. Be aware that heat from high friction may remelt the plastic slightly. Therefore, be sure to run your tools at lower speeds and go slowly. If the surface gets scratched or whenever new cuts are made, we recommend sanding the surface with grit 120, 180, 320, and finally 1000 for the best result. For a shinier look, you can continue with finer grit sandpaper.
q: How should I handle the panel to not damage it?
a: To be certain that the surface treatment is not damaged unnecessarily, do not take the panel out of its original packaging prior to the moment you need to install it. If you do need to check the quality of the panels or have concerns over the finish, be sure to handle it with care if you need to re-package the material. The wax finish is very sturdy, but ultimately not completely resistant to scratching.
q: How can I ensure proper structural support if used as a tabletop
a: For the best results, use a frame construction, which supports the entire tabletop. We do not recommend the use of a frame that only provides support in single points. We recommend that Fusø overhang its frame by more than 15cm in either direction. The tabletop can be supported by an I-profile shaped frame, where all corners have support, as well as down the middle, however, be mindful that the best support is a square shape where the whole tabletop is supported equally.
q: How can I mount Fusø or mount things to Fusø?
a: For the best results pre-drill the material and use screws with a wide thread.
q: What measures do you take towards the ethical production of Fusø?
a: All our partners must follow and sign our Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we are members at Foreningen for Byggeriets Samfundsansvar (The Association for Construction Industry Social Responsibility) and we have signed their charter.
q: How is the product manufactured?
a: The material is heat pressed and partly melts, to fuse it together. No glue or adhesive is added in the process.
q: Where is the product manufactured?
a: The product is produced in Denmark and made with waste also collected in Denmark
q: How is the material recycled?
a: The material can be treated like any other sheet material and if you no longer need a tabletop, Fusø can be cut up for e.g., shelves or any other application you might find suitable. a:gain cannot take any risk in how the material is treated/handled in future life cycles, however, we are always happy to spar and support.
For all other purposes, the tabletop can be recycled as hard plastic.
q: Do you offer end-of-life take-back models?
a: For larger projects, we are happy to make an agreement to take back material at its end of life or at a reasonable set date.
Customisation and variations
q: Which standard sizes do you provide?
a: Our standard size is 79cm x 179cm x 2cm. For more information on sizing see the ‘Dimensions’ section on this page. The ‘raw’ sheet material comes out of manufacture in 80cm x 180cm x 2cm and can be purchased as such. However, we recommend purchasing with edge and surface treatment, which results in our standard offered size and a higher quality finish.
q: How can I join several Fusø tabletops?
a: A skilled craftsman can join the material with a sealant combined with a tongue and groove connection. On our end, we recommend making a clear connection between two edges using a spacer material, e.g., wood.
q: Do you offer other colours?
a: Not currently. The colour is determined by the input and with this manufacturing technique we are not able to dye the material. However, please reach out to a:gain if larger volumes with other colours are needed for your project. The DraughMaster kegs will become transparent going forward, and we are looking at developing colour options.
q: Do you offer other dimensions outside of your standards?
a: We can customise the product at an extra cost; please reach out to us with your specific request.
Certifications, standards & regulations
q: What kind of documentation and certifications can you provide for Fusø?
a: We are happy to provide an LCA of the material.
If you are interested in working with us on any other certification you may find relevant to us, please reach out to us.
q: How many DGNB points does Fusø add to a DGNB project?
a: We are currently in progressing dialogue with Green Building Council Denmark but cannot as of today mention anything concrete in this forum. Please contact us for more information.
q: Which international regulations does Fusø adhere to?
a: Our products all adhere to Danish standards and should be fine for implementation in most other EU countries. As Fusø is a tabletop made of 100% food-safe plastic, it should adhere to regulations for most regular tabletop applications. It is not approved for use in industrial kitchens. If you would like us to advise you on your specific case, please reach out to us.
q: Which measures do you take towards the traceability of the materials used in Fusø?
a: Any waste source we manage, we research thoroughly and seek to trace back as far as we can. Carlsberg ensures that our kegs are clean, free of toxic materials, etc., before they hand them over to us, from there we have a complete awareness of the production line from kegs to your tabletop.
q: Is it possible to find the product in any digital databases such as Materialepas?
a: We are currently in dialogue with the team behind Materialepas and plan on Fusø being accessible on their platform in the near future.
q: Can I access a generic product description for Fusø?
a: We do not currently have a generic text for download; however, you are welcome to copy any text from this product page. We estimate that the text is ready end October 2022.
q: Do you have downloadable 3D assets, such as BIM, Revit families, etc.?
a: We do not currently have BIM objects of our products; however, we are happy to help how we can, such as providing .3DM, .DXF, .DWG files etc.
q: Does Fusø appear in internal or external calculation or design software, such as Exigo, Visma, etc?
a: Not currently.
q: Does Fusø appear in external databases such as Miljøportalen.dk, BASTA, Sundahus etc.?
a: Not currently.
Technical support and sparring
q: Do you offer knowledge-sharing sessions?
a: We are happy to come to your office or building site, share our experiences with the product, and answer technical questions to the best of our ability. We are also happy to arrange tours of our office and showroom. For more information, please contact us!
q: Do you offer support for graphic material about the product/materials?
a: We have a standard poster, which we can edit to your specific situation. The poster describes the journey from waste to the final product implemented in your project. We are also happy to spar with you or your graphic team if you wish to create something yourselves or which is specified to your graphical identity.
q: Does a purchase include technical support, design sparring, illustrations, technical drawings, etc.?
a: Depending on the scale of the project we can offer knowledge sharing, sparring and technical support for your project. For small projects we can only refer to the information on the website, however, we naturally answer any questions you might have. Please reach out with your specific project here.
q: How do I purchase Fusø?
a: For inquiries about Fusø or other a:gain products, please reach out here. Through Daarbak Design you can purchase Fusø in combination with frames for café, bar, and workstation tables.
q: Can I purchase Fusø as a private customer?
a: While B2C is not currently our focus it is possible to purchase Fusø directly through us. However, we recommend you go through our partner Cut Lab CPH.
q: What are your expected delivery times?
a: For orders of < 10 units, expect 2 – 3 working weeks delivery time.
For orders of 10 – 25, expect 4 – 6 working weeks delivery time.
For orders of > 25, expect 6 – 8 working weeks delivery time.
q: Do you deliver outside of Denmark?
a: Yes, however, depending on the destination, this will have an impact on delivery cost. Please reach out with your specific request.
q: Do you offer express delivery?
a: Yes, however, because of high demand or if you wish to place a large order, our production might still require time to deliver. In this case, express delivery may have a negligible effect on delivery time. On smaller orders, this is usually not the case.
q: Is there a minimum order size?
a: Not formally, however, delivery cost diminishes significantly for larger orders.
Guarantees and warranties
q: What guarantees or warranties follow with purchase the of Fusø?
a: The regular 2-year warranty applies. We guarantee the quality of the product, however, encourage customers to see and experience the product prior to purchase, especially for larger orders. As the product is a waste-based product, tactility, finish, etc., it may not adhere to one’s regular expectation of a tabletop material. We are happy to provide samples and reference projects where the product can be seen.
Request a sample or mock up
q: Mock up
a: If you are interested in e.g., a 1:1 mock-up of a product, we are happy to provide this at cost-price, if it is related to a larger sale. Reach out to us for your specific request.
a: If you would like to see the material up close, you can request a sample by reaching us here. Please note if it is urgent for your situation.
q: Do you have a showroom or relevant references where Fusø can be experienced?
a: Fusø is possible to view at our office in Nordhavn, otherwise please consider visiting the locations below, some of which you may also find on our references page:
Sealand / Sjælland
Carls Øl- og Spisehus (Carlsbergbyen)
Alexanders Bistro (Carlsbergbyen)
Læ Burger (Amusement park Bakken)
Aviator Lounge (CPH Airport)
Bella Arena (CPH S)
Nærheden School (Hedehusene)
ZENZ hair salon (multiple in Copenhagen)
Jutland / Jylland
Mackies Pizza (Aarhus)
Tir Na Nog (Aarhus)
AAU bar (Aalborg, Fibigerstræde 15)
ZENZ hair salon (Aarhus),
Funen / Fyn
CG Jensen Office (Odense)
Invoicing & purchasing systems
q: Do you offer e-invoicing?
a: We do.
q: Can we integrate your products into our internal purchasing systems?
a: Absolutely, we are happy to help with any such integration. Please contact us for your specific request.
q: Can we negotiate a set price structure for purchasing over a set period of time?
a: Reach out to us for a discussion.