“We are passionate designers who believe in making quality products to enhance the everyday.”


KerfCase, founded in 2013 by Benjamin 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 became 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 product became the foundation of a strong business.


All KerfCase phone cases are designed, machined, and finished by a skilled production team in Pittsburgh. The wood KerfCase uses for its products is sourced locally and sustainably, and reclaimed from damaged local trees whenever possible. Every piece of wood has a story, whether it is a piece of reclaimed flooring or a beautiful burled wood from a local tree damaged by a storm. KerfCase’s woodworking is a continuation of these stories, connecting the history of wood to twenty-first century goods.


Applying Ben’s passion for carefully considered design, KerfCase develops a range of modern lighting, home, and office goods. With MONMADE as a driving force to launch this expanded line of products, KerfCase looks forward to applying its expertise in design, prototyping, and fabrication to launch a new line of products.