This piece is for all the pack rats that can't throw anything away.
The original length of this salvaged tongue and groove plank was found floating in the Narraganset Bay and used as stair treads on a project by a design/build architecture studio with which I work in close relation.
My sentimentality for this plank of wood called for these off cuts to be used in some fashion. The steel supports offer little more than an armature for the now permanently disconnected ends of this found object.
The original illustration is a diagram of discontinuity between members or elements of a system.