I think I found an answer! (Well, actually Nick found it on a blog called Contemporist...)
Yoav Avinoam takes sawdust and combines it with resin. Then, he presses it into a mold with the other object parts to make furniture! What a great idea to take a woodworking waste product (sawdust or wood curls) and make it into something useful and useable.
His products are made from sawdust and are very interesting. I imagine using wood curls instead could create some really interesting effects too.
Here are a few of his pieces:
To see the process, visit this link. Enjoy!