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Guy Transforms Big Chunk Of Wood Into A Salad Bowl In Hypnotising Video

Video: It could be that piece of wood spinning endlessly or the fact that it’s hard to take your eyes off someone doing his job so skilfully, I don’t know. But watching David Earle turning a big piece of elm wood into a perfect salad bowl is truly an hypnotising experience.


Chainsaw Artist Transforms A Log Into Groot From Guardians Of The Galaxy

This is fun. Griffon Ramsey, an artist who works with wood and uses a chainsaw, carved and sculpted a real life Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy from an Eastern Red Cedar tree log. She creates a pretty lifelike version of everyone’s favourite tree person but I kind of wish she made a 20-feet tall version too.


A Spartan Knife Block That's Anything But Austere

You can pretend they’re there for easy access, but there’s something primevally enjoyable about leaving your cutting implements on display in a knife block. It’s like knights mounting swords on the wall of a castle, and it’s also why this knife block that looks like a Spartan under attack is particularly amusing.


How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in many places are a thing of the past, it’s looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here’s how to find the right one for you.


Turning A Chunk Of Wood Into Something Beautiful Is Satisfying To Watch

Here is Alan Holland performing his craft: woodturning. He takes a big chunk of wood, spins it on a lathe and shaves and cuts it down into something much more detailed. It’s painstaking work, but it looks absolutely rewarding. Getting to the finished product is like discovering something that was hidden underneath.


Making Snowboards By Hand Is A Beautiful Process

Video: Here’s a video that shows the full custom build process for Kindred Snowboards. They plan the design, get the wood, glue parts together, shave it down, add materials, press it together, clean up the edges and do so many things to one board that it may sound boring when you read it but is incredibly riveting to watch.


The Natural Moss On This Wooden Bookcase Is Preserved Forever In Resin

Your usual piece of wooden furniture — cut, sanded, painted — bears little resemblance to the tree it came from. So to create the Undergrowth bookcase, Italian design duo Alcarol deliberately took the opposite tack, preserving the unhewn edges of their lumber — moss and lichen and all.


Here's Wood Assembling Itself Into Furniture Like A Transformer

Video: I wish all furniture could assemble itself like this lawn chair by Frank Howarth. It sure would save a lot of time and prevent a lot of blisters. Sadly, it’s just a super neat video by Howarth. He removes himself from the video and makes these stop-motion animations that look like they’re straight from Transformers.


Gorgeous Topographic Tables Look Like The Earth From Above

Don’t you wish your furniture looked more like the surface of the Earth? No? Well maybe you should, because holy crap — it is beautiful when done well. And designer Greg Klassen does it well.


Hidden LEDs Give This Wood-Faced Watch A Digital Display

Watch faces have been made from some strange and wonderful materials, but can anything beat the natural beauty of wood? The folks at Tokyo Flash don’t think so — they have figured out how make a digital watch display disappear under a wood veneer.


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