Watch a bat get hand made from three planks of wood

It’s a lot of fun to watch Darbin Orvar hand make a beautiful bat from maple and walnut planks. Seeing the separate pieces get merged together to form a block and then seeing that block get shaved down to reveal a cylinder and then to see that cylinder get turned and shaped into a bat is a really fascinating process. »10/19/15 7:00pm10/19/15 7:00pm

A Wooden Macintosh Replica Proves the Original Deserved a Flashy Gold Keyboard

For years Love Hultén has been making gamers jealous of his woodworking and electronics skills with hand-crafted arcade cabinets, portable consoles, and handheld gaming units. But now he’ll be the envy of Mac fans too with a new replica of the original Macintosh he calls the Golden Apple. »10/19/15 10:20am10/19/15 10:20am

Video: The scientific art of sound when making a guitar

The Art of Sound is a short documentary by Rodgers Townsend that reveals a bit of the genius of Tom Bills and the painstaking precision that goes into his making of guitars. Equal parts science and art, every decision of every carving of every shape of every guitar is motivated by making the instrument sound as good… »9/04/15 1:28am9/04/15 1:28am

Inspired by Battleship, This Head-to-Head Portable Arcade Is a Work of Art

It’s probably about time for custom arcade builder Love Hultén to consider taking on the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. His custom arcade consoles are just stunning, and there isn’t a gamer out there who wouldn’t drop a small fortune on his new two-player Battlecade. »8/24/15 11:30am8/24/15 11:30am

Seeing a cello get carved from wood and made by hand is so soothing

The cello is a gigantic instrument so it’s really no surprise that it basically takes an entire tree to make. What is impressive about the process of making a cello by hand though is just how long it takes to carve the wood down, to precisely cut out the shape, and to put all the pieces together. With such a big and… »8/21/15 11:30pm8/21/15 11:30pm

The lovely process of making the most intricate wooden cutting boards

Cutting boards don’t just have to be the thing you put on your kitchen counter and chop meat on, they can be beautiful intricate pieces of art too. Just look at the incredible work and detail it takes to make one of these end grain cutting boards from Larch Wood. In this video by Stereokroma, you get to see how it… »8/11/15 11:00pm8/11/15 11:00pm

Video: An interesting look at a lumber shop

Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just… »6/26/15 12:39pm6/26/15 12:39pm

Making a stone axe without any tools is really impressive

Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop… »6/22/15 11:13pm6/22/15 11:13pm

Video: Chopping down a giant tree in an urban area is like an opera 

This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers. There is so much to consider when taking down a giant and they… »5/22/15 9:21am5/22/15 9:21am

Video: Handmaking a wooden chair without music and commentary is calming

Can you watch an episode of television that just follows the multiple day process of making a chair from wood without any music? Without any commentary? As part of BBC Four Goes Slow series, we see just that. It’s beautiful, ASMR-tingling, and so soothing to see tree trunks get chopped, wood being sawed down, and the… »5/19/15 8:20pm5/19/15 8:20pm

Hand-Finished Wooden Toy Boats Too Beautiful To Ever Get Wet

Knowing that millions of copies of a plastic toy can be easily churned out of a giant machine makes wooden toys feel even more special, luxurious, and worth taking care of. Italian boatmaker Riva recently commissioned MadeInDreams to turn some of its more popular models into wooden toy boats, and the results are so… »5/19/15 2:09pm5/19/15 2:09pm

Video: Stunning art made from simply carving one stick of wood

I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a… »4/30/15 12:36pm4/30/15 12:36pm

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up, glued into paper logs, and… »3/30/15 1:44pm3/30/15 1:44pm