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Wisteria Puzzle Cabinet

Wisteria Puzzle Cabinet

Fine furniture maker Craig Thibodeau created this incredible work of functional art. The cabinet not only features intricate marquetry and inlay work, but a series of drawers and compartments that can only be opened if you know its secrets. Puzzle designs by Robert “Stickman” Yarger.

Game of Thrones Chess Set

Game of Thrones Chess Set
$192  Buy Comment

When you play the game of chess, you win… or you die. At least that’s what happens if you play with this intricate set of hand-carved wood chess pieces Ukraine’s Chesslania, inspired by Game of Thrones. It’s cool, but we don’t think that Tyrion should be relegated to pawn.

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Making a Guitar from Scratch

Making a Guitar from Scratch

An immensely satisfying time-lapse video of luthier (string instrument maker) and plectrier (pick maker) Patrick Hufschmid as he creates one of his gorgeous hand-built electric guitars. The sped-up carpentry sounds are just as awesome as the imagery.

Larch Wood Cutting Boards

Larch Wood Cutting Boards
$85+  Buy Comment

Larch Wood Canada creates beautiful cutting boards using meticulously-selected sticks of Canadian larch. The end-grain pieces are lined up by pattern, revealing repetitive shapes that occur in nature. They also make custom countertops. See how they’re made here.

Creature Trinket Box

Creature Trinket Box
$39  Buy Comment

Sure, you could store your keepsakes in a regular old box, or they could be guarded by a ferocious monster. If given a choice, we’d go with the latter. Boxnmor’s playful handmade wood box has beady little eyes and pointy maple wood teeth to ward off would-be thieves.

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

Bourbon Barrel Coasters
$25/set of 4  Buy Comment

If you’re going to sip bourbon, you should have coasters to keep your tabletops in tip-top shape. We can think of none more perfect than Urban Industrial’s coasters, made in Kentucky from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves. Also available in a dark, charred finish.

Viking Ship Fire Pit

Viking Ship Fire Pit
~$505  Buy Comment

While fiery Norse ships are normally reserved for viking funerals, we’ll make an exception for this truly awesome handmade fire pit from sculptor Trevor McIntire of ImagineMetalArt. It’s made from 18 ga. sheet steel and measures about 39″ long x 16″ wide.

Decicio Whiskey Glasses

Decicio Whiskey Glasses
$32+  Buy Comment

Beautifully handmade 8 oz. whiskey glasses made from smoked glass that accentuates the amber colors of whiskeys and tequilas. A smooth and wide bottom makes them feel great in the hand. Sold individually, in sets, or with a matching handblown decanter.

Plinko Bottle Opener

Plinko Bottle Opener
$65+  Buy Comment

This fun wall-mounted bottle opener from Leroy Woodworks doesn’t just catch your bottle caps, it sends them down a Pachinko/Plinko-style pegboard so you can bet on where they’ll land. Set up shot glasses, and turn it into a drinking game. Available with custom artwork.

Double Governor Wooden Valet

Double Governor Wooden Valet
$80  Buy Comment

A bedside or dresser-top valet is a great thing to have, but most of them are too small to hold all of our stuff. Not so for this reclaimed wood organizer from Basic Elements by Mike, which offers three fabric-lined trays, space for multiple watches, and even a phone dock.

Making a Glass Dragon

Making a Glass Dragon

Glass artist James Mongrain and a team of assistants demonstrate the painstaking process of turning a molten blob of glass into an intricately scaled dragon in this 1-hour video from the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s also the most soothing thing you’ll watch today.

Making a Damascus Chisel

Making a Damascus Chisel

For his latest project, metalsmith Shurap created a gigantic chisel using numerous layers of steel. The oversized tool is designed for woodworking, but is so beautiful that it could just be a work of art on a stand. Watch how the intricately-carved handle was made here.

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies
$204+  Buy Comment

Celebrate your love for animals by NOT cutting their heads off, and instead covering your walls with these lighthearted wooden art pieces by artist Tzachi Nevo of Urbanmasquerade. Each animal mask is made from layers of premium woods and is ready to hang.

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Making a Curved Wooden Chair

Making a Curved Wooden Chair

YouTuber Lignum walks us through the steps it took to build this impressive bent wood lounge chair that looks like it came straight out of an expensive designer furniture collection. Despite its delicate looks, it has no problem holding the weight of a 220 lb adult.

Stacker Felt Organizer

Stacker Felt Organizer
~$14-$22  Buy Comment

Keep remotes, phones, and other small items handy with this felt accessory that slips under your mattress, or over the arm of a sofa. JennyKrafts custom makes each one, and offers customization for a small upcharge. Check out her backpack organizers too.

Vintage Camper Birdhouses

Vintage Camper Birdhouses
$25-$35  Buy Comment

These small wooden birdhouses from OneManOne Garage are inspired by the look of classic Scotty campers. Each one comes flat-packed and ready to assemble without glue. Available fully-painted or unpainted if you want to do your own decodrating.

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard
$225  Buy Comment

Alder + Ash presents a beautifully handcrafted mini cruiser board, lovingly made from a reclaimed oak whiskey barrel. It rides on 59mm Bones “all terrain” wheels with red bearings, and sports independent Bullet trucks.

Wooden Predator Bust

Wooden Predator Bust
$450  Buy Comment

Creep out your friends and family with this amazing hand-carved wooden bust of the Predator. In addition to this foot-tall beast, Etsy shop Love My Custom Wood makes all kinds of nifty carved wood sculptures inspired by science fiction and pop culture.

Leather Bartender’s Roll

Leather Bartender’s Roll
$240  Buy Comment

A truly special gift for bartenders. This roll offers holders for a variety of bar tools, including space for two cocktail shakers. Siberian crafter Dragunov handmakes each of their leather pieces and finishes them with beeswax. (Tools not included)

Making a Giant Utility Knife

Making a Giant Utility Knife

For his latest build, Jackman Works created a jumbo-sized, hand-carved wood replica of a utility knife. It’s fully-functional, and just the right size for opening Paul Bunyon’s Amazon packages. He got the inspiration for the giant knife blade from fellow builder Jimmy DiResta.

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Sparrow Mart Felt Supermarket

Sparrow Mart Felt Supermarket

Artist Lucy Sparrow specializes in crafting felt sculptures. Her largest installation is Sparrow Mart, a “supermarket” in The Standard, Los Angeles that features 31,000 hand-sewn and hand-painted felt replicas of grocery items. It took her and her team a year to make.

Making a Hybrid Mega-sphere

Making a Hybrid Mega-sphere

Artist Heath Knuckles creates stunning organic works of art by taking pieces of uniquely textured wood, cutting them into layers, and filling the in-between bits with colored resin. He then works them on the lathe into a perfect spherical shape. More here.

TTi-068 Titanium Chopsticks

TTi-068 Titanium Chopsticks
$70-$124/pair  Buy Comment

These beautifully-crafted metal chopsticks offer substance and permanence, while nodding to tradition with their bamboo-inspired form. Each one is molded from pure titanium, which won’t rust, and is resistant to germs. Available in black, silver, grey, or gold.

Akinak Titanium Tactical Pen

Akinak Titanium Tactical Pen
$89  Buy Comment

We love the grippy texture on the body of WarmKnives‘ handmade writing instrument. This particular pen is made entirely of titanium, which makes it durable and feel weighty in your hand. Takes a standard Parker refill. Be sure to check out their other pen designs.

Monocoque Palle Canoe

Monocoque Palle Canoe

Italian design studio BorromeodeSilva presents an absolutely stunning one-of-a-kind canoe. Its hull is made from carbon fiber with shimmery copper thread woven in, and ample quantities of beautiful teak wood, inlaid into a herringbone pattern.

Chronos Art Nixie Clock

Chronos Art Nixie Clock
$99-$111  Buy Comment

A surprisingly well-priced nixie tube clock, with a bright, easy-to-read display made from vintage soviet front-facing tubes. Each one is handmade with a solid wood case, and features a 7-day alarm capability. Available with or without RGB LED backlighting.

Ceramic Chess Set

Ceramic Chess Set
$250  Buy Comment

We love the minimalist look of the pieces in this chess set from Ceramic Sense. Each pawn, rook, bishop, knight, king and queen is made by hand, and the oak chess board features a cool tribal texture on the black squares. Pieces available without the board for $150.

State Bottle Openers

State Bottle Openers
$12  Buy Comment

Celebrate your home state every time you pop open a cold one. Brandon and Erin Spangler’s handmade bottle openers are shaped like each of the United States. They’re plasma-cut from steel and finished with black oxide. Sizes vary based on the shape of your state of choice.

Engraving a Rolex

Engraving a Rolex

Master engraver Bram Ramon shared this video of his incredible craftsmanship, as he carves an intricate design into the band of a Rolex Submariner divers watch, taking an already elegant timepiece, and turning it into a wearable work of art.

Driftwood Pinhole Cameras

Driftwood Pinhole Cameras
$180  Buy Comment

Each of these unique cameras is carved from a piece of driftwood found on the Baltic sea coast in Russia. The cameras capture soft and artful images on 120 film, when exposed via the pinhole opening on front, and have a built-in standard tripod mount.

Glowing City Coffee Tables

Glowing City Coffee Tables
~$1220  Buy Comment

NEWwooDESIGN creates these unique tables by engraving detailed maps of cities into oak wood. Each table has three layers representing streets, buildings, and water, and is coated with a resin that glows in the dark. Choose from several European cities, as well as NYC.

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