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Concrete Square Bookends

Concrete Square Bookends
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There are lots of kinds of bookends out there, but we rather appreciate the minimalism of roughfusion’s concrete cubes. These 3″ blocks are heavy enough to hold paperbacks upright and look great sitting on any bookshelf. Available in grey, natural, or charcoal.

Making a Kumiko Lattice Guitar

Making a Kumiko Lattice Guitar

We’ve always been wowed by the craft of Kumiko. Inspired by the elegant Japanese latticework, Make With Miles created a unique electric guitar with a body that incorporates the technique. After cutting and assembling the wood, he filled the openings with tinted epoxy for contrast. He also made a matching amp.

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Giant Tippi Tree

Giant Tippi Tree

Make Anything’s Tippi Tree is a party game that challenges players to stack and interlock blocks but in a more organic way than Jenga. Maker Devin Montes has now built a giant version of the game out of wood. If you want to play some Tippi Tree for yourself, you can purchase the design for 3D printing from MyMiniFactory.

Engraved Metal Computer Mouse

Engraved Metal Computer Mouse

The vast majority of computer mice are made out of cheap plastic. Artist Uri Tuchman wanted to create something with a bit more substance, so he took the electronics out of a mouse and painstakingly crafted a new enclosure out of brass then engraved it with an ornate filigree pattern.

Sporting Goods Leather Key Fobs

Sporting Goods Leather Key Fobs
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Boston’s Bridge and Harbor handcrafts accessories from leather and wool. Among their wares are these motel-style key fobs sewn from leather reclaimed from vintage footballs, baseball gloves, boxing speed bags, and hockey goalie gloves. They also make unique wallets from the same kinds of materials.

Wooden Dog Lamp

Wooden Dog Lamp
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Ukraine-based shop Flampic makes wonderful wooden desk lamps. Among their creative designs is this adorable dog lamp. Its articulated legs and tail let you pose it in a nearly endless variety of charming poses. Available with metal wing nuts or handcrafted wood hardware.

Danner Leather Tool Belt

Danner Leather Tool Belt
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Built in the USA by the great bootmakers at Danner, this leather tool belt is a good looker and a good worker. It’s made to last, constructed from thick suede and natural leather. Features two large and three small pockets, a full-grain leather hammer loop and tape holder, and an adjustable web belt for waists 29”-46.”

Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Titanium Fingerprint Rings
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Custom King Design’s titanium rings offer a unique method of personalization. Each one can be engraved with a fingerprint sample you provide. It’s a great way to remember a loved one and keep them close all the time. The rings come in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes.

Suisei Handmade Whiskey Glass

Suisei Handmade Whiskey Glass
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Enjoy every sip of your whiskey in style with this beautiful drinking glass, featuring a design inspired by a comet orbiting the Sun. Each is handcrafted using traditional Japanese techniques, creating a textured surface with an irregular but polished edge. Holds 380 ml. or 12.8 oz., and packaged in a wooden container.

Turning Whiskey Barrels into a Butcher Block

Turning Whiskey Barrels into a Butcher Block

We’ve seen some pretty sweet items made from recycled wine and whiskey barrels. In this video from Ryan Hawkins of West Coast Boards, he shows how he broke down two oak barrels and rebuilt their staves into a beautiful, end-grain butcher block that weighs nearly 50 lbs.

Making a Sliced Wood Lamp

Making a Sliced Wood Lamp

In this video from woodworker JAR Made, he how he made a unique accent lamp that lets light shine through gaps cut into a wooden shade. By making horizontal and vertical kerf cuts, he was able to bend the wood into a hyperboloid shape reminiscent of a nuclear cooling tower. He also placed an Alexa voice assistant inside.

Industrial Copper Desk Lamp

Industrial Copper Desk Lamp
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Wild Oaks Metal Works handcrafts these unique desk lamps from steel and copper. Their conical shade and articulated base pay homage to the iconic Anglepoise lamp, but with a brawny industrial look. The gears and chains are functional too – turn the crank to adjust its height. They also make a double-headed version.

Lonesome Cowboy Wingtip Bifold Wallet

Lonesome Cowboy Wingtip Bifold Wallet
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Bexar Goods makes this leather wallet with a design clearly inspired by Sheriff Woody from Toy Story. Its body features a yellow plaid pattern and is accompanied by blue, cow print, and red bandana accents. Each one is hand-stitched and has four card pockets and a cash compartment. It’s also available as a slim credit card wallet.

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Tiny Owl Vinyl Storage Rack

Tiny Owl Vinyl Storage Rack
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Proud Owl’s distressed wood rack provides easy access to your vinyl collection. Its asymmetrical design faces half your records forward and the other half sideways. Its right side has just enough room for a turntable or for displaying trinkets. It comes in various colors, with or without legs in 6″, 12″, or 20″ lengths.

The Woodsman Display Rack

The Woodsman Display Rack
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UK woodworker Silas & Such make a variety of racks for display and organization. This rustic reclaimed wood shelving can showcase a mix of knives, watches, and other small collectible items. It measures 35.4″ w x 16.9″ h x 4.3″ d and can be wall-mounted into studs or used freestanding.

Leather Chess Set

Leather Chess Set
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Muntok’s elegant roll-up chess set is handmade from vegetable-tanned leather. Its spaces are stitched in place, while its chess pieces are each made from a leather disc with a hand-embossed rank icon. The included storage tube holds pieces and stays closed with a leather strap.

Paracord Camera Straps

Paracord Camera Straps
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Hold on to your camera with a secure and stylish strap made from strong and versatile 550 paracord. Zander Creatives handmakes these straps in a variety of colors to suit your individual style. They’re fitted with heavy duty rings and lobster clips, and come in 38″ and 47″ lengths.

Pop-up Wood Castles

Pop-up Wood Castles

At first glance, this looks like an ordinary log. But there’s something hiding inside of it. When it’s given a firm shake, a series of castles rise from its surface, much like the opening credits of Game of Thrones. These ones were posted by Ctoom, but you can find similar pop-up sculptures over on Etsy.

Coffeify Wood-Handle Mugs

Coffeify Wood-Handle Mugs
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There’s something about sipping coffee or tea from a quality mug that makes the ritual even more enjoyable. Coffeify makes these beautiful ceramic mugs with intriguing designs inspired by nature. Each has a wooden handle for a cool grip, a matching lid, and an insert for straining loose tea. They also make a glass version.

Akinak Titanium Pen

Akinak Titanium Pen
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This substantial handmade pen comes from Belgorod, Russia’s WarmKnives. It’s been machined entirely from titanium and has a bold, linear texture along its entire length providing grip and style. It takes a Parker refill and its threaded cap can be stored on its rear for safekeeping. Find more unique pens in their Etsy shop.

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Steampunk Gear Phone Case

Steampunk Gear Phone Case

An unnamed artist from China shows off a unique handmade phone case that’s so steampunk that its gears actually turn. It might not be the most practical design, but it sure looks awesome. We found a similar case you can actually purchase over on Etsy, or you could just glue some gears on your own and call it a day.

Memento Vivere Skull Stein

Memento Vivere Skull Stein
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Remember to live every time you take a sip from this ceramic stein in the shape of a human skull sitting on a tree stump. Each mug is hand-sculpted by Trevor Foster Studio and glazed with shades of brown to bring out its rich details. It holds up to 16 oz and is heat and dishwasher safe with the artist’s mark embossed on the bottom.

Making a Giant 6-Sided Die

Making a Giant 6-Sided Die

You can buy oversize wooden dice on Amazon and Etsy, but none of them look nearly as rich or substantial as this handmade version by Gao Wood Lab. Watch as they transform a block of African blackwood and brass into a beautifully-inlayed jumbo die. Now, will you please make us a giant D20?

Topo Trail Maps

Topo Trail Maps
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Commemorate your adventures and travels with these outstanding wood artworks from Topo Trail Maps. Each one is custom-made by artist Trevor Crosta based on a trail you specify. They feature deep, 3-dimensional carvings of the terrain, and come in two National Parks designs, as well as a rectangular floating frame.

Romp Ready Skis

Romp Ready Skis
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Known for handcrafted custom skis, Romp Skis has expanded its line of off-the-rack designs. The backcountry Leif and the freeride Oso join the level 3 Mason, all-terrain Shepherd, and Romp’s original Zorro all-mountain skis. Each features cool graphics and colors to let you stylishly hit the slopes in all snow conditions.

Bamboo Weave Pen

Bamboo Weave Pen

From TA+d’s limited-edition Artist Collection comes a genuinely unique and elegant writing instrument. Its aluminum body is wrapped in handwoven strands of bamboo for a distinctive, patterned look. It comes in brown, green, or black finishes with either a fountain pen or rollerball cartridge.

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