This unique motorcycle-shaped decanter from The Wine Savant is handmade by blowing and bending borosilicate Pyrex glass, using similar techniques to making laboratory glassware. It measures 14.5″ long and holds 750 ml of spirits. It’s a special gift for motorcycle, whiskey, and wine lovers.
Miguel of Marmota Works shows how he took an acacia tree stump and turned it into an eye-catching coffee table. He sawed the stump into slices, then cut them to fit like a jigsaw puzzle. After sealing the pieces with clear epoxy, he bonded them with black epoxy, then sanded and finished the top before attaching metal legs.
Most axe heads are made from steel because it’s a strong and inexpensive metal. Knives Project created this shiny golden axe from a brass ingot instead. He cut a piece of steel from an old wrench to give the axe a sharp and durable edge since a fully blade would deform.
With Halloween coming up, you might wear a wig as part of your costume. Chances are that it has synthetic hair made from thin strands of plastic. While most fake hair is made by machines in factories, this one artist shows how he makes the stuff from scratch, using nothing more than some plastic, a toaster oven, a wire brush, and his hands.
Handy Dandy Brandy handcrafts all kinds of fun wooden cutting boards. Our current favorite is this one that looks like a giant hot dog. It’s made from mahogany and birch with a squiggle of yellow EcoPoxy resin “mustard” down the middle. It’s perfect for prepping veggies and makes a great serving piece for cookouts. We also love her Charcu-Trees board.
Want to upgrade to a standing desk, but already have a regular desk? The Jumbo DeskStand offers a double-decker design that lets you place your keyboard and mouse on one level, and your display (or displays) on another. Shelf heights are easily adjusted on its 10-slot ladder. Made from durable baltic birch plywood.
We’ve seen guitars made from unusual materials, but this is the first one we’ve seen that was made from leaves. Gitara Maker was inspired to create the guitar after seeing fallen leaves on a camping trip. He built the guitar’s body by stacking flattened layers of leaves with clear resin, shaping it with a scroll saw, and applying top coats for a shiny finish.
Road Agent Leather wanted a case to protect and carry his 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol. Being a skilled leatherworker, he decided to make his own from scratch. He started by flattening and dying leather sheets, cutting them into precise shapes, then gluing and stitching them together. He used a laser cutter to make the perfect circles for holding ammo.
Created by accessory maker Billykirk, this leather card wallet combines classic materials with a compact, modern design. Each wallet is made in America from full-grain leather and hand-stitched with waxed cording in a zig-zag pattern. A pair of solid brass or nickel-plated brass snaps keeps its contents from falling out. Holds 8 to 10 cards plus cash.
This leather tool bag from Billykirk provides a great home for small hand tools, paint brushes, electronics, or other tools of your trade. It’s made in California from vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather with brass and steel hardware. Rivet-reinforced corners, steel feet, and a two-ply bottom help it last a lifetime. Available in natural, caramel, black, and dark brown.
A typical cabinet might be made from 15 or 20 pieces of wood. Blacktail Studio built this incredible-looking cabinet from about 20 times that many pieces. He started with 300 walnut wood blocks, which he stacked, glued, clamped, and shaped into a unique work of functional art. It took a lot of trial and error to figure out the best way to carve and smooth it.
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.
Game show fans will love this mini version of the Showcase Showdown wheel from The Price Is Right. A&M 3D Prints and More lovingly crafts this accurate replica of the iconic set piece. The set includes a spinning wheel, base, arrow, and four walls, while the “lite” version is just the wheel with a small base. Serious TPIR fans will want all the games.
Artist Eric Blackwell makes unique home decorations, mostly using upcycled scraps from a guitar factory. His collection includes these cool wooden clocks that incorporate mid-century modern aesthetics, including starbursts, satellites, and abstract shapes inspired by Googie architecture. In his Etsy Shop, you’ll find a mix of tabletop, mantel, and wall clocks.
1791 EDC makes leather organizers for carrying small tools, knives, flashlights, and keychains. Their collection includes a large multi-pocket model that slides easily on wide belts, a compact pocket organizer that you can clip on with a carabiner, and a single-tool holster that snaps securely onto your belt.
Do you collect LEGO minifigures? This display case from sfDisplay makes it easy to show off and protect your collection. The case is handmade from beech hardwood and has six shelves that can hold up to 180 standard minifigs. It has locking brass latches, a black felt background, and a UV-protective acrylic viewing window. Measures 37.5″ W x 19.75″ H x 2.5″ D.
Record fans, check out these nifty coasters from MoonStation Design. The acrylic drink coasters look like tiny vinyl records and stack atop a miniature wooden turntable when not in use. The tiny turntable comes in red, grey, or natural wood, and the records come with assorted labels. They also make a mini boombox with cassette tape coasters.
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 reveal its rich details. It holds up to 16 oz. and is heat and dishwasher-safe with the artist’s mark embossed on the bottom.
Boise, Idaho’s Alpine Wood Co. makes extraordinary furniture from wood, metal, and resin. Among their collection is this beautiful black walnut dining table with a deep blue river of resin running through its center. It comes in sizes ranging from 48″ x 30″ to 96″ x 48″, with the larger models doubling as a ping pong table. Benches sold separately.
Louisville, Kentucky-based The Wooden States creates precision-cut hardwood wall art based on state shapes. Each one is backed with four strong magnets which can hold onto key rings, pocket knives, jewelry, and other metal objects. In addition to individual states, there’s a version of the entire continental U.S.
When Serengy Technology came across a micromotor from a camera, he thought it would be perfect for driving a miniature power tool. He made his mini drill from a hunk of acrylic, which he painstakingly cut and shaped, then outfitted it with the motor, wiring, hearing aid batteries, and a tiny switch.
Inspired by another table he saw on YouTube, Drew Builds Stuff wanted his own desk that looks like molten lava. He started with burled elm wood, placed them into a form, filled the gaps with fire glass and epoxy, then sanded and polished it smooth. Programmable LED light strips complete the illusion, so we’re glad he didn’t give up after a major mishap.
Vertical blinds are usually made from plastic or fabric, but carpenter John Heisz has an affinity for wood, so he made his own from scratch, using of ash wood he cut down to 3/8″ thick strips. He then built an exposed mechanism for opening and closing the blinds, giving them a more artful look than the ’90s decorating staple.