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X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks
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Alex Dodson of Burned by Design makes some pretty sweet Star Wars fire pits. But if you’re looking for something you can burn indoors, check out this dogfighting duo. The pair of steel candlesticks is handmade to order using laser-cut steel, and will look great sitting on your bookshelf as the Empire and Rebellion battle it out with fire.

Grandma 8-Bit Blankets

Grandma 8-Bit Blankets
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Janice of East Dixfield, Maine is no ordinary grandmother. She has a love for classic 8-bit video games, and crochets wonderfully soft and comfy looking acrylic yarn blankets using granny squares in place of pixels. Her Etsy shop currently has blankets inspired by Donkey Kong, Galaxian, TRON, and Mario.

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Whiskey Barrel Titanium Ring

Whiskey Barrel Titanium Ring
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Caveman Bands creates these bold and unique wedding bands using hand-hammered titanium, and an inner layer crafted from sanded and polished oak whiskey barrel wood. Comes with a rustic wood display box. Regularly priced at $192, it’s currently on sale for 50% off.

Wyatt Front Pocket Wallet

Wyatt Front Pocket Wallet
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House of Jack’s compact wallet combines the slimline design of a credit card pouch with the easy cash access of a money clip. Its main compartment is made from full grain leather, and has a hinged metal clip for bills. The leather can be monogrammed for an extra $10.

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 will look great sitting on any bookshelf. Available in grey, natural, or charcoal.

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
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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.

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.

Viking Ship Fire Pit

Viking Ship Fire Pit
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Akinak Titanium Tactical Pen

Akinak Titanium Tactical Pen
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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
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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
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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.

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