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Geodesic Dome Kit

Geodesic Dome Kit

Build your own dome-shaped structure with this unique set of connectors. Simply add wooden sticks, and attach Hubs‘ sturdy, adjustable joints to build a geodesic dome in under an hour. The kit supports structures up to about 66 lb, and as big as 16 feet in diameter.

DIY Plywood Stack Coffee Table

DIY Plywood Stack Coffee Table

On first glance, this table just looks like a stack of plywood sitting on some cubbies. But Chris Salomone’s clever build conceals a big secret – it’s hollow and has lots of storage space inside. It was built using just two sheets of ply.

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Cherry Wood Field Notes

Cherry Wood Field Notes

Field Notes‘ classic mini 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ paperback journal gets wrapped in a real cherry wood veneer cover. Sold in sets of three, each memo book comes with 48 pages of Opaque Smooth 50#T graph paper for sketching.

Artifox Desk 02

Artifox Desk 02

This walnut and steel desk from Artifox combines clean lines with utility, providing users with a slotted docking space with cable openings, a cable management grid with anchor points, and pegs for hanging headphones or bags under the desk. It’s also compatible with accessories like a floating stand, and a monitor riser.

Stay Fine Wood Watch

Stay Fine Wood Watch

This slimline 40mm wristwatch from Stay Fine features an African blackwood backdrop to its dial, giving it a natural look, while its sapphire crystal, shiny stainless steel case, and leather strap make it more refined than other wooden watches. Plus, it’s quite the bargain.

Wooden MacBook Keys

Wooden MacBook Keys

WoodWe’s stick-on wood veneer keytops bring a fresh, natural style to Apple MacBook laptops. They’re just 0.6-0.7mm thick, so they won’t affect closing your device, and stick on with a long-lasting, but removable adhesive. Available in various languages for MacBook Air, Pro, and Pro Touch Bar models.

Wooden Mac Pro Grille

Wooden Mac Pro Grille

The resurrected Mac Pro isn’t even out yet, but carpenter John Heisz was so excited to see the return of the cheese grater style grille, that he decided to make a recreation of its repeating circular pattern out of solid cherry wood. Detailed instructions here.

Cheese Degrees Cheese Board

Cheese Degrees Cheese Board

From Fred, the makers of the Obsessive Chef cutting board comes a wooden cheese board that ensures every wedge, cube, chunk, slice, sliver, slab, and hunk of chevre, cheddar, camody, colby, or camembert meets your exacting standards.

U-Build Flat Pack Building Frame

U-Build Flat Pack Building Frame

Currently available in the UK, U-Build is a DIY modular and flat-pack wood and hardware system for building structures, furniture, and storage. You design your layout and dimensions on its website, then the parts are sent to you. You need only basic tools to put the frame together.

Wooden Flip Perpetual Calendar

Wooden Flip Perpetual Calendar

Andriy Design’s desktop calendar is inspired by those vintage flip calendars which date back to the 1920s. Simply flip the day, date, or month modules, and it the next entry appears. It’s not available as completed product, but you can buy the files for laser-cutting from ArtHouseUA.

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.

Carving a Wooden Baseball Cap

Carving a Wooden Baseball Cap

Bobby Duke Arts plays with his wewd once again. This time, he transformed a bunch of scrap wood into an oversize baseball cap. Then he teamed up with maker William Osman to try and (unsuccessfully) make the hat’s brim follow the sun.

Colored Pencil Ukulele

Colored Pencil Ukulele

After watching Nick Zammeti make a gigantic pencil out of colored pencils, we figured he was out of pencils. But Nick is back to wow us with another build – a working ukulele made from the same stuff. We were wondering how he was gonna hollow out the body. Now we get it.

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Laser-cut Arcade Art

Laser-cut Arcade Art

Artist Ditty Laser Designs creates cool works of art for fans of arcade games. Their Etsy shop offers small laser-etched wood panels featuring imagery from classics like Space Invaders, Dig Dug, and Donkey Kong. They also make a series of fun laser-cut Pokémon cards.

Cathedral Flat-pack Lamp

Cathedral Flat-pack Lamp

Etsy seller 1Man1Garage’s unique, wooden tabletop lamp was inspired by the ornate and imposing style of gothic churches. It comes as a flat-packed kit with 120 pieces, making it both a puzzle you can build, and a permanent work of art for your home.

Making a Giant Pencil from Pencils

Making a Giant Pencil from Pencils

For no reason other than to see if he could do it, artist Nick Zammeti made a gigantic coloring pencil out of thousands of individual coloring pencils. He adhered the pencils together with resin, turned them on a lathe, then carved it into shape. Its giant lead means it can actually draw.

Making a Wooden Pizza

Making a Wooden Pizza

While we prefer pizzas that we can actually eat, we still enjoyed watching woodworker Kyle Toth as he created a pizza that only a termite or carpenter ant could enjoy. The pepperoni is made from bloodwood, the cheese is yellowheart, and the crust is hickory.

Death Star Trench Wood Map

Death Star Trench Wood Map

Origin Artwork offers this highly-detailed laser-etched 3D wood model of the Death Star’s famous trench from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It’s ready to be wall-mounted and comes in three sizes – 8″x 16″, 10″x 20″ and 20″x 40″.

Upgrading Cheap Speakers

Upgrading Cheap Speakers

There are lots of really cheap speakers out there, and most of them sound like garbage. YouTuber Jisaku kōbō shows us how a pair of $3 speakers can sound much, much better when placed into a pair of proper wooden enclosures. Of course, skilled labor is the real cost here.

Making a Pallet Wood Guitar

Making a Pallet Wood Guitar

Jackman Works loves to make stuff from reclaimed pallet wood. Recently, he teamed up with maker Tim Sway and used the material to craft a beautiful electric guitar by gluing together sheets of the irregular wood, then CNC milling the body out of the laminated block.

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Star Wars IncrediBuilds

Star Wars IncrediBuilds

These books are the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. Each one comes with a laser-cut and engraved 3D wood model of an iconic vehicle, spaceship, or droid. Display them as-is, or paint them to your liking. The accompanying books provide background details.

Creature Trinket Box

Creature Trinket Box

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.

Exotic Wood Flasks

Exotic Wood Flasks

Linz Zuelich of Wood Brain creates beautiful and elegant flasks by layering thin veneers of wood onto a stainless steel drink containers using waterproof, permanent adhesive. While they’re all pretty nifty, we’re particularly fond of the multi-wood versions.

Wood Trick Mechanical Puzzles

Wood Trick Mechanical Puzzles

Part puzzle and part mechanical toy, Wood Trick designs construction sets that anyone can build. The sets include vehicles, weapons, and rides. Each kit can be assembled within 30 minutes to under 2 hours. Their mechanical nature extends the fun.

Wooden Pixel Lounger

Wooden Pixel Lounger

Woodworker Lignum shows off another fantastic build – a sculptural lounge chair crafted from bits and pieces of wood cut into small slats, glued together, then sanded smooth to reveal an eye-catching pixelated pattern.

Holzkern Helix Teak Watch

Holzkern Helix Teak Watch

The beautiful Helix contrasts its teak dial and bezel with stainless steel electric blue accents. It features a Citizen quartz movement, and a 42mm case. Sadly, it’s backordered until 7/2019, so you might want to check out Holzkern’s other styles too.

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