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Back Scratching Chair

Back Scratching Chair

After making a machine that can automatically pet his dog, woodworker Matt Thompson decided to make something nice for himself – an Adirondack chair that can scratch his back and massage his scalp automatically

Plinko Bottle Opener

Plinko Bottle Opener

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.

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Wood Camp Mug

Wood Camp Mug

Überleben’s Kuksa is a traditional Nordic wooden mug for camping. Each one is hand-carved from a hunk of sustainable hardwood, and holds up to 8 ounces of food or drink. Dual finger holes make it easy to hold, and it comes with a leather lanyard and carabiner clip.

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

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.

Vitascope Wood Projector Model

Vitascope Wood Projector Model

ROKR’s bass wood replica of a classic film projector is one of the coolest flat-pack model kits we’ve ever seen. Not only does it look awesome, it actually can project a short loop of film that’s included with the kit. The hand-cranked projector isn’t bright, but it requires no batteries to operate.

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game

Daldøs & Hnefatafl Board Game

Based on two traditional board games from Scandinavia, this set is as much of a tabletop work of art as it is fun to play. It’s played with unique 4-sided dice, and its playing pieces are stored on a miniature Viking ship. Made from laser-engraved plywood and beech wood.

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Back in the day, we used to use 3.5″ floppy disks as coasters. All too often, our drinks slipped right off, and they were a bit lumpy. These laser-cut wood coasters from OttoAutomation seem like a better idea, and include shrunk-down 5-1/4″ style disks too.

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.

mui Wood Touch Panel

mui Wood Touch Panel

Among the many countless TVs, smartphones, and accessories at CES 2019, Japan’s mui turned up with something different. Their smarthome interface appears to be a simple piece of wood, but it conceals LEDs and a touch panel to display useful information and control devices.

POV Log Ride

POV Log Ride

No this isn’t one of those log flume rides from a waterpark. What you’re about to witness is the point of view of a large piece of wood as it makes its way through the RedStag Timber sawmill. We’re impressed they didn’t cut their camera in half or sand it down along the way.

Making Harlequin Coasters

Making Harlequin Coasters

Jackman Works walks us through the complex process of making wooden coasters with a cool diamond pattern. He starts out with sticks of old pallet wood, stacks and laminates them with glue, cuts them on the diagonal, then slices, CNC carves circles, and finishes each one.

LAWA Twist Shelf

LAWA Twist Shelf

This cleverly-designed wall shelf provides a horizontal surface for small trinkets, and a vertical one with a magnetic backing for knives, key rings, notes, and more. Made from solid oak wood. Its maker recommends you treat the wood with a varnish of your choice.

Heartwood Editions Wood Posters

Heartwood Editions Wood Posters

Looking for a unique geeky gift? Heartwood Editions makes intricate, limited-edition, laser-engraved wood wall art based on franchises like Overwatch, Street Fighter, and Starcraft. Each measures 11.5″ x 17.5″ x 1″ thick. Also sold as a discounted 3-piece bundle.

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Bamboo Flip Clock

Bamboo Flip Clock

A modern take on the mechanical flip clock designs of the 1970s. This version features a vertically-oriented case made from bamboo wood and has a swinging pendulum at the bottom. Measures 18.9″ tall, and runs on one C-cell battery.

Wood Slice Family Tree

Wood Slice Family Tree

Etsy shop Foxbairn makes custom family tree or genealogy chart engravings on a cross-section of a tree. The laser engraving is highly detailed, and the wood is obtained from a sustainable forest. They offer the chart in 3-, 4-, or 5-generation versions.

Making a Plywood Sphere

Making a Plywood Sphere

Keith Williams of Oddball Gallery shows off a sculpture he created from birch plywood. He first cut and assembled 180 triangular pieces into a geodesic orb, then sanded it to smooth the edges and reveal its grain. The sander time-lapse is so awesome. Here’s its little brother.

Carved Satellite Phone Cases

Carved Satellite Phone Cases

Each and every Satellite phone case is one of a kind. Its makers at Carved create them by pouring colored resins over hunks of burled wood that they then slice thin. The resulting designs are beautiful, organic, and unlike any other phone case.

Turning a Bowl on a Table Saw

Turning a Bowl on a Table Saw

We recently saw how a table saw could be pushed outside of its comfort zone by using one to create wood spindles. Now, woodworker French River Springs shows us how he was able to make a turned wood bowl using a table saw, a drill, and a custom jig. The fun starts at 8:21.

Turning Wood with a Table Saw

Turning Wood with a Table Saw

Table saws were designed for ripping straight through pieces of wood or other building materials. But maker Izzy Swan decided to see if he could do something unconventional with his saw. With the help of a custom jig, he managed to create turned wood spindles on his.

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

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.

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Bending Wood with a Laser

Bending Wood with a Laser

By laser-cutting patterns into a sheet of plywood, it can be made pliable enough to bend around a corner like a sort of hinge. Laser Artisan shows off a number of hinge patterns and tests them to see which ones are most flexible. Skip to 1:37 for the bendy bits.

Making a Plywood Suitcase

Making a Plywood Suitcase

While the weight of a suitcase made from wood makes it a bit impractical, we still love the look of this beautiful piece of luggage that Ollari’s created from bent pieces of 8mm thick plywood. It always amazes us the kind of things you can do with just wood, glue, and some skill.

Wooden Predator Bust

Wooden Predator Bust

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.

DIY Wooden LEGO Bricks

DIY Wooden LEGO Bricks

Pask Makes likes to build objects out of scrap wood. He recently attempted to make his own LEGO-style building blocks, and came to find it’s much more difficult than you might think due to the precision required to make them stack. Watch his earlier attempt here.

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.

Wooden London Bus Model

Wooden London Bus Model

Up for a fun and challenging project with a satisfying result? Look no further than this wooden model of a London-style double decker bus. Once you assemble all 216 laser-cut parts, you’ll have a working vehicle that can actually move up to 12 feet on rubber band power.

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