These are the world’s most beautiful spoons

November 26, 2016

What could possibly make a wooden spoon worth $360? Maybe the fact that it’s a hand carved work of art that would look as appropriate in a gallery as in a kitchen. Giles Newman, a craftsman from the village of Bispham in Northern England, carves spoons so beautiful that they probably don’t even qualify as kitchenware anymore. They’re pretty much just sculpture. From moose heads to dream catchers to stunningly…

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Traditional Finnish Log House Building Process

November 24, 2016

Construction with logs was described by Roman architect Vitruvius Pollio in his architectural treatise De Architectura. He noted that in Pontus (modern-day northeastern Turkey), dwellings were constructed by laying logs horizontally overtop of each other and filling in the gaps with “chips and mud”.

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Zyl Vardos Tiny Houses On Wheels

November 22, 2016

Zyl Vardos is a tiny house construction company in Olympia, Washington. The company specializes in organic shapes and has been happily installing undulating rooflines, circular Hobbit-esque doors, and bright expanses of cedar shingles into the tiny house design lexicon since 2007.  The tiny house movement may have gained traction in austere times, but, for Zyl, building small, movable houses is about more than saving money.

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Can Paper Cut Wood?

November 15, 2016

Here’s an interesting question that’s more fitting to be answered at home as a bar trick than a science experiment: can a saw blade made of paper cut through wood? You’re not sure, are you? I mean most paper is made of wood pulp, so sharpened paper would be like sharpened wood. But what kind of wood can be sliced by a paper blade?

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These Kayaks Are Works Of Art

November 15, 2016

A kayak is a small, narrow boat which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks were originally developed by the Inuit, Yup’ik, and Aleut. They used the boats to hunt on inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic, Bering Sea and North Pacific oceans. These first kayaks were constructed from stitched seal or other animal skins stretched over a wood or whalebone-skeleton frame. Kayaks are…

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Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

November 13, 2016

One of the modern trends when it comes to winter decoration for your home is to create them yourself. Even though you might think that you don’t have talent, creating decorations for you home from recycled materials is actually very easy, considering there are so many tutorials on the internet.

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The Birth Of A Wooden House

November 11, 2016

This is a documentary movie uncovering the process of building a wooden house with hand tools from local materials starting from forest till the living space. The 24-minute video from John Neeman Tools shows everything you could want to see, and more. From the laying of the foundation to the finished product. And not only was the whole thing assembled by humans working almost exclusively with hand tools, the house is held…

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Make your own spalted wood

November 10, 2016

Spalted wood was unwanted for a long time until now. Nowadays, woodworkers are searching for new design ideas, for example, using recycled or barn wood, decorating with colourful various material inlays and using wood which was used as a firewood some years ago. Spalted wood  include colors not normally found in wood, contrasting light and dark colors adjacent to each other, and most notably, unique brown and black lines running through…

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Chainsaw carvings by Joseph Stebbing

November 8, 2016

Located in Thurmont, Maryland, Joe started carving eight years ago. He began carving tree spirits, and now can carve anything he or his customers dream up. Joe’s carvings can be found in homes and stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Colorado, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and even as far as Scotland. Below you will see just a few pieces of art created by…

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