Charred Wood Finish Furniture by Yaroslav Galant

Yaroslav Galant “Innovative Design”, indeed. Who would have thought that burning furniture would give it such a rich and luscious look? The “Born 2B Burn” furniture of this Ukrainian designer uses a patented process after charring the furniture — at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit! This process preserves the wood core by “flash” heating the outer layers at such a high temperature, it produces the incredible effects you see.

April 28, 2015
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Wood Burned Furniture by Cecilia Galluccio

Just look at the incredible scenes that unfold on these wood burned coffee table and chair. How awesome are these pieces of art masquerading as furniture? Artist Cecilia Galluccio makes these bespoke table and chair to order – with your own choice of design. You can really make these pieces “you”. Well, she can really make these pieces you. They take her nine months to complete (hmm, remind you of…

April 26, 2015
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John Beaver Woodturnings

John Beaver is best known for his Wave form bowls and he is currently working on two different series. Here we find out more about him and his turnings After 25 years as a photographer and motion picture director/cameraman, John began turning on a lathe he inherited. John was immediately hooked and started exploring woodturning as an art form. Coming up with a few ideas that had never been done…

March 27, 2015
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Ron Layport amazing carved wood vases

March 25, 2015

We’ve all seen turned wood vessels at local art and craft fairs, but it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen anything as detailed as Ron Layport’s wood vessels. Yes, like any wood vessel of that ilk, they are turned on a lathe. But that’s just the beginning for Layport. From there ,he punctures, carves, sands and polishes the forms to perfection, oftentimes arduously honing them into elaborate, repetitive animal motifs. Like many a…

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Amazing Life-Like Wooden Sculptures Hand Carved By Peter Demetz

Carving a sculpture is definitely an arduous task – after all, there are no easy ways to correct your mistakes. This doesn’t stop Italian-born Peter Demetz from making expertly carved wooden sculptures of people. They are small, but surprisingly detailed. All the creases of clothing, all the curves of body and even loose strands of hair – nothing escapes his carving blade. The end result is of stunning craftsmanship, and…

March 13, 2015
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These Furniture Pieces May Look Cartoonish, But They’re Actually Quite Genius

Ideally, furniture should be both nice to look at and functional. But sometimes, designers stray too far to the practical side of things, forgoing any sense of fun in order to be more “modern.” The designers at Straight Line Designs make furniture that rebels against the sober designs of many contemporary homes. These aren’t your average pieces of furniture, but they sure are awesome.

March 2, 2015
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Japanese Sculptor Shows How He Transforms Wood Into Surreal Statues

These surreal wood sculptures by Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki will become so much more impressive once you see how much work it took to make them! For one of his latest sculptures, an otherwise-ordinary girl with 12 faces, Kanemaki created a series of progress photos that show the sculpture’s progress from crude log to finished work of art.

January 31, 2015
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Artist Ryousuke Ohtake Carves Incredibly Realistic Lobster from Boxwood

Within the vast arena of Japanese sculpture there’s a small niche category known as jizai okimono. The craft involves carving realistic animals whose bodies and limbs are all animated through joints just like the real living thing. Some common subjects are birds, fishes, snakes and insects. It’s a craft that originated in the late-Edo period (late 1700s) when metalsmiths and armor makers, faced with a decline in demand for armor,…

January 25, 2015
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The biggest wood vase you’ve ever seen

December 31, 2014

After many years of refining curves, shapes and forms of the artists interpretation of a classic vase, the largest vase capable of being turned on the Stubby 750 Lathe was produced with the aid of custom made auxilliary bed extentions, Steady rests, boring bars up to 2″ diameter, calipers for measuring wall thickness, a drying kiln, and a torque arrester for holding the boring bars steady as they reached 24″…

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