A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly in a Central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to get there makes it all the more spectacular. The Oriental Lion, as it has been dubbed, was carved from a single redwood tree trunk over the span of 3 years. Established Chinese architect Dengding Rui […]
What do you do with scrap wood and leftover construction materials? Throw them in the dump yard? Not Thomas Dambo artist. This sculptor, who was born in Odense, Denmark, and is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has created mammoth sculptures from scrap materials. They appear so intimidating that people are often left awestruck! Despite their looks, […]
The NK Woodworking & Design studio, created by craftsperson Nathie Katzoff, is known for its intricate and award-winning staircases—however, other items it creates are gaining popularity among home design enthusiasts. The studio is making headlines with its one-of-a-kind bathtubs. The most unique thing about them is the medium they are made from. Apparently, Katzoff has […]
Woodworking is a tough skill to master. It requires plenty of patience, knowledge, the right tools, and, of course, lots of practice. Once you can get a hold of the basics, you’re ready to bring the weirdest creations of your imagination to life. Warped or cracked furniture isn’t ideal, unless it’s that way by design, […]
Whether you want to salvage an adorable arched entry door fit for an elf’s cottage or an elaborately carved architectural panel door fit for a king’s dressing room, there are many great repurposed old door ideas to be found.
In the little township of Lienden (Betuwe, Netherlands) Jop van Driel has a very rare business: the building of exclusive staircases. These are tailor made special stairs provided with artistic carving. Jop van Driel, then, actually is a born sculptor.
When man dosen’t need anything more than his strength, skill and natural surroundings to create objects. Leo Singleton shows how he can make a bowl on the lathe powered with the human force.
Surface charred wood (also known as Shou Sugi Ban) has become an international sensation. However all charred timber is not created equal. Surface charred wood – an ancient Japanese technique known as Shou Sugi Ban has become an international sensation – with recent articles in the New York Times taking things to a fever pitch. However all […]
Jeff Uitto rescues nature’s leftovers from the shores of Tokeland, the banks of Smith Creek, or the valleys between the Willapa Hills to create marvelous sculptures and beautiful furniture. No live trees are harmed in the making of his work. Using only driftwood, salvaged tree branches, roots and burls, he carefully hand crafts every sculpture […]