Some people think that woodworking is a dying art that belongs to the forgotten bunch of crafts that we, humans, don’t find any place for in our hectic lives. But this is not entirely true.

These days, when we live in houses built as quickly as possible with as few extra details as there can be, wood is somewhat of a premium material which is long-lasting and has that genuine value. And you can do wonders with it!

Just take a look at the fan-favorite subreddit “Woodworking,” which is basically an online collection of the most intricate, creative, and breathtaking examples of things you can do with wood.

Created twelve years ago, it’s now a home to a whopping 2.7 million members who share mad woodwork skills crafted in furniture, household items, and anything, really.

#1

After 8 Months Of Hard Work I Can Finally Call It Done! Over 1600 Hrs Of Work Into One Staircase

After 8 Months Of Hard Work I Can Finally Call It Done! Over 1600 Hrs Of Work Into One Staircase

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

That is a beautiful way I would break a leg.

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#2

I Just Turned 20 And Have Been Doing Woodwork For About A Year Now. Just Finished This Cherry Desk With Blackened Legs

I Just Turned 20 And Have Been Doing Woodwork For About A Year Now. Just Finished This Cherry Desk With Blackened Legs

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
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3 months ago

TOTALLY worth it!

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To find out more about the amazing r/Woodworking community on Reddit, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator Joseph, who goes by the handle u/joelav. Joseph told us that the subreddit was created in 2008 as “a place for woodworking redditors to get together and exchange ideas, techniques, advice, and projects.”

“It has grown from humble roots to a 2.7-million-member community,” the moderator said and added that on average, r/woodworking is visited 250,000 times daily, which makes it a powerful corner online to get some incredible wood inspiration.

#3

Made This To Replace The Stupid Lazy Susan Cabinet. Yay Or Nay?

Made This To Replace The Stupid Lazy Susan Cabinet. Yay Or Nay?

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Yettichild
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3 months ago

Yay!

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#4

Maiden Voyage Of My First Cedar Strip Canoe! No Kit, No Plans, No Staples

Maiden Voyage Of My First Cedar Strip Canoe! No Kit, No Plans, No Staples

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

That is a beautiful canoe

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Incredibly, there’s one key rule in the community and it’s that people are only allowed to share things they have made themselves. “This keeps our content original and organic,” Joseph explained. So every incredible piece of woodwork you see here is really made by someone’s hands in the group.

When asked about their favorite woodworking pieces, the moderator team has decided on a couple of great examples. First, it’s this “tricky but beautiful joinery,” then there’s this “very detailed post on building a bookcase.” Another great wood piece according to the mod team is this home office inspiration for all those Zoom meetings.

And for those who feel short on space but are working from home, this amazing old design brought to life again may give some inspiration. But the moderator team also stressed the fact that woodworking, no matter how cool it may be, is not really all “fun and games.” See this post as “a reminder for the shop that accidents happen.”

#5

Melting Wood Effect Im Working On. Still Needs Some Sandpaper Love But Very Pleased With My First Attempt

Melting Wood Effect Im Working On. Still Needs Some Sandpaper Love But Very Pleased With My First Attempt

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Sanguinius
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3 months ago

Do you have a way i can purchase one of those

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#6

Vlad The Builder: Third Project. We Went For The Classic Picture Frame To Work On The 45s On The Mitre Box. He Got To Help Me Set Up The Router Table, But Dad Had To Lend A Hand On That Cut. He Also Tried Out The Brad Nailer And Glue (March,2018)

Vlad The Builder: Third Project. We Went For The Classic Picture Frame To Work On The 45s On The Mitre Box. He Got To Help Me Set Up The Router Table, But Dad Had To Lend A Hand On That Cut. He Also Tried Out The Brad Nailer And Glue (March,2018)

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ADHORTATOR
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3 months ago

he looks so proud...

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#7

Some Of You Asked

Some Of You Asked

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Oh, my God! I want that! I love the geared drawers.

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#8

My 14 Year Old Daughter Made This In Shop Class And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

My 14 Year Old Daughter Made This In Shop Class And I Couldn’t Be More Proud!

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Adam C
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3 months ago

This is absolutely beautiful

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#9

'splitting From The Norm'. A 16-Year Old From A Local School Has Made An Insanely Awesome Piece

'splitting From The Norm'. A 16-Year Old From A Local School Has Made An Insanely Awesome Piece

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Helen Haley
Community Member
3 months ago

Creative furniture is just the best.

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#10

Heard There Was A Plywood Challenge So Here Is My Plywood Rocker For Consideration.

Heard There Was A Plywood Challenge So Here Is My Plywood Rocker For Consideration.

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howohowo
Community Member
3 months ago

I think is saw that in my dream- I was sitting on it, and it turned to icecream so I ate it

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There are many types of woodwork and each is a craft on its own: from carving, whittling, and scroll-sawing to wood burning (pyrography) and construction-related woodwork. But there’s something about working the wood which makes it nostalgic and beautifully old-fashioned.

So is woodworking really a dying art? After all, many consumers are driven by price and not by quality, as it used to be. You won’t find long-lasting, high-quality wood in current home decorating styles where everything revolves around price and practicality.

#11

I Keep Seeing All Your Quarantine Projects, So I Thought I Might Share Mine Here Too

I Keep Seeing All Your Quarantine Projects, So I Thought I Might Share Mine Here Too

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CATMONSTER2018
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3 months ago

You... Have a new back-up job...

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#12

9' Hollow Wooden Longboard

9' Hollow Wooden Longboard

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BonnyDK
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3 months ago

Wow!!!!

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#13

Chessboard With A Twist I Made For My Sister And Her Family

Chessboard With A Twist I Made For My Sister And Her Family

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Michelle Muirhead
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3 months ago

nearly 3d chess

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#14

I Carved And Gifted The "Terminator Pipe" To Arnold Birthday And He Sent Me A Photo

I Carved And Gifted The "Terminator Pipe" To Arnold Birthday And He Sent Me A Photo

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Mimi777
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3 months ago

That is so freakin cool! I love Arnold. And that pipe is amazing!

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#15

I Made A Squirrel Bar

I Made A Squirrel Bar

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

with chore wheel!

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On the other hand, there are my indicators that show that woodworking is in fact having a renaissance. First, sites like Etsy and Amazon Handmade are filled with woodworkers selling their incredible wooden pieces. Moreover, some sellers offer unique pieces for reasonable prices.

According to Scott Curry, the author of “Make from Wood” magazine that provides woodworking tips for woodworkers around the world, “On Etsy, I’ve found everything from large items like dining room tables down to a lady who carves amazing designs and scenery from single pencils!”

#16

Definitely The Biggest Project I’ve Ever Done. Solid Oak Through And Through, All Locally Sourced In The Scottish Highlands

Definitely The Biggest Project I’ve Ever Done. Solid Oak Through And Through, All Locally Sourced In The Scottish Highlands

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Love it, fantastic job

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#17

Scrollsawn Project With All Natural Woods (No Stains Or Dyes). Prince John And Hiss From Robin Hood. Oodalally!

Scrollsawn Project With All Natural Woods (No Stains Or Dyes). Prince John And Hiss From Robin Hood. Oodalally!

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Jane Doe
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3 months ago

This is gorgeous. Reminded me of my childhood !

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#18

Carved From Salvaged Barn Wood As A Gift For My Friend Who's Pug Recently Passed

Carved From Salvaged Barn Wood As A Gift For My Friend Who's Pug Recently Passed

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Yettichild
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3 months ago

Aw!

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#19

First Try At This Japanese Wizardry

First Try At This Japanese Wizardry

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

Impressive

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#20

A Bunk Bed I Built For My Daughter’s 5th Birthday

A Bunk Bed I Built For My Daughter’s 5th Birthday

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Brigs
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3 months ago

All the friends are going to want to sleep over, great job!

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Scott also believes that just like online impact, local impact too has played one of the key roles in bringing woodwork into the spotlight. For example, "The number of local craft fairs has significantly increased in recent years if you live in a decent-sized city. Organizers have learned that there are nice profits to be made by organizing an event.”

#21

Here Is A Prototype Table We Are Making Using The Original Golden Gate Bridge Suspender Ropes And Claro-Walnut Top. Both Are Over 80 Years Old!

Here Is A Prototype Table We Are Making Using The Original Golden Gate Bridge Suspender Ropes And Claro-Walnut Top. Both Are Over 80 Years Old!

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Judy Dunlevy
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow

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#22

I Carved This Gandalf Pipe Out Of Briar Wood

I Carved This Gandalf Pipe Out Of Briar Wood

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
3 months ago

wow

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#23

Wife Wanted A Dr Seuss Themed Nursery So I Built A Dr Seuss Bookshelf

Wife Wanted A Dr Seuss Themed Nursery So I Built A Dr Seuss Bookshelf

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Helen Haley
Community Member
3 months ago

I do like green shelves and nooks. I do like the way they look. I like them in a nursery, I like them on a balcony. I could and would with wavy wood decorate them festively.

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#24

So I Finished This Chair A Few Days Ago

So I Finished This Chair A Few Days Ago

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howohowo
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3 months ago

That looks so smooth! I didn't know that it's possible to make it really smooth

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#25

I Carved A Wooden Octopus Who Looks Like He's Scared Of Swimming

I Carved A Wooden Octopus Who Looks Like He's Scared Of Swimming

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Octopus adorabilis is the actual name of a species of cute octopuses. They are also know as flapjack octopuses.

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Scott says that attending a local craft fair feels like walking through a real life Etsy store, where you find rows upon rows of woodworkers set up. “The turnout of both buyers and sellers would not be as big as it is without the growth in popularity within woodworking,” he concludes.

#26

Really Happy With The Way This Live Edge Elm Table Turned Out As You Can See On My Face

Really Happy With The Way This Live Edge Elm Table Turned Out As You Can See On My Face

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chaitu cherry
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3 months ago

hahahahahahahaah the cat behind him draws my attention more........

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#27

Archway A Coworker And I Trimmed Out Recently. Painted Picture At The End

Archway A Coworker And I Trimmed Out Recently. Painted Picture At The End

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howohowo
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3 months ago

Looks like something you'd see in a really fancy hotel!

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#28

My First Woodworking Project. A Fire Rack To Display All Of My Hot Sauces!

My First Woodworking Project. A Fire Rack To Display All Of My Hot Sauces!

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Helen Haley
Community Member
3 months ago

That's fire.

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#29

This Will Go Down As One Of The Coolest Builds I’ve Ever Done. Wine Barrel Wine Cellar

This Will Go Down As One Of The Coolest Builds I’ve Ever Done. Wine Barrel Wine Cellar

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Znaya
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3 months ago

This is very cool, you can only go up from here! It has to be bigger and better 😀

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#30

My Mom Died From Cancer, But Before She Passed She Asked Me To Make Her Urn. We Would Jokingly Refer To It As Her Death Box. She Was A Strong Woman

My Mom Died From Cancer, But Before She Passed She Asked Me To Make Her Urn. We Would Jokingly Refer To It As Her Death Box. She Was A Strong Woman

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

Such a beautiful memorial for her!

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When you think of it, it’s never been easier to start woodworking. “Gone are the days where people became interested in woodworking because they watched their grandfather working in his shop.”

The sources on the internet for learning to work the wood are endless, and there is surely something for both beginners and already advanced wood artists.

#31

Made A Coffee Table. I Think The Proportions Are Perfect

Made A Coffee Table. I Think The Proportions Are Perfect

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Michelle Muirhead
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3 months ago

ha, ha>

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#32

End Grain Cutting Board Made From 157 Pieces Of Black Walnut, Birdseye Maple, And Padauk

End Grain Cutting Board Made From 157 Pieces Of Black Walnut, Birdseye Maple, And Padauk

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Again, display purposes only.

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#33

Girlfriend Wanted A 'My Secret Wood' Ring, So 10 Failed Rings Later, I Made One Just How I Pictured It

Girlfriend Wanted A 'My Secret Wood' Ring, So 10 Failed Rings Later, I Made One Just How I Pictured It

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Jamziee
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3 months ago (edited)

Dang, that's awesome! Looks so magical! This SHOULD BE HIGHER

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#34

First Attempts At LEGO Men. My Lab Is Showing Off Her Latest Creation Too

First Attempts At LEGO Men. My Lab Is Showing Off Her Latest Creation Too

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CATMONSTER2018
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3 months ago

Now im curious... Can you actually take them apart?

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#35

My 14-Year Old Son Built This Coffee Table For His Sister And Her Boyfriend As A Christmas Gift. It Measures 28” X 42” And Is Made Of Red Oak With Red Oak Stain And Polyurethane Finish

My 14-Year Old Son Built This Coffee Table For His Sister And Her Boyfriend As A Christmas Gift. It Measures 28” X 42” And Is Made Of Red Oak With Red Oak Stain And Polyurethane Finish

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Nash Nopper
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3 months ago

WOW!

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#36

Who Told My Wife That I Could Make A Hand-Carved Solid Maple Dresser Before The Baby Came?!? I Did It, But Wow That Was More Work Than I Thought It Would Be

Who Told My Wife That I Could Make A Hand-Carved Solid Maple Dresser Before The Baby Came?!? I Did It, But Wow That Was More Work Than I Thought It Would Be

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Mimi777
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3 months ago

I love the pattern.

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#37

I Made Three Colorful Sharks In Wood With Epoxy Resin, Matte Finish

I Made Three Colorful Sharks In Wood With Epoxy Resin, Matte Finish

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Yettichild
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3 months ago

I love the tails.

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#38

Walnut And Oak Bunk Beds

Walnut And Oak Bunk Beds

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Judy Dunlevy
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3 months ago

Love the stairs instead of a ladder

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#39

A Rare Look At The Hobbit As A Minimalist Movie Poster Made From 8 Different Woods. I’m Going On An Adventure!

A Rare Look At The Hobbit As A Minimalist Movie Poster Made From 8 Different Woods. I’m Going On An Adventure!

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eleni
Community Member
3 months ago

perfect!!! and the colours of the woods

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#40

Library I Did. There Are Many Leather Bound Books, And It Smells Of Rich Mahogany

Library I Did. There Are Many Leather Bound Books, And It Smells Of Rich Mahogany

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sturmwesen
Community Member
3 months ago

Why would one use tropic woods just to paint them white?

I Liquored On
Community Member
3 months ago

Its a quote from the movie Anchorman. I doubt he used mahogany.

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Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
3 months ago

Lovely library. NGL, I read "Library I did" in Yoda's voice 😄

Konpat
Community Member
3 months ago

My god, I'm jealous!

Neva Nevičica
Community Member
3 months ago

:desperately trying to sniff the picture:

Sandra
Community Member
3 months ago

Besides the white part ( wood is beautiful just the way it is) the library is gorgeous.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

If white it's more likely MDF.

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
2 months ago

Thumbs up.

Luuta
Community Member
2 months ago

I want those book shelves to slide aside to reveal a hidden room!

Amyah Labrèche-Docq
Community Member
2 months ago

Want!!!!!!!!

Brian D
Community Member
3 months ago

Books are so decorative, don't you agree?

White Paper Tsuru
Community Member
3 months ago

You know just how to sweet talk a bibliophile. Well done.

Sarah
Community Member
3 months ago

tHaT iS mAhOgAnY!! (from the hunger games)

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

So much coolness :D

Ericka Hokkanen
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous!!

Elma Young
Community Member
2 months ago

Love all the books

Faith Nicole
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2 months ago

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Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

I think I love you ...

Meg Klampfer
Community Member
2 months ago

The books are really captured in that fine work!

Cathy Carey
Community Member
2 months ago

You covered up mahogany with paint?! It's excellent work but still...

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
2 months ago

i love that its so classic and fancy!

Maripat Webber
Community Member
2 months ago

I want it.

Karen Kantor
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful.

Polly Culberson
Community Member
2 months ago

Absolutely love it!

mikedtw
Community Member
2 months ago

Bet your home value just jumped way up b/c of this!

Brenda Pereira
Community Member
2 months ago

Really beautiful and well done. But why would you paint mahogany? Almost seem sacrilege.

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 months ago

And I can see also law books up above, ducks, fishes, a man of multiple interests.

Donna Mayotte
Community Member
2 months ago

it’s nice to see bright bookshelves and nice lighting. Perks you up

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the lighting. Very elegant shelves.

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this. The lighting is the icing on the cake!!

Mickie Shea
Community Member
2 months ago

Good wood makes a grand statement

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful

April Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

Why paint them white??!!!!

Karen Blair
Community Member
2 months ago

Mahogany and it's painted???

Keley Babs
Community Member
2 months ago

Secret passage too? Or at least secret compartment?

Mili Del Rio
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous

Charissa Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
3 months ago

this is so beautiful it makes me want to cry

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
3 months ago

Scotch scotch scotch , I love scotch

Jojo Dancer
Community Member
3 months ago

It's kind of a big deal lol

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 months ago

I NEED this!

asdrubale
Community Member
3 months ago

why would one build a library to put fake books??

Kattie0530
Community Member
3 months ago

Imagine having all those books in a power outage. I wouldn't burn them, I'd probably freeze to death trying to see the simplistic but gorgeous way to this design

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#41

Finally Got Around To Finishing My First Real Desk, I’m Super Proud

Finally Got Around To Finishing My First Real Desk, I’m Super Proud

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Antonia
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3 months ago

pretty and practical !

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#42

Dresser I Made

Dresser I Made

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Judy Dunlevy
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3 months ago

One of a kind, beautiful workmanship

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#43

Boat I Made In My Garage. Plans Are From Glen-L Boat Plans. This Is The "Squirt" 10 Footer. Took Me 2 Years To Make. I Had A Blast Making It

Boat I Made In My Garage. Plans Are From Glen-L Boat Plans. This Is The "Squirt" 10 Footer. Took Me 2 Years To Make. I Had A Blast Making It

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Brigs
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, that is beautiful!

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#44

I Made An Inexpensive Desk

I Made An Inexpensive Desk

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Sandra
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg that looks just awsome!!!

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#45

My Attempt At The Mountain Napkin Holder. It's A Nice Project To Use Up Some Scraps

My Attempt At The Mountain Napkin Holder. It's A Nice Project To Use Up Some Scraps

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howohowo
Community Member
3 months ago

We need this in every restaurant

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#46

I Made A Walnut Coffee Bar

I Made A Walnut Coffee Bar

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

Now this I could use in my kitchen, but not for coffee LOL

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#47

I Made A 600 LED Programmable Infinity Mirror Coffee Table!

I Made A 600 LED Programmable Infinity Mirror Coffee Table!

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howohowo
Community Member
3 months ago

I need give me

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#48

1yr Later, Finally Finished My First Table

1yr Later, Finally Finished My First Table

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Anggi Santika
Community Member
3 months ago

And a baby

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#49

Rocket By Me

Rocket By Me

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
Community Member
3 months ago

OH. MY. GOD!!!

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#50

Tried My Hand At Woodworking And Made Some Dining Table Benches

Tried My Hand At Woodworking And Made Some Dining Table Benches

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howohowo
Community Member
3 months ago

I love that style

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