Let’s take a moment to appreciate our hands, shall we? Hold them up and take a good look — these complex evolutionary wonders are two incredible tools we have attached to our bodies. What our minds dream up, our hands can do, giving us opportunities to consistently create new and exciting goods.

Take woodworking, for example. Enthusiasts come up with the most meticulous designs and trust their steady hands that every detail will be carried out with precision, care, and passion. Many people who devote time to master this craft are no strangers to the touch of raw wood and the feeling of thread-thin streams of sawdust running through their fingers. Once they grasp how fulfilling, relaxing, and inspiring this activity is, they never look back.

So let us introduce you to the "Amazing Woodworking" Facebook page. With their magic touch, talented craftsmen keep sharing unique and impressive projects they're extremely proud of, and it’s easy to see why. We at Bored Panda have scoured the page and selected some of the best examples, so be sure to upvote your favorite ones! And if you’re looking for even more artistic pieces made out of wood, check out our earlier publications here and right here.

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cloudninejen
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2 months ago

OMG yesss! Always wanted a tub like this! How can I upvote a bajillion more times?

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cloudninejen
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2 months ago

I can't... I can't even... I cannot even begin to express how amazing this is! I don't have the vocabulary!

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Ever since the 'Amazing Woodworking' project appeared on Facebook, it has invited woodworking enthusiasts from far and wide to share their impressive projects. Plus, it has amassed over 1.1 million fans along the way. The founder of this community, trainer, educator, and master craftsman John Rowe, started this project to share his passion for the craft. He is also the founder of the WoodPlansFree.com site, where he offers free plans and advice to aspiring crafters.

Apparently, Rowe created the site because most of the plans that woodworking aficionados collect from magazines or books are shoddy, incomplete, and "will leave you with more questions than answers." Throughout his career, he felt frustrated about his students ending up with half-finished goods, so he decided to solve his problem. "These plans are an accumulation of my 40 years of woodworking experience and know-how," the educator wrote. This way, he offers people a chance to absorb knowledge and build stunning new projects.

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Elvira Dirge
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2 months ago (edited)

I would live in this.

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Very hobbity, I love it!

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Rowe also opened up about how he picked up power tools and fell in love with this fulfilling activity. "I started learning woodworking from my granddad when I was 11 and I've never stopped since. He taught me everything I knew and together, we built all the furniture around the house. Many of the projects we've built are still present in my house," he revealed on his website.

"Woodworking has been a career and a passion for me and I consider myself fortunate to be doing what I love for a living," Rowe said, adding that nowadays he also runs a workshop conducting classes and creates custom projects for clients. "This site serves as a 'journal' as well as a 'giveaway' for all the plans and knowledge I've amassed throughout my life," he explained that it would be a waste for him to keep his knowledge and expertise to himself.

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Elvira Dirge
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2 months ago

It gives us so much more room for activities!

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cloudninejen
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2 months ago

Is this really real? Because WOW.

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To learn more about woodworking and how fulfilling this recreational activity is, we reached out to Gary Rogowski, founder of The Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon, and author of Handmade, Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. He told Bored Panda that woodworking is his life, passion, hobby, and a way of living and surviving in the world.

"It is both an elixir and an irritant. It is as necessary for me now to interpret the world through my hands at the bench as it is to read and hear the world’s revolving bad news. Woodworking is my method of relaxation and my greatest source of frustration. It is simple, elemental, and seemingly a small world that once you enter grows into an enormous place to explore," Rogowski said, adding that he started around 40-plus years ago and yet still has so much more to learn.

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Lemonclouds20
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2 months ago

Pooh bears honey

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Amazing sculpted horse staircase by Jop van Driel!

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Turt_Le
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2 months ago

All that effort, it's an amazing sculpture, but I'm a tad disappointed it's not a unicorn

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xL3af
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2 months ago

i feel like it would lead to a giant library…

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The teacher and builder of fine furniture explained that when a project goes well, woodworking is as soothing and rewarding as so many people say it is. "It is the best feeling in the world," he added. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case. As Rogowski explains in his podcast called The Joy of Gluing, some things in this craft are far from relaxing, and a glue-up "can summon anxiety like skidding on black ice on the highway."

"I had a student once, former military, and he told me that it was easier for him to sit in some foxholes in a firefight than it was for him to glue up a complicated piece," he continued. Although the stakes do not seem as enormous, you may be ruining weeks of work. "This is why one apologizes to one's helper if they are unlucky enough to be with you during a glue-up."

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Abhinc
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2 months ago (edited)

Spiral staircase in Lednice castle in South Moravia, Czech Republic, part of the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage list https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/763/ It was created by the Viennese joinery firm of Karl Leister during the neo-Gothic reconstruction of the castle and was carved from a single tree in 1851.

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Elvira Dirge
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2 months ago

Wow! That's talent.

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Carved seesaw for kids by Dimitry Ramushkevich

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2 months ago

Getting LOTR vibes from this

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However, it’s hard to deny that creating something with your own two hands is extremely satisfying. Crafting things out of wood brings forth plenty of mental and physical benefits too, like a healthier body, lowered stress levels, and countless opportunities to express your creativity. For Rogowski, it is the sense of control that is appealing.

"First, I have to have my tools spread out exactly where I can find them. Then, I have to have knowledge of the technique I am about to reproduce. I may have an inkling of what success looks like but it can be elusive and feel more like a limp to the finish line than a triumph with horns trumpeting in the background. And yet, I am lost without being able to build," he told Bored Panda.

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Hand made rocking chair carved from one chunk of wood!

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Ronit Mohan
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2 months ago

It ROCKS!

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xL3af
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2 months ago

ok this has to be one of the coolest treehouses i’ve ever seen

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By Aleksandr Borzov

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Tamra
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2 months ago

This is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen.

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"If you are a woodworker, I know who you are," Rogowski said. "Woodworkers love tools. We love to get our hands on them, tune them, make them sharp so they can perform magic for us. We love to display them so we can stare at them like trophies but these trophies also carry stories inside. This is what I can do if only the hands holding me can figure it out." The teacher also added that craftsmen simply need to know where everything is in their shop. "Control of their universe is so important because the world is such a crazy place. This is critical to our mental health."

Moreover, woodworkers are problem solvers. Even if you don’t consider yourself a generally innovative person, this craft requires you to consistently think of new ways to carve wood to achieve the desired result. You will need to think outside the box and begin to see solutions where other people see only issues.

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Elvira Dirge
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2 months ago

I'm gonna need some dolls stat.

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Kayjunmoon
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2 months ago

Really like this for imagination and practicality.

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Jennifer Casey
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2 months ago

OmLord! So beautiful. I would build my home around that. Marry a man that works with wood. From building a home, to beautifying every inch of it, inside and out with his hands, wood and copper.

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Woodworkers love to figure out a way to make something work, Rogowski noted. "I had a new student who was an old teaching doctor of surgery at a large hospital in my city. He told me that he never knew how much woodworking was like surgery. I had to say: Neither did I. But what he said next made perfect sense. Woodworking and surgery put you into situations you have to get out of. You have to figure out how you correct your mistake and then how never to get back into that spot again," he recounted.

"Finally, the reason we love to be in the shop working at the bench is so that we need to talk with ourselves. This conversation may be the best one we have all day long. It is restorative, regular, and barely remunerative." Putting your mind on a project helps you relax and unwind from the pressures you may have in your personal life. It keeps your mind sharp and maintains an overall healthy mental wellbeing. "I tell my students that woodworking is a terrible way to make a living. It is a great way to live."

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cloudninejen
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2 months ago

What?! But... how?!

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Wow!

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Stephen Smith
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2 months ago

My garden birds have to put up with a much simpler bird table :(

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If you’re considering picking up woodworking as a hobby, Rogowski mentioned that once you find something you enjoy doing at the bench — whether it’s planing wood, carving, creating, or setting intricate inlay — time will disappear. "You will enter that state of flow where the world goes away, the work in front of you consumes all your attention, and this effort is as fulfilling as anything you do on that day. It is exhausting and restorative at one and the same time."

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Yayheterogeneity
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2 months ago (edited)

Galadriel came for a visit?

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Kayjunmoon
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2 months ago

Overwhelming for me.

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Chase Urso
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2 months ago

Imagine how cool it would be if the chairs fit into the puzzle

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Woodworking has given Rogowski more than he ever thought. This age-old skill forced him to slow down, pushed him to think in different ways, and, ultimately, learn how to forgive himself. According to him, this is the hardest skill to master.

"My ability to screw things up can be impressive. But to recognize that the new mistake is not actually as big as the room as it first seems. If I can walk outside and walk around for a few minutes, when I return the problem has shrunk down to its normal size, I have come up with a solution, and you will never know it’s there unless I point it out to you. God and I know of all of these errors in my work, and since she stays mum on the subject, so do I," he concluded.

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Onion Cutting Ninja
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2 months ago

Something about this is just so satifying

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xL3af
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2 months ago

the branches are so intricate

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cloudninejen
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2 months ago

I would be proud to own this.

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Laura Watts
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2 months ago

Looks like the chair is petting the dragons - there's a good fire puppe

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Lady Goldberry
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2 months ago

Did you hear about the wooden tractor with the wooden engines, wooden wheels and wooden seats? It wooden go..

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Ian Grant
I made this rocking horse from plywood. laminate the sheets together

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Mir Adwari
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2 months ago

Gorgeous! What child wouldn't be thrilled? Hell, I'd be thrilled!

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From Steven Kniess : I built this from a tree that blew over in my back yard

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xL3af
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2 months ago

i always love tables like this

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Maggie
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2 months ago

Waiting for The porridge to cool

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Pretty-looking rocking chair by Kevin DesPlanques

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Lyone Fein
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2 months ago

Wow

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Sonja
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2 months ago

Hope the tree was dead before he did that...

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Yayheterogeneity
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2 months ago

It's almost too much for me.

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Gorgeous wooden bed by Colin Ritchie

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kim morris
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2 months ago

Just no. As the person who makes the beds in this house, you know how awful it's going to be to get those sheets tucked? Every one of these 'fancy' beds. Those 'treehouse' bunk beds, like the one above. Just horror stories of bed-making.

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Marek Yanchurak
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2 months ago

I can't help but think a mirror should be set in there.

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Sonja
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2 months ago

I wouldn't like to clean it, but it is an amazing work.

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Shyla Clay
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2 months ago

Hey, Treebeard.

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Onion Cutting Ninja
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2 months ago

It looks like it was all seperate pieces and somone put them together... can someone confirm?

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