While the internet’s full of various creative groups and intriguing pages that capture your attention, some of these digital niches are so special and wondrous, you don’t ever want to leave. And the r/woodworking subreddit, with a whopping 3 million members and nearly 13 years of online presence, is one of those groups that keeps you loggging in.

The group is dedicated to everything and anything to do with woodworking and carpentry, whether the projects are done as a hobby or professionally. 

Grab your saws, axes, chisels, and sandpaper, dear Pandas—we’re about to groove our way deep into the wondrous world of working wood. Saw a project that you absolutely loved? Give the photo an upvote and go visit the subreddit to show your appreciation. PS—for some more DIY inspiration, check out Bored Panda’s earlier article about the r/woodworking right here.

#1

First Violin Is Finished!

First Violin Is Finished!

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John Montgomery
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! Very pretty!

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#2

What Is This And Where Do I Find The Plans?

What Is This And Where Do I Find The Plans?

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Genius!

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Imagine The Look On My Face When My Boss Said “You’ll Be Lead Carpenter On This Stair Job” When I Had Never Made A Single Tread Before. Lots Of Work By Lots Of People, I Can’t Take All The Credit, But Damn If I Didn’t Pour My Blood And Sweat Into This Staircase

Imagine The Look On My Face When My Boss Said “You’ll Be Lead Carpenter On This Stair Job” When I Had Never Made A Single Tread Before. Lots Of Work By Lots Of People, I Can’t Take All The Credit, But Damn If I Didn’t Pour My Blood And Sweat Into This Staircase

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Zaneta Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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If you’re like me, you might be itching to get into woodworking after staring at these cool projects (I especially loved the owl art piece, but what about you?). I gave it a go when I was little, but back then, I didn’t have the patience and willingness to fail to see my projects to the end.

While I personally know the most simple principles of working with wood (go with the grain, take your time, wear gloves, be careful with the electric saw, don’t expect to finish everything in a single day), they don’t even scratch the varnished surface. Like all skills, carpentry takes time and diligence to master. And the best way to learn is to get stuck in, instead of reading tips on the net.

#4

Vlad The Builder: Project #(We Lost Count)

Vlad The Builder: Project #(We Lost Count)

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

That smile just says he is proud as punch and so he should be.

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#5

Still Weaving As The Seasons Change.. So Close To Wrapping This On Up!

Still Weaving As The Seasons Change.. So Close To Wrapping This On Up!

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg, that is amazing.

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#6

I Restored The Circa 1910 Door In My Room To Its Original Glory! It Was Covered In 4 Layers Of Latex Paint And Very Crusty Varnish! This Is My First Woodworking Project (I'm 14) And I'm Going To Try To Restore Our Other Original Doors!

I Restored The Circa 1910 Door In My Room To Its Original Glory! It Was Covered In 4 Layers Of Latex Paint And Very Crusty Varnish! This Is My First Woodworking Project (I'm 14) And I'm Going To Try To Restore Our Other Original Doors!

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Super work! I owned a home that had much of the beautiful wood painted over. I restored it all!!! It's an incredible amount of labor. That grain looks fantastic! It's almost as if the door can " breathe" again.

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If you want to give woodworking a go, start off with a very simple, tiny project and see how you feel about it. After all, it’s best to give a new activity a go and check if you actually enjoy it before buying all of those expensive power tools. Instead, get some cheap and simple tools and some sandpaper to start things off.

Better yet, check your garage to see if there are any leftover tools from previous generations (just remember to oil them before using them so you don’t hurt yourself)) or even pop over to your DIY expert neighbor’s home to borrow theirs for a spell. You never know, they might even give you some great advice or even agree to help you out with the fundamentals.

#7

Carved An Owl, A Bit Different

Carved An Owl, A Bit Different

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow!!

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#8

Old Piano To Bookcase Using Lid As Back

Old Piano To Bookcase Using Lid As Back

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Sonja
Community Member
1 month ago

My father wanted something like that, buyed and old and not working piano, but the case was ..relatively in a good shape. the transport company left it outside. On a day with heavy rain, when nobody was at home. The case was totally destroyed, when father found out.

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#9

Bunk Beds I Built For Grandchildren

Bunk Beds I Built For Grandchildren

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

You've created a unique piece that is crafted well enough to become a family heirloom. Excellent work!

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The ‘Woodworking’ subreddit will be celebrating its 13th birthday on August 27, so if you enjoyed these photos or you’re a woodworking enthusiast yourself, consider joining the subreddit or at least popping in and saying a quick ‘hello there.’

Earlier, my colleague Liucija had a chat with one of r/woodworking’s main moderators, Joseph aka Joelav. He told Bored Panda that the online group was created as a “place for woodworking redditors to get together and exchange ideas, techniques, advice, and projects.”

#10

Recently Finished Up This Sculpture, Will Be Raffling It Off Soon To Raise Money For St. Louis Children’s Heart Center!

Recently Finished Up This Sculpture, Will Be Raffling It Off Soon To Raise Money For St. Louis Children’s Heart Center!

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Truly, incredible sculpture for a fabulous cause.

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#11

When You Tell Your Retired Cabinet Building Father In-Law That The Guys From Home Depot Said No To What I Wanted Designed For My Kitchen. He Said “Meet Me In My Shop”

When You Tell Your Retired Cabinet Building Father In-Law That The Guys From Home Depot Said No To What I Wanted Designed For My Kitchen. He Said “Meet Me In My Shop”

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Catlady6000
Community Member
1 month ago

That is going to be awesome when it's finished

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#12

Milo's Treat Box. It's A Box. For Treats. For Milo

Milo's Treat Box. It's A Box. For Treats. For Milo

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

box is empty, Milo must be pissed :D

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Back in February, the community had 2.7 million members and has gained an additional 300k in the months since then. It really has “grown from humble roots” and is now visited roughly a quarter of a million times each and every day. That’s the sort of popularity that you can’t get without quality content, so it goes to show that the subreddit is built on solid foundations.

#13

Built Some Stairs Down To The Ocean, And A Drinking Spot Half Way Down

Built Some Stairs Down To The Ocean, And A Drinking Spot Half Way Down

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

Heaven will be like this

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#14

One Of My First Few Epoxy And Wood Working Projects. What Do You Think?

One Of My First Few Epoxy And Wood Working Projects. What Do You Think?

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leia's emotional cupcake
Community Member
1 month ago

That is so cool!

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#15

I Bought Myself A Tablesaw And To Test It, I Built This Little Birdhouse. Many Lessons Learned With This Fun Little Project

I Bought Myself A Tablesaw And To Test It, I Built This Little Birdhouse. Many Lessons Learned With This Fun Little Project

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Thomas Stead
Community Member
1 month ago

wow

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The core rule that the entire r/woodworking community is built around is originality of content: people can only share the things and projects that they made themselves, they can’t just post random cool things they found while searching the net or saw IRL. “This keeps our content original and organic,” Joseph told Bored Panda earlier.

#16

My Latest Piece Made From Clear Cedar Scraps From A Deck We Built Not Long Ago. A Little V-Day Gift For My Wife

My Latest Piece Made From Clear Cedar Scraps From A Deck We Built Not Long Ago. A Little V-Day Gift For My Wife

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Birgit M
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, that‘s brilliant!

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#17

Finished My First Cutting Board! 14.5" By 20" By 1.6". Inspired By The Works Of Mc Escher

Finished My First Cutting Board! 14.5" By 20" By 1.6". Inspired By The Works Of Mc Escher

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Zaneta Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

I love Escher! Best cutting board ever!

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#18

My Friend And I Wanted A Boat So We Built One. Nothing Fancy But We Enjoyed Having To Forge Out Rib Supports, Bend Planks, Collect Sap To Make Pitch, And Do A Few Other Interesting Things

My Friend And I Wanted A Boat So We Built One. Nothing Fancy But We Enjoyed Having To Forge Out Rib Supports, Bend Planks, Collect Sap To Make Pitch, And Do A Few Other Interesting Things

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Wish I had a friend I could build boats with. Take picnics on the river like Ratty and Mole.

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#19

I Built This Ceiling Lamp Out Of Oak

I Built This Ceiling Lamp Out Of Oak

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
1 month ago

I adore this.

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#20

Viking Style Chest I Made For My Wife. The Carvings Are Inspired By The Carvings Found On The Oseberg Ship

Viking Style Chest I Made For My Wife. The Carvings Are Inspired By The Carvings Found On The Oseberg Ship

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

You have incredible skills!!! Just... wow!

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#21

Marvel Mayhem. Made From Different Woods. All Natural-No Stains Or Dyes. Collaboration With Tom Whalen. 3’x2’

Marvel Mayhem. Made From Different Woods. All Natural-No Stains Or Dyes. Collaboration With Tom Whalen. 3’x2’

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Dhukath
Community Member
1 month ago

That's amazing, personally I didn't realise there were that many different colours of natural wood!

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#22

I Make Custom Lighting From Bent Ash/Oak - Here Is A Piece I Completed A Couple Weeks Back

I Make Custom Lighting From Bent Ash/Oak - Here Is A Piece I Completed A Couple Weeks Back

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Ivo H
Community Member
1 month ago

This is absolutely stunning!

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#23

I Know Epoxy Tables Can Sometimes Get A Bad Rap, But I'm Really Proud Of How This Black Walnut & Black Epoxy Coffee Table I Made Turned Out

I Know Epoxy Tables Can Sometimes Get A Bad Rap, But I'm Really Proud Of How This Black Walnut & Black Epoxy Coffee Table I Made Turned Out

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John Montgomery
Community Member
1 month ago

Why would those get a bad rap? It's beautiful.

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#24

My Son And I Have Recently Started To Make Robots Together

My Son And I Have Recently Started To Make Robots Together

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

A memory for you and your son to treasure.

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#25

Secret Room Tardis. Our Son Always Wanted A Secret Room So I Built Him This Dr Who Tardis. It’s Bigger On The Inside!

Secret Room Tardis. Our Son Always Wanted A Secret Room So I Built Him This Dr Who Tardis. It’s Bigger On The Inside!

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Mark Stewart
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh I am so, so jealous.

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#26

Brass, Oak, And Shou-Sugi Sideboard

Brass, Oak, And Shou-Sugi Sideboard

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! I love this so much.

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#27

Just A Girl With Her First Woodworking Project Ever! Now We Have Some Spoiled Chickens

Just A Girl With Her First Woodworking Project Ever! Now We Have Some Spoiled Chickens

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

The most stylish and sturdy chicken coop that I've ever seen! I have seen many. Eggcelent woodworking!

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#28

I Carved This Portrait Pipe Out Of Briar Wood

I Carved This Portrait Pipe Out Of Briar Wood

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Whaaaaaaat?!?! Carved :-o

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#29

A Little Under Cabinet Spice Drawer I Built. So Satisfying And It Really Makes Finding The Right Spice A Breeze

A Little Under Cabinet Spice Drawer I Built. So Satisfying And It Really Makes Finding The Right Spice A Breeze

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Lori Ashley
Community Member
1 month ago

Good idea. I totally need one of those!!

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#30

Posted This Awhile Back Before It Was Done. Got A Few Requests To See It Completed With Books Of It, So Here It Is!

Posted This Awhile Back Before It Was Done. Got A Few Requests To See It Completed With Books Of It, So Here It Is!

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mcborge1
Community Member
1 month ago

The tree of knowledge.

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#31

Beside The Garden Wall...

Beside The Garden Wall...

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 month ago

I really love this bench.

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#32

Reef Coffee Table

Reef Coffee Table

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Vero
Community Member
1 month ago

this is beautifull

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#33

Hope You All Like This Kumiko Lamp I've Been Working On - Hand Tools Only With My Tiny Workbench

Hope You All Like This Kumiko Lamp I've Been Working On - Hand Tools Only With My Tiny Workbench

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Mimi M
Community Member
1 month ago

Perfection.

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#34

Surprised My Mom With New Pantry Cabinets While She Was Out Of Town

Surprised My Mom With New Pantry Cabinets While She Was Out Of Town

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

What an awesome surprise! It looks like a dream pantry.

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#35

Made A Guitar Out Of 45 Old Skateboard Decks. Turned Out Pretty Cool I Think

Made A Guitar Out Of 45 Old Skateboard Decks. Turned Out Pretty Cool I Think

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

"pretty cool" ??? seriously ??? it's amazing !!!

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#36

Under Stairs Pandemic Project - Update - Mostly Conplete

Under Stairs Pandemic Project - Update - Mostly Conplete

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A B C
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww, what a missed opportunity of epic proportions to not build a cave for the doggo.

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#37

I Built This Chaise Lounge For My Wife

I Built This Chaise Lounge For My Wife

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BensMom
Community Member
1 month ago

This chaise longue is beautifully made and should be higher in this listing.

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#38

A Chair I Made Last Year That I Need To Find A Home For!

A Chair I Made Last Year That I Need To Find A Home For!

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

I reckon Tony Hawk would love this

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#39

A Pile Of Logs I Stacked A Few Years Ago

A Pile Of Logs I Stacked A Few Years Ago

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Understatement! Like Michael Angelo saying,"I painted a little". So humble. It's gorgeous!!!!

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#40

A Recent Pool Table We Built

A Recent Pool Table We Built

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! What a statement piece!

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#41

I Drove Across The USA Visiting A Sawmill In Every State And Made A Map Of Local Woods! (Info On The Woods In Comments)

I Drove Across The USA Visiting A Sawmill In Every State And Made A Map Of Local Woods! (Info On The Woods In Comments)

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grotesqueer
Community Member
1 month ago

That'd be perfect deco for a class room/hallway of a carpentry school!

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#42

Built This For My Wife. I’m Jobless Due To Covid, She Posted A Pic And I Started Getting Orders, Guess I’m A Woodworker Now

Built This For My Wife. I’m Jobless Due To Covid, She Posted A Pic And I Started Getting Orders, Guess I’m A Woodworker Now

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Smart wife. Great piece of woodworking!

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#43

I Put My (Purple) Heart Into This Box. Engagement Ring For My (Soon-To-Be) Fiancée I’ve Been With For Three Years. Wish Me Luck

I Put My (Purple) Heart Into This Box. Engagement Ring For My (Soon-To-Be) Fiancée I’ve Been With For Three Years. Wish Me Luck

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Lori Ashley
Community Member
1 month ago

That is so unique and beautiful. Good luck!!

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#44

Another Jewellery Box I Made. Made From Maple Wood, And The Interior Is Yellow Velvet

Another Jewellery Box I Made. Made From Maple Wood, And The Interior Is Yellow Velvet

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
1 month ago

That carving is splendid.

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#45

Threw My Best Friends A Baby Shower Today And Surprised Them With These. Tears All Around

Threw My Best Friends A Baby Shower Today And Surprised Them With These. Tears All Around

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Excellent gift that they will always treasure and use!

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#46

My End Grain Chessboard And Table Saw/Miter Saw Pieces. Thanks For Looking!

My End Grain Chessboard And Table Saw/Miter Saw Pieces. Thanks For Looking!

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Foodie panda
Community Member
1 month ago

i love the geometrical design!!

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#47

Stressful Joint!

Stressful Joint!

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

Masterful joinery!

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#48

5 Eleven Foot Posts I Turned On My Circa 1850 Lathe. Had To Cut One In Half The Long Way Too

5 Eleven Foot Posts I Turned On My Circa 1850 Lathe. Had To Cut One In Half The Long Way Too

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

They MADE that porch! Wow!

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#49

Ended Up Making 5 Of Them

Ended Up Making 5 Of Them

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AdoptALLtheKitties
Community Member
1 month ago

It's impressive! So much nicer than the ugly metal stands. You produce beautiful display units!!!

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#50

Chicken Coop I Made From All Recycled Materials

Chicken Coop I Made From All Recycled Materials

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 month ago

Very clever well done

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