My grandfather built his house not far away from his mother's log home. When she died, he converted hers into a wood workshop. I remember going there as a child; the place seemed like another world to me. Inside, there were stacks and stacks of tools, some big, some small, and you could always smell warm and earthy scents. A birch chair in one corner, an almost finished oak table in the other. It was so peaceful.

It had been a while since I immersed myself into these memories, but as soon as I saw the subreddit r/WoodWorking, they all came rushing back to me.

This online community is dedicated to "furniture, toys, tools, wood, glue, and anything else that has to do with woodworking as a hobby or profession," and I have to say, its members are really, really skilled. Not as much as my grandad, of course, but almost. Continue scrolling to check out their best projects and fire up Bored Panda's earlier posts on the subreddit here and here.

#1

Beautiful Project I've Been Working On For A Few Months. Thought Everyone Here Would Like To See!

Beautiful Project I've Been Working On For A Few Months. Thought Everyone Here Would Like To See!

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JustAPanda
Community Member
9 months ago

Damn. That is innovative

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#2

Dare I Say... The "Neverending Fence" Is Complete!

Dare I Say... The "Neverending Fence" Is Complete!

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago

I desperately want this fence! It is so beautiful and after a while the insects and birds will love it too. Oh and hedgehogs too.

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Reddit user u/magicalstickbending is one of the people whose ability you can see in the list. But for this article, let's refer to him by his real name, Justin Roberts. He created the 'Neverending Fence.'

We managed to contact Justin and he was kind enough to have a little chat with us. "Woodworking is a way of life for me," the man told Bored Panda. "10 years ago, I had the idea of making my oldest child's Easter basket. After Easter, we would plant the basket and turn it back into a tree. With willow it's a renewable plant and one can just stick it in the ground and it will grow, you can also harvest the same plant for up to 28 years. This is what appealed to me the most, living as close to the earth and its rhythm as possible. I have been working with green wood 7 to 5 days a week for 10 years now."

#3

Longship Cradle I Made For My First Grandchild Is Complete

Longship Cradle I Made For My First Grandchild Is Complete

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
9 months ago

Please let me make the little bud a Viking outfit to match!

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#4

Owner Wanted To Cut Down The Tree For The Deck, But I Talked Him Into Building A Bench Around It Instead. I Think It Turned Out Nice And Saved The Tree

Owner Wanted To Cut Down The Tree For The Deck, But I Talked Him Into Building A Bench Around It Instead. I Think It Turned Out Nice And Saved The Tree

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Lyuben Petkov
Community Member
9 months ago

having a thick shade over the bench is a good option

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#5

Reflections Of Perspective 150x90cm Complete. An Artdeco Inspired Piece

Reflections Of Perspective 150x90cm Complete. An Artdeco Inspired Piece

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Christa-Mari Bentham
Community Member
9 months ago

I LOVE this!!!!!

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The 'Neverending Fence' was actually a commission with permission to play. So Justin did. "We made a metal frame for the arch and reused the previous fencepost, wrapping them with 14-gauge wire," the woodworker said. "Then it was harvesting willow saplings by the roadside and weaving them one at a time. It took about 700 hours or so from start to finish."

"This subreddit is an amazing place to talk everything woodworking. I did not know about Reddit until someone stole photos of my work and tried to say they made it. I woke up one morning with messages in my inbox on another platform saying 'Dude, you are on the front page of Reddit!' so I made an account to reclaim my work."

For more cool pieces similar to the internet-famous fence, check out Justin's website Walk the Willow.

#6

Got My First Display In A Local Store!

Got My First Display In A Local Store!

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Kathi Schäffer
Community Member
9 months ago

Congratulations 💐

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#7

Due To The High Cost Of Wood, I Decided To Make A Play House Entirely Out Of Free Pallets And Free Roofing

Due To The High Cost Of Wood, I Decided To Make A Play House Entirely Out Of Free Pallets And Free Roofing

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

This is amazing! and I know how difficult it is to break pallets down; they are tough!

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#8

Carved A Rope And Knot From Basswood

Carved A Rope And Knot From Basswood

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
9 months ago

No way ...

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#9

It's Far From Perfect And Not Finished Yet, But I'm Really Trying To Make My Parents' Porch Look Better

It's Far From Perfect And Not Finished Yet, But I'm Really Trying To Make My Parents' Porch Look Better

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago

Mission accomplished.

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For an earlier article on r/WoodWorking, Bored Panda also reached out to one of its moderators, Joseph, and he told us that the subreddit was founded in 2008 as a place for Redditors to exchange ideas, techniques, advice, and projects.

Now, it has grown into a 3.2-million-member community and is visited about 250,000 times per day. 

There's one key rule that makes this subreddit unique and it's that people are only allowed to share things they have created themselves. "This keeps our content original and organic," Joseph explained. So every incredible piece you see in this list was put together by a member of the sub.

However, the moderator team reminded us that woodworking, no matter how cool it may be, is not just fun and games and one must never forget to keep themself safe. See this post as “a reminder for the shop that accidents happen.”

#10

I Made This Orca Music Box

I Made This Orca Music Box

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
9 months ago

there is a video of this moving https://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking/comments/omuzyu/orca_music_box_with_sound/

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#11

I Carved A Tiny Maple Owl

I Carved A Tiny Maple Owl

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

too cute!

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Whether you are learning a new language or how to drive a car, increasing your skill set is valuable on a multitude of levels. Woodworking is no exception. It can benefit both the creator and those around them, so if you're looking for a new hobby, why not give it a go? Maybe you'll end up loving it.

It's something that can be applied however you see fit. Woodworking can be a source of relaxation and even revenue if you get good at it. Many people love custom, high-quality furniture, appliances, and artwork, so don't worry about not having a market for your creations.

Also, by building wooden objects from scratch, you'll begin to understand how things are made. This knowledge can save you money on home repairs, which can be quite expensive. Instead of paying someone else, you'll be able to take pride in looking after your household!

#12

Wayfair Said The Outdoor Sofa Wouldn’t Arrive Until September, So I Took Matters Into My Own Hands. I Found Simple Plans On Youtube. This Was My First Time Ever Using A Saw…

Wayfair Said The Outdoor Sofa Wouldn’t Arrive Until September, So I Took Matters Into My Own Hands. I Found Simple Plans On Youtube. This Was My First Time Ever Using A Saw…

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

This is beautiful, you may have found your calling.

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#13

We Just Finished Up Rapunzels Tower And Cottage Playhouse. Next Up A Bit Of Landscaping

We Just Finished Up Rapunzels Tower And Cottage Playhouse. Next Up A Bit Of Landscaping

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

this is fantastic. I hope children love it!

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#14

Just Finished This Jewelry Box For My Grandma. Made Mainly Of Oak From The Stairs Of Her Old House

Just Finished This Jewelry Box For My Grandma. Made Mainly Of Oak From The Stairs Of Her Old House

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
9 months ago

That is the kindest form of recycling.

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#15

Nightlight I Made For My Wife. Why Buy One For $3.99 When You Can Make One For 30 Bucks And 10 Hours In The Shop?

Nightlight I Made For My Wife. Why Buy One For $3.99 When You Can Make One For 30 Bucks And 10 Hours In The Shop?

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
9 months ago

That is so true ...

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#16

Me - Carving Epic Fighting Scene: Goku vs. Vegeta - Out Of Wood

Me - Carving Epic Fighting Scene: Goku vs. Vegeta - Out Of Wood

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

This is insane! You should put this under glass when finished.

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#17

Salvaged Wood, Hollow-Frame 7’2”surfboard

Salvaged Wood, Hollow-Frame 7’2”surfboard

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Ika Sugatan
Community Member
9 months ago

Just WOW

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#18

Finally I Can Show Off My Final Project Of My Apprenticeship

Finally I Can Show Off My Final Project Of My Apprenticeship

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Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Oh, what a beauty! The 50’s are back!

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#19

My Finished Journeyman's Piece. A Desk Made From Walnut And Ash With A Computer Inside

My Finished Journeyman's Piece. A Desk Made From Walnut And Ash With A Computer Inside

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

This is absolutely beautiful.

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#20

I’m A Beginner, This Is My First Time Not Half-Assing Out Of Frustration

I’m A Beginner, This Is My First Time Not Half-Assing Out Of Frustration

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TheDivineMsM
Community Member
9 months ago

Corgi approved

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#21

Finished Oak Desk Area For A Local School Library

Finished Oak Desk Area For A Local School Library

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

That is beautiful!... What's a library? LOL

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#22

Rocking Tauntaun. Poplar And Red Oak. It Was A Fun One

Rocking Tauntaun. Poplar And Red Oak. It Was A Fun One

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

Too cute!

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#23

Solid Walnut Dining Table I Made

Solid Walnut Dining Table I Made

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

i would fight family members for this table.

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#24

Thanks To You All, And Your Massive Love For My First Piece, I’ve Stuck With It. I’ve Refined My Process,so I Bit The Bullet And Built One Out Of Walnut

Thanks To You All, And Your Massive Love For My First Piece, I’ve Stuck With It. I’ve Refined My Process,so I Bit The Bullet And Built One Out Of Walnut

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Lucky
Community Member
9 months ago

WOW!

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#25

'Piggy'-Bank I Made For My Son

'Piggy'-Bank I Made For My Son

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Beta
Community Member
9 months ago

So cool

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#26

Career Change! Wish I Would Of Done It Sooner. After A Year Of Being An Apprentice In A Cabinet Shop, This Is My Big Project On My Own. From Design To Build To Finishing

Career Change! Wish I Would Of Done It Sooner. After A Year Of Being An Apprentice In A Cabinet Shop, This Is My Big Project On My Own. From Design To Build To Finishing

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Auntriarch
Community Member
9 months ago

If I had nothing else in my house I would be happy!

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#27

Trust The Process

Trust The Process

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Lyuben Petkov
Community Member
9 months ago

This should be in the middle of the room - just to appreciate the curves and the trowing shadows

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#28

African Mahogany + White Cord Entry Way Bench

African Mahogany + White Cord Entry Way Bench

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Sharon Marcus Geller
Community Member
9 months ago

This is extraordinary, looks store bought, I would buy this

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#29

DIY Pandemic Playhouse W/ Outdoor Movies

DIY Pandemic Playhouse W/ Outdoor Movies

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Nannychachi
Community Member
9 months ago

And I thought the tv on our porch made us fancy. We're beat. Lol

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#30

I Built A Screened In Porch On The Backside Of My Cabin

I Built A Screened In Porch On The Backside Of My Cabin

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago

Nice and so is the view.

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#31

I Carved A Trefoil Knot Out Of A Solid Piece Of Cherry

I Carved A Trefoil Knot Out Of A Solid Piece Of Cherry

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh Wow! Nice!

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#32

First Project! Sofa Arm Tray With A Slot For The Phone And A Little Gap For A Glass/Cup. Made Of Laminated Bamboo Wood And A Strip Of Recycled Beech Wood In The Miter Joint. Looks Simple But Has Some Complex Details

First Project! Sofa Arm Tray With A Slot For The Phone And A Little Gap For A Glass/Cup. Made Of Laminated Bamboo Wood And A Strip Of Recycled Beech Wood In The Miter Joint. Looks Simple But Has Some Complex Details

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Tuna Fish
Community Member
9 months ago

It may look simple but is probably the most useful thing. I want one now.

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#33

I Designed And Built This 4' Plant Shelf Myself; Curly And Hard Maple, With Maple Plywood Parts

I Designed And Built This 4' Plant Shelf Myself; Curly And Hard Maple, With Maple Plywood Parts

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

This is beautiful!

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#34

Covid Project

Covid Project

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Francis
Community Member
9 months ago

geesh this is satisfying!

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#35

I Don't Do Many Out Door Showers As A Cabinet Maker, But When One Of Your Good Customers Says Cost Is No Issue, I Try My Best

I Don't Do Many Out Door Showers As A Cabinet Maker, But When One Of Your Good Customers Says Cost Is No Issue, I Try My Best

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

Bravo!

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#36

The House Isn't Much But I Am Pretty Proud Of This Porch I Built. Red Cedar And More Than A Couple Grks

The House Isn't Much But I Am Pretty Proud Of This Porch I Built. Red Cedar And More Than A Couple Grks

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Jan Moore
Community Member
9 months ago

Beautiful! Can you come redo our deck or something like it to go with a Tudor design?

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#37

I Made This For My Girlfriend And I'm Really Proud, Not Gonna Lie. 24"X48" With Rings For Holding Potted Plants

I Made This For My Girlfriend And I'm Really Proud, Not Gonna Lie. 24"X48" With Rings For Holding Potted Plants

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago

She's lucky.

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#38

Finished Two Of These Bad Oscars A Couple Weeks Ago. Floating Bedside Tables In Walnut With New Guinea Walnut Pulls. Finished With Osmo

Finished Two Of These Bad Oscars A Couple Weeks Ago. Floating Bedside Tables In Walnut With New Guinea Walnut Pulls. Finished With Osmo

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Auntriarch
Community Member
9 months ago

Elegant simplicity

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#39

Took A Couple Woodworking Classes 10 Years Ago And Getting Back Into It Now. Of Course I Was Commissioned To Make An Engagement Ring Box For My Bil. Made It Out Of Wenge. What I Lack In Skill I Make Up For With Unearned Confidence

Took A Couple Woodworking Classes 10 Years Ago And Getting Back Into It Now. Of Course I Was Commissioned To Make An Engagement Ring Box For My Bil. Made It Out Of Wenge. What I Lack In Skill I Make Up For With Unearned Confidence

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
9 months ago

To quote Pippi Longstocking: "I've never done it before so I'm sure I can do it."

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#40

Just Had Our Second Kid So I Lost My Office. Made This Murphy Style Desk To Save Space In Our Bedroom. It’s Made From Cherry That I Milled Myself With An Alaskan Mill From A Tree In My Dads Yard That Fell About A Year Ago

Just Had Our Second Kid So I Lost My Office. Made This Murphy Style Desk To Save Space In Our Bedroom. It’s Made From Cherry That I Milled Myself With An Alaskan Mill From A Tree In My Dads Yard That Fell About A Year Ago

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
9 months ago

those dovetailed joints are awesome

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#41

What Do Y'all Think Of This Serving Tray I Made?

What Do Y'all Think Of This Serving Tray I Made?

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Christa-Mari Bentham
Community Member
9 months ago

I love it, wish it was mine!!

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#42

My Dad And I Built This Stuff Years Ago. I’m Housesitting Now For My Parents While My Dad Awaits A New Liver, So Naturally I’m Sitting On The Floor, In Tears, Photographing Everything More Chairs To Make, Dad

My Dad And I Built This Stuff Years Ago. I’m Housesitting Now For My Parents While My Dad Awaits A New Liver, So Naturally I’m Sitting On The Floor, In Tears, Photographing Everything More Chairs To Make, Dad

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Mark Melton
Community Member
9 months ago

My most treasured items as an old man are the pieces of furniture that he made and signed. Some were from before my time, but other pieces I can remember Dad letting me hand sand some obscure part when I was just a child.

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#43

An Inside/Outside Shot Of The Shop Door I Made. It's Poplar, Black Walnut, And Multiple Resin Fills. Natural Light Comes Through The Blue Bits. They Also Glow In The Dark

An Inside/Outside Shot Of The Shop Door I Made. It's Poplar, Black Walnut, And Multiple Resin Fills. Natural Light Comes Through The Blue Bits. They Also Glow In The Dark

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A B C
Community Member
9 months ago

That looks amazing! Buuuuuut: isn't poplar friggin' soft, so wouldn't this door get indentations very easily?

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#44

Summer Project - Garden Office

Summer Project - Garden Office

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Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
9 months ago

I want one.

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#45

Mandalorian Wooden Helmet. Wood Carving. Oak Wood. 6 Days Of Production

Mandalorian Wooden Helmet. Wood Carving. Oak Wood. 6 Days Of Production

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
9 months ago

This is the woodworking way...

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#46

Depression And Woodworking

Depression And Woodworking

I've suffered for years with depression & anxiety. My shop has been a mess for as long as I've had a shop which only made it worse. The last few days I've put a ton of work into revamping my shop & making it a source of joy & not a source of anxiety. Details in captions.

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago

Good for you!

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#47

I Build Tiny Houses And This Is My Latest. 24ft Trailer With Lots Of Custom Details

I Build Tiny Houses And This Is My Latest. 24ft Trailer With Lots Of Custom Details

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Brian Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

That is amazing!

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#48

How I Open My Beers

How I Open My Beers

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Jjiinnee
Community Member
9 months ago

This brings me joy.

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#49

I Carved This Hellboy & Wolverine Cigar Holder Out Of Padauk And Hornbeam Wood

I Carved This Hellboy & Wolverine Cigar Holder Out Of Padauk And Hornbeam Wood

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
9 months ago

Wow!

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#50

Little Folding Table

Little Folding Table

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DE Ray
Community Member
9 months ago

I own one in the same design. It's very handy.

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